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The onion honey cough remedy. And other natural remedies with onion.

how to cure cough naturally

Disappointed with your current syrup for coughing? Yeah… I was. Untill I discovered the onion honey cough remedy. A syrup, tasty and efficient. I had no idea the smelly onion can make so many natural remedies. A very nasty virus is walking freely among us. No smart doctor can destroy it. It’s a new one, fresh and strong. From where do they come, each and every fall, nobody knows. You think you had a vaccine and will escape from its power?… Read More

A few ideas for presents: useful, healthy, sweet and easy to buy!

ideas for a present

Presents. Gifts. Or whatever you like to call them are one important part of our lives. They are easy to buy for ourselves, difficult to buy for others and absolutely amazing to receive. Somehow when this time of the year comes, whether it is Black Friday or Christmas, we are ENTITLED to buy things. We are not guilty for buying stuff, we are not spenders or wasteful people any more. It’s legal to spend money! We have been working. And… Read More

Florida raw organic honey made from SAW PALMETTO and SABAL PALMETTO

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Palmetto honeys are honeys very well known in Florida, rare honeys usually kept by beekeepers for themselves or close friends. There are more than 15 kinds of palmetto trees but not all of them produce honey. I will cover here the most common palmetto honeys available, saw palmetto honey and sabal palmetto honey. Both are very old, used since the native Indians could harvest them, and are considered to be true jewels of honeys, “real gourmet gems” – as some people call it.… Read More

Go to the Halloween party dressed as a bee family! Plead for their safety and have lots of fun!

halloween party and how to dress ourselves

Personally I don’t like Halloween. Probably because I’m a peaceful person and all those scary masks and costumes that we “have” to wear, don’t look very friendly to me. How could they? Their own purpose is to be as unfriendly and scary as possible. Not to mention that I have a spider-phobia… But I understand the necessity of such a holiday, though the correct name would be “celebration”. I know the origins were still not yet agreed upon and I believed all… Read More

What is Tupelo honey?

tupelo honey is a honey from mississippi

Americans know tupelo honey (though it is quite rare), just like Australians know eucalyptus honeys, or New Zealanders know manuka honey. Worldwide diabetics also know it, it’s a honey with a low content of glucose and therefore useful to sweeten their food. They know it not necessary for its health benefits but for its incredible amber color, awesome taste and aroma, low glycemic index and its capacity of staying liquid for many years. Tupelo honey is a high grade honey produced where a… Read More

Blueberry honey has a strong antioxidant and antimicrobial power

blueberry honey health benefits

Just like buckwheat honey, blackberry honey or chestnut honey, blueberry honey has a very strong antioxidant and antimicrobial power. Blueberries are perennial flowers which give us indigo-colored berries, much appreciated these days, especially in our smoothies. Scientific Name: Vaccinium spp. Vaccinium. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It does, but it’s not the same. Vaccinium includes an “i” which is not found in vaccinum. Vaccinium – is the name used in classical Latin for a plant and it may be derived from bacca, berry. Vaccinum… Read More

What bacteria can honey kill?

bacteria killed by honey

Yes, it is true. Honey it is not only a sweet food, but also a reliable product that can kill many bacteria. And also fungi and viruses. Microbes, to put it in one word. Its antimicrobial characteristics have long been appreciated and these days scientists have started to research it more as our synthetic drugs cannot keep up with superbugs. “Antimicrobial” is a general term which refers to the capacity of fighting microbes. Microbes include bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses (only some… Read More

What gives honey its antimicrobial power?

honey has powerful antimicrobial powers

Why is honey antimicrobial? Its components make it like that. There are components that induce an indirect antimicrobial action, the microbial infection being fought by its immuno-activating, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic activity, and components or features that induce a direct antimicrobial activity. This one is given by 2 types of antimicrobial activity, generally accepted in honey: hydrogen peroxide activity and non-peroxide activity. Hydrogen peroxide activity Honey produces hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) through an enzyme called GLUCOSE OXIDASE (called inhibine in the past). It is added by the bees in the… Read More

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