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Australian box honeys

different types of Australian honeys

I have often seen jars of honey, originating in Australia, having a rather unusual name: “a color”+box+honey. There is gray box honey, yellow box honey, red box honey, black box honey, white box honey,…..  what is it with all these colored boxes? If you are not from Australia, then you will be as surprised as I was. I even thought they pack one multifloral in colored boxes, to differentiate the producers…. No, I’m kidding. But starting from this I have discovered that they… Read More

Our raw honey can poison us!

our raw honey may be toxic to us.

It turns out that sometimes our excellent, amazing honey can poison us. It is possible when it is contaminated with nectar from toxic plants, which can grow everywhere. Can we know if our raw honey is safe or not? How do they poison us? Should we stop eating honey, though we know it is so healthy for our bodies? Research says Australian honeys are more toxic than other honeys. Does this mean we should stop eating manuka or leatherwood honey? Are… Read More

What is leatherwood honey?

what is leatherwood honey

Leatherwood honey comes from Tasmania and is one of its rarest and finest honey. Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) is a tree that grows in the forests of Tasmania’s wild west coast, from the northwest in such places as the Tarkine and through the South West Wilderness. It likes water a lot which is why it grows very well in climates of 1500–2500 mm annual rainfall. The name Eucryphia lucida is probably derived from the waxy, leather-coloured sheath that covers young leaves and petals, but may also… Read More

Health benefits for coconut oil. Is it good for thyroid conditions? What else?

is coconut oil good for thyroid

Health benefits of coconut oil. I don’t think there is one person who doesn’t heard this before. Coconut oil is a living legend these days, almost like the so controversial cannabis oil. A panacea, always available to us, yet so unknown. Till now. Because it seems it cannot be hidden from us anymore. 🙂 But while coconut oil has uncountable health benefits, the combination of it with honey has other uses. Also for our health and beauty, of course. Their combination mutually reinforce… Read More

How to treat a dog’s arthritis naturally

treat a dog's arthritis

Treat a dog’s arthritis, don’t let him suffer. He may be old or had a bad injury and now he can barely move. It is known that our conventional treatment (which is not treatment, only relief for the pain) are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, made of synthetic chemicals, which carry worrisome side effects like liver and kidney damage. If you choose to treat him naturally, there are some options you really should take into consideration. Some of them are quite cheap and include honey, as… Read More

How to treat a dog’s allergies

local raw honey treats your dog's allergies

Your dog might have allergies, infections, kennel cough, digestive problems, arthritis and so many others. Knowing how to treat a dog’s allergies is essential for having a happy pet. And one natural product can help with all of them: honey. I admit, honey is not a normal item of diet for carnivores. Yet, everybody knows how much bears love honey. Winnie the Pooh was not simply invented. But do you know that lions in the wild enjoy honey, too? Health benefits of honey for dogs… Read More

How to treat a dog’s wound

HOW TO HEAL YOUR PET'S WOUND

Anybody with a dog wondered at some point how to treat a dog’s wound. It is quite challenging to treat a sick dog at home. This happens a lot, either because the vet is too far away or because the meds are too expensive. Or, another bad scenario: they don’t work! I know of so many cases of wounds that didn’t heal, no matter how famous or expensive the drugs were. Something happened, the wound got infected, a nasty super-bug interfered… Read More

What is citrus honey?

citrus honey benefits for health

Why citrus? Why not orange honey, or lemon honey? What is citrus honey meaning? Well, we use this terminology for 2 reasons: 1. Because usually there is not only one specific orchard. Different species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars of citrus are all common to Mediterranean countries. They are cultivated for the production of fruits and aromatic essences and are placed next to each other. All their nectar is highly attractive to bees. The honey resulted is called citrus honey. The nectar can come from: oranges, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, tangerines,… Read More

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