Health benefits of leatherwood honey

Health Benefits of Leatherwood Honey

Posted on: 14 Aug 2017

The Tasmanian Honey Company share 5 health benefits of Leatherwood Honey, unique to the wild Tasmanian rainforests of the west coast.


The Tasmanian Honey Company Story

Founder, Julian Wolfhagen has had a passion for bees and honey since a young age. Growing up in the Midlands of Tasmania, harvesting honey was a necessity for Julian whose family lived off the land. As Julian’s appreciation for honey and the harvesting process developed, so too did his infatuation with Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey. Julian became compelled to share this treat with the world and as such, the Tasmanian Honey Company was born. Today, The Tasmanian Honey Company produces world famous Leatherwood Honey from their own beehives across Tasmania.


Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey

The leatherwood tree is unique to Tasmania and typically grows in wild Tasmanian rainforests on the remote west coast. Julian and his team annually travel to the west coast during the summer months to camp out to collect the ‘spicy and piquant honey from the nectar of the leatherwood flower’.

Leatherwood Honey is becoming renowned for its healing and health benefits, you may catch Julian applying it to a wound or recommending it to someone under the weather. Julian describes Leatherwood Honey as a healing tonic with much character and complexity.


The 5 Health Benefits of Leatherwood Honey

Leatherwood Honey is good for your stomach.

Wild leatherwood honey boasts prebiotic properties that both suppress bad bacteria and assist in the growth of beneficial organisms in the body.

Treatment of infections and wounds.

Leatherwood honey has long been used for treating wounds, cuts, sores, ulcers, burns, infections and abrasions. The antimicrobial properties in wild honey act as an antibacterial, keeping the wound moist whilst adding a protective barrier and fighting off harmful microorganisms.

Source of antioxidants.

Leatherwood honey is a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to be beneficial in the prevention of health-related issues such as cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and symptoms of old age.

Good source of energy and carbohydrates.

Wild honey is a natural source of simple carbohydrates that provide the body with energy that is easily absorbed.

Suitable for people with diabetes.

Honey has a low glycaemic index rating and may be suitable in the diet of diabetes suffers.


Take a look at our blog Harvesting Leatherwood Honey in Tasmania to find out more about this fascinating product from Mother Nature.

If you would like to view more products or purchase some Tasmanian Honey Company Leatherwood Honey, please visit our online store.


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