About Us

Men harvesting mesquite in the Northern Cape, South Africa

What we do

Manna Health supplies natural remedies that are dedicated to treating health problems and ailments at their root cause. We do not believe in simply managing symptoms, but rather solving the problem at its root, thereby also relieving the symptoms.

The History of Manna

I grew up in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and lived there for most of my life. The outdoors was something I loved and I was in my early thirties. I started to appreciate the value of the different plants in this region.

The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry started their battle against invasive alien plants and trees. I was doing research on the utilization of the biomass of these alien plants when I noticed the animals liked the seeds from these plants.

Proceeding to collect different samples from the different species, I then processed them into a special mixture. I then sent this mixture to different laboratories within South Africa for analysis.

Armed with all these laboratory results, I did further research into the history of these plants. The trees originated from the Northern part of Mexico and the Southern part of Texas. I travelled to the USA to do further research.

Next, I asked the University of the Free State to perform a study specifically relating to the support of “blood sugar control” in the human body.

After receiving the positive results of this study, the Glycemic Index Foundation of South Africa did two further studies for us. This conclusively showed the effectiveness of this mixture and its “GI lowering effect” on food.

We then took this product to market and named this special Mixture, Manna.

The Prosopis tree is an invasive alien tree to the province of the Northern Cape. Collecting the seeds is crucial in controlling the spread of the trees through the province. Normally the seeds are ready for harvest from the beginning of January.

Just before the harvesting starts, the community gets involved. This harvest is one of the few community projects in the region. We are privileged to be part of both the control of alien vegetation and more importantly, in the development of our community.

Brandt Coetzee

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