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Honey in history. Prehistory, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China.

bees and honey in history

Prehistoric times Talking about bees and honey in history must always include Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. But starting from the very beginning of times, we must say that bees are actually one of the oldest forms of animal life, since Neolithic Age, preceding humans on Earth by 10 to 20 million years. When they appeared, humans did whatever the other animals were doing at the time, meaning, stole the bees’ honey to feed themselves. Homo Sapiens and honey were together since the Stone… Read More

Sunflower honey

sunflower

Sunflower aka HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L. from Asteraceae family, is probably one of the most known flowers. It’s an annual plant, meaning it has to be planted every spring, because it cannot survive over winter. It grows high, up to 3 meters, and the flower head can measure 30 cm wide. It’s yellow, like the sun it likes to look at! Their resemblance to the sun brought them the name. They grow best in fertile, wet, well-drained soil with a lot of mulch. Sunflowers need full sun,… Read More

What is the difference between pure honey and raw honey?

difference between pure honey and raw honey

Do you know the difference between pure honey and raw honey”? Do you know there are studies showing that pure honey has the same composition with raw honey? And that it is even better? (By “pure” we all understand “pured”, “cleared”, meaning processed to make it look like a crystal golden liquid, which will never crystallize.) The natural question: they are scientists, why would they lie?  In 2010 a Research Project Funded by National Honey Board, Ropa Science Research – Wisconsin, conducted the study Comparison of Mineral… Read More

What is processed honey?

let's learn how is honey peocessed

Do you know what processed honey is? If you know, then you are not buying it. We can see it on supermarket shelves, with beautiful names like “pure honey”, which doesn’t mean real, but purified or “clear honey”. It is indeed clear, but cleared not only of bad impurities but also of lots of good healthy nutrients and properties. How is this happening? Why would we want to change honey? Let’s take it one step at a time. What is raw honey? Raw honey… Read More

Are there vitamins in honey? Er, NO?!

honey has 6 vitamins: b1, b2, b3, b5, b6 and C

There are no vitamins in honey?? Well, almost. “Honey” is a generic word. It represents a class, including as many types of honey as many flowers exist. Or trees, because honey can be made from drops of dew, found on the trees. We cannot possibly compare a chamomile with a fir tree, or a cactus. How can we compare chamomile honey with fir tree honey? We cannot. But we CAN talk about an average, we can compare the tests made in time,… Read More

Sidr honey benefits for health

sidr honey health benefits

Despite tradition and recent scientific research on honey benefits for health, Sidr honey is still surrounded with a lot of doubt, even in the Arab world. It it said that Sidr honey was used in magic and sorcery along with others treatment uses. Yet, their culture says that hundreds of years ago, Sidr honey was given as gift to kings and princes, to express appreciation and loyalty. In India Sidr honey is used with trust to cure eye conditions and clear vision. Somebody said very beautifully… Read More

Sidr Honey

sidr honey benefits for health

Even more expensive than manuka honey, Sidr honey has gained a lot of popularity these days. The Arabian world doesn’t trust it for nothing. It was mentioned in the Qur’an, and the prophet recommends it for any kind of illness of the body. ‘Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur’an and honey.’ It is claimed to be good for liver… Read More

Tualang honey benefits for health

tualang honey benefits

Honey benefits for health are well-known today, especially those of manuka honey’s. But only a few of us have heard, for example, of tualang honey, which has exceptional health benefits for our health. The School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, has researched tualang honey the most. Its studies have been published by The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. In May 2013, they published the “Review of the Medicinal Effects of Tualang Honey and a Comparison with Manuka Honey”. Although the health benefits of Manuka… Read More