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A delight for body and soul

From pale yellow to dark amber, mildly sweet to distinctively strong, lightly floral to boldly pungent, nutty notes to fruity overtones, no other sweetener has so many fascinating varieties and none comes close in aroma and taste.

Honey strengthens the heart, sooths tension, invigorates the brain and heals wounds. It is known for its antiseptic qualities - it is able to eradicate some bacteria better than antibiotics. It is also a splendid cosmetic. It is a good idea to include honey in our everyday diet. Check on other nutritional and healing qualities of honey.

What does the real honey consist of?

The fact of such wide spectrum of possible applications of honey due to its healing qualities should not surprise. Carbohydrates, organic acids, essential oils obtained from the nectar, polyphenol compounds, proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, folic acid - there are approximately 300 substances that have been extracted from honey that are known to favorably affect human body. The name "liquid gold" originates from its preventive and healing qualities rather than its colour.

Taste of real honey - sweetness and delicate throat scratching.

Beekeepers and honey-lovers, when tasting their favorite delicacy, are able to define its age, storing method, and detect all sorts of additives that should not be a part of real honey. Honey free of additives is very sweet at the beginning but after a while it will release its natural flavours that reveal the secret of its original ingredients. When tasting real honey, our mouth should experience a delicate sensation of burning and throat scratching (especially evident in buckwheat honey).

HISTORY OF HONEY

The ancient Greeks already knew and liked meads. It was supposed to be their patron Dionysus, and Dionysia were arranged in honor of the original honey. The latter also had to be ambrosia which the gods drank at the top of Mount Olympus.

HONEY IN EUROPE

In England, always meadsproduced in large quantities. Their fan was Queen Elizabeth I, and the hero of the novel by Charles Dickens, Pickwick, drinking mead before bedtime. Honeys were also popular in France, knew and liked them Celts and Teutons. Widely quoted passage is reminiscent of a fire Thietmar chronicle of Magdeburg, which in the absence of water quenched ... mead. Honey in the old Poland - more than 1000 years of tradition. Honey is the oldest product used by our ancestors to sweeten. Already in pre-Christian times honey was used for the preparation of alcoholic beverages

Health benefits

  • Prevent cancer and heart disease. Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
  • Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders. Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal: “- All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
  • Increase athletic performance. Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.
  • Reduce cough and throat irritation: Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
  • Balance the 5 elements: Honey has been used in ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea. Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.
  • Blood sugar regulation: Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. It is exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar.
  • Heal wounds and burns: External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.
  • Probiotic: Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the “mysterious therapeutic properties of honey".
  • Beautiful skin: Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing!