An alphabetical glossary of technical terms used on the site.
- Ulcerative colitis
A disease where the large intestine or colon has ulcers.
- Umbilical cord
The cord that connects a fetus to the placenta during pregnancy – it carries blood and nutrients to the growing fetus.
- UMF number
A rating of the antibacterial action of Mānuka honey. The number is equivalent to the percentage of phenol it takes to have the same effect. Mānuka honey with UMF 18+ for example can be used to heal wounds.
- Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF)