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Do not eat manuka honey in IBS!

manuka honey in irritable bowel syndrome

Do not eat manuka honey if you have irritable bowel syndrome. Or the disease. The question whether a person with irritable bowel syndrome can eat honey or not has already been discussed in the article Can I have honey in IBS? The answer is a definite NO when the person is in the acute phases of the disease and yes, under certain conditions. These imply the type of honey, which should contain an equal amount of fructose and glucose, or honey with… Read More

What are the health benefits of lemon water and honey? Can we lose weight?

again about lemon honey water health benefits. myth or real?

Again about the health benefits of lemon water in the morning? And honey? Hasn’t it been said enough? Haven’t we all tried it for 2 weeks or 2 months and nothing happened? Well, as simple and unbelievable this recipe may be, it seems that there is no smoke without fire. And if you have a problem, or don’t have a problem but want to improve your overall health state, then you should also remember 2 things: 1. be consistent 2.… Read More

Horehound honey

what is horehound honey

Scientific name:  Marrubium vulgare, but also known by its synonyms: Marrubium apulum. Marrubium ballotoides. Marrubium germanicum. Marrubium uncinatum. Other names: white horehound or common horehound. In several Arab-speaking countries it is known as merriwa, ifzi, amarriw, ifza or marrîwet. Etymology: it derives from two Old English forms: “hoar”, meaning “white”, “light-colored” and “hune” a word of unknown origin designating a class of herbs or plants, which was altered in time by folk etymology. Others say the name derives from a Hebrew word meaning bitter. Range: it is native… Read More

Fireweed honey

fireweed honey characteristics

Fireweed honey is a special kind of honey that pairs well with everything – always good to have at home. It doesn’t have exceptional health benefits though recent studies have shown that it has antimutagenic and antitumor properties. Floral source: Fireweed Scientific name: Chamaenerion angustifolium, aka Epilobium angustifolium Other names: fireweed in North America, great willowherb in some parts of Canada, rosebay willowherb in Britain. It is considered that the name “fireweed” comes from the fact that this is often the first plant to… Read More

Longan Honey benefits? It’s a powerful antimicrobial honey.

what is longan honey good for

If you enjoy honey and wonder about longan honey benefits for your health, then you should know that it is a powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial with good results against MRSA. When it is consumed fresh and raw. Longan fruit is more known in the western world as the dragon’s eye. It does resemble an eyeball. The fruit is very common in Asia, but is considered to be a relatively new fruit to the world (acknowledged outside of China only in the… Read More

What gives honey its aroma?

aroma of honey and where comes it from

Volatile organic compounds also known as aroma compounds are the ones responsible for honey aroma. A lot of research has been done these days showing a growing scientific interest in analyzing and understanding honey more and more so that it can be used correctly, more targeted and more efficiently. Honey has been analyzed ever since science entered our lives, from its very beginnings. Its composition is still not complete, there are still compounds unidentified, but in time there will be… Read More