The most common question consumers of honey ask is: “What is the best kind of honey?” There is no answer to this. Every kind of natural honey is good and has unique characteristics suited for healing different ailments.
The following are descriptions of various types of honey and their most appropriate uses, and on page 2 you can read about the benefits of pollen, royal jelly and propolis.
As for quality, we can mention one almost unknown fact – evidence that consuming real, natural honey“nipps” while it slowly dissolves in the mouth and throat.
This effect creates a toxin, which is injected in honey by bees for protection.
In selecting the proper type of honey for disease prevention and healing it is good to consult with an experienced apitherapist, a scholar of honey bee products.
Good for those who have digestive problems, it’s soothing and balances the entire body. Due to the high content of fructose, it cannot be taken by diabetics. It is also recommended for children up to the age of three because it is simple.
It’s an antiseptic and is soothing. It can be used to treat influenza, colds, bronchitis and respiratory diseases that cause streptococci, staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria. It promotes sweating and partaking in idle time in bed is recommended during the treatment.
It contains 13 (or more) times more minerals than flower species. It is especially rich in iron salts, which play an important role in strengthening the blood, oxidation processes, and the process of growth, which is particularly important in childhood. It is recommended for anemia, gynecological, respiratory and other diseases.
Chestnut honey has a specific and intense aroma and slightly bitter and aromatic taste. It helps with disturbances of the digestive organs (stomach, liver, gallbladder, duodenum).
It is recommended for healing gastric and duodenal ulcers, jaundice, and bacteria in the urethra. It boosts the heart. Some research suggests that chestnut honey is one of the best kinds of honey in the world in general. Chestnut honey is suitable for making homemade cakes and gingerbread, just because of its royal flavor.
Sage honey is produced from the flowers of sage, and is collected around the middle of May to mid-June.
Sage grows in areas with a Mediterranean climate, and in Istria on the eastern coast of the peninsula. This honey is one of the best kinds of honey, and is very good for healing various types of diseases in the oral cavity and respiratory tract.
It is recommended for people who have problems with runny noses, coughing, sore throat, bronchitis, and colds especially accompanied by a dry and unproductive cough.
Flower honey or meadow
It contains more essential oils and children like to eat it. It’s especially recommended to patients with respiratory illnesses caused by Gram-negative bacteria, in gynecological diseases, and avitaminosis.
Bees begin to collect flower honey in the early spring, with plants and trees, such as dandelion, cherry, plum, apple and other meadow and wildflowers. Flower honey tastes exceptionally good and it’s full of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
Everyone loves flower honey, from newborns to the elderly, due to its unique taste. It strengthens the immune system.
Flower honey is a little more aromatic than acacia and is very gentle on the stomach. It is collected with dozens of species of flowers, so it is widely recommended.
It favors the airways, soothes the stomach, and is suitable for the development of children from an early age.
Due to high glucose content and other important ingredients, it’s recommended for strengthening the body’s resistance, for people with heart disease, and to improve circulation.
Honey from rapeseed
It has excellent quality and has strong antibacterial properties. It’s excellent for making royal jelly.
Now here is some useful information about pollen and how to use it…
Pollen is the male part of flower plants and has a fine-grained appearance. Each grain is biologically unique and contains everything necessary for life: proteins, amino acids, acids, fats, hormones, ferments, coenzymes, carbohydrates, and the secret of life-molecules of DNA and RNA, which determine the shape and development of living beings.
Why do we use pollen?
- Pollen positively influences the digestive tract – the rehabilitation of the intestinal flora breaks down the blockage. Visible improvement can be observed within a few days.
- Pollen increases blood flow to the brain and related improves memory and concentration (especially in school children).
- Has had surprising successes with helping with hair loss. But when hair loss is caused by genetics, pollen will not be able to affect it.
- Floral powder therapy has good effects on liver function. Particles of pollen improve the important function of detoxifying the liver, thus having a vitalizing effect on the entire body.
- Pollen encourages normalization and regulation of blood pressure.
- In addition to the normal blood flow, consumption of pollen can be particularly good for improving blood circulation in the legs.
- Pollen has an extremely positive effect on the immune system.
- Pollen generally works very well on your metabolism, and it’s use is recommended for:
- General fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Liver disease
- Elevated blood fats
- Eye diseases
- Psycho vegetative disturbances
- Prostate disease
- Climacteric problems
- Hard physical labor
- Older people
- Pregnant women and nursing mothers
- Malnourished people and those with reduced appetite
- Pre- and post-operatively
- People with allergic problems under the supervision of a doctor
Consumption and preparation of a pollen remedy:
In order for our body to reap the benefits of pollen, its use is recommended in dairy products like yogurt. Stir pollen in yogurt, or milk or tea approximately 2 hours prior to use. This way the pollen will melt and its benefits will be released. In this form pollen is an excellent addition to muesli and also as a snack.
For regular use, one teaspoon per day is sufficient. Pollen is recommended especially for vegetarians, athletes, or patients (eg. who have been wounded or lost a lot of blood). You should take two teaspoons a day.