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The Sweet Story of Honey

Most people enjoy the taste of honey...we like it on our toast, English muffins, oatmeal and hot cups of tea, but Honey is far more than just another pretty face sitting around waiting for us to add her sweet taste to our food and beverages. She has a wild side!

Most people buy honey from their local grocery stores and if they have kids or often even if they don't they grab the cute faced little bear container of it and off they go, and I have been guilty of that as well many years ago.

We often think Honey is far better than white sugar and that is correct but I am here to talk about the true benefits of Raw Wild Honey. The little bear containers of pasteurized honey is fine for your toddler age kids & older and the safest also for them as store bought honey is heat pasteurized to remove all the valuable bee pollens and enzymes, so all that is left is the sweet taste. ( Children under the age of one should avoid all honey.)

But, if you are truly interested in the actual health benefits then Raw Wild Local Honey is your best bet, by far.

Our Bees produce this wonderful product by combining flower nectar and bee enzymes and raw wild honey contains a highly concentrated amount of nutrients including vitamins C, D & E, as well carbohydrates, the B vitamins and a few minerals. Our bees provide us with so much it is unfathomable to imagine life without their valuable contributions. Bees are truly miracles in their miraculous ability to produce our honey, pollens, bees wax and propolis ( which is a form of bee glue) Bees have long been call Mother Natures miracles and indeed they are, I recently read that when you think about it bees are not even designed aerodynamically to even fly yet they do, they are also very adept at taking care of their fellow bees within the hive. Amazing little creatures who are so beneficial to daily life.

Honey has been used as a healing agent for burns and other wounds since for years as it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, and is very hydrating, anti allergenic, anti inflammatory and provides amino acids. There is evidence that people have been gathering honey since the Stone Age, and have also found that the importance of our Bees has not been well known, but it is getting better.


Below are just a few of the benefits of the honey they produce for us:


a) Their anti microbial and antioxidant qualities are excellent for sore throats.

b) One of the many chemical constituents honey contains is a substance called inhibin, which reacts with the glucose in our bodies to produce a natural hydrogen peroxide which disinfects.

c) Consuming raw wild local honey, which is rich in amino acids, on a regular basis decreases the uncomfortable symptoms often associated with allergic reactions in the spring. Recommended dosage daily would be approximately 1 teaspoon 2 - 3 times per day.

d) Raw wild honey is hygroscopic which means it draws moisture to it which makes it excellent for burns. It has been used extensively for this purpose for millennia. Studies have shown that in many cases it causes the dead or infected tissue to be sloughed off without the need for painful intervention.

e) To relieve a night time cough take a small dose of a dark raw wild honey such a buckwheat and it will soothe that cough enabling a good nights sleep. It seems the darker the honey the more antioxidants it has as all honeys are different according to the particular flowers the bee collects pollen from.

f) And for all of us looking for a perfect natural way to soften our skin, local wild honey can serve as a restorative and extremely soothing facial moisturizer.

Just apply local wild honey to your dry face and wait 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Amazingly soft and hydrated.!


Referenced: Medicinal Herbs, Rosemary Gladstar (Herbalist)

The Herbal Kitchen, (Herbalist with forward by Rosemary Gladstar)

Herbal Medicine, Sharol Marie Tilgner, N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine


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