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The Benefits of Honey

Posted on 04/06/2023

Honey — we all know it, love it, and use it. This mere sweetener, existing in your cupboard, is capable of making many a fine cup of tea delightful and many baked goods delectable.

This wondrous golden substance has a rich history ranging from ancient Babylon, Greece, and Egypt to present day. For centuries, humans have been exploring this primitive good for its wide range of medicinal, monetary, religious, and culinary uses.

With modern-day science, we have learned that honey is made up of a unique combination of sugar, minerals, iron, zinc, antioxidants, and amino acids. It has been used for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory purposes and internally for numerous health benefits and cures for common ailments*.

Throughout our seasonal changes, a popular use of honey is to ease seasonal allergies. Wildflower honey is recommended for this use*. In the winter, having a jar ready and waiting is essential for when we feel that tickle in our throats because honey is well known as a successful cough suppressant*.

Due to its antibacterial properties, honey has been used to treat bumps and scrapes and even some low-degree burns.* Throughout history, the antimicrobial properties of honey been renown, especially in Ayurvedic medicine*. More research is currently in progress to analyze the benefits of honey consumption for cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases*.

Possessing antibacterial, antimicrobial, and healing properties as well as other health benefits, honey is timeless. Not only that, it tastes fantastic with tea!

We invite you to sample our honey selections.


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