- Malaysia Tualang Honey -
Tualang honey is a Malaysian multifloral jungle honey. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of studies published in medical databases regarding its potential health benefits.
The honey is produced by the rock bee (Apis dorsata), which builds hives on branches of tall Tualang trees located mainly in the north-western region of Peninsular Malaysia. This review collates the results of the various studies of Tualang Honey that range from research on tissue culture to randomised control clinical trials.
Findings thus far show that, Tualang Honey has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antitumor, and antidiabetic properties, in addition to wound-healing attributes. Some of its properties are similar to the well-researched Manuka honey (New Zealand and/or Australian monofloral honey). Compared with Manuka honey, Tualang Honey is also more effective against some gram-negative bacterial strains in burn wounds.