Ongoing Research

Watson & Son has invested heavily in projects and clinical trials around the world to validate the medical qualities of Manuka honey.

One of the research projects that Watson & Son has invested into, in conjunction with the University of Waikato, is identifying the anti-inflammatory action of Manuka in wound healing. A test has now been developed allowing each batch of our honey to be gauged for its strength as an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is one of the key factors that cause pain, prolonged healing and scarring.

Watson & Son is pioneering a new range of medical products that utilise Manuka honey as the active ingredient. To find out more please visit

For further information on some of the Manuka honey research being done worldwide, please see the following links:

Dr Peter Molan from the Waikato University

Manuka Honey vs Hydrogel: a Randomised Controlled Trial

Honey Up The Nose Treats Sinusitis