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Euphorbia honey aka Spurge honey or Daghmous honey is the most appreciated honey in Morocco

what is spurge honey

Morocco is one country that knows to appreciate honey. Euphorbia honey (aka Spurge honey or Daghmous Honey) is used a lot in traditional medicine for sore throats, cardiovascular disease, allergic asthma, digestive issues and infertility. Euphorbia, aka spurge, is one of the largest genera of flowering plants in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). With over 2,000 species, euphorbias can range from tiny annual plants to large and long-lived trees and look completely different. Even the beautiful Poinsettia, that we know as Christmas Star, belongs to this huge euphorbia family. Some are used as ornamentals… Read More

What is Sahara honey? Good antimicrobial honey produced in the Saharan oases.

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Yes, there is honey in the desert. It sounds really intriguing, but the Sahara is not only hot desert with no water and no vegetation. Things are not that extreme on all its surface. There are still oases with vegetation, flowers and insects. Among them, there are honeybees that managed to remain isolated from the rest of bees of the world, for at least 5,000 years. They are free of the omnipresent parasite called “varoa mite” and the plants they… Read More

What about manuka honey’s strong antibacterial properties? What makes it so special?

what about manuka honey antibacterial power

Honey is known for its antibacterial properties, but what is it about manuka honey that makes it so special to cost $520 per kilogram? Manuka honey became very popular when people heard that it could kill the drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Enterococci species. These are just some of the nosocomial pathogens with increased antimicrobial resistance that cause difficult-to-treat infections worldwide. Manuka honey has both antimicrobial properties and the ability to increase the efficacy of approved antibiotic drugs. Its fame grew with a multitude… Read More

What is carob honey? A powerful antioxidant chocolate treat!

what is carob honey? a powerful antioxidant chocolate treat!

Carob powder is known as the substitute of cocoa. But while there is no “cocoa honey” made by bees (though there is a product called “cocoa honey” used for the liquid portion of cocoa pulp that is released from the fruit soon after it is cut open and can be used before fermentation by simple extraction due to its nutritional characteristics.), there is carob honey, an exquisite monofloral honey. Also known as “chocolate honey”. Scientific name: Ceratonia siliqua Other names: carob (from Arabic خَرُّوبٌ (kharrūb) and Hebrew חרוב‬ (haruv)) tree, St John’s bread, locust… Read More

What is UMF and how to read the label of manuka honey

required specifications on the label of manuka honey

Do not buy just any manuka honey. The number of fraudsters are increasing due to its high price and fame. Read the label of manuka honey correctly, see what is UMF and make sure you are buying genuine and therapeutic manuka honey. Here is a statistics from 2013, when manuka honey was still not that famous: The harvest of manuka honey in New Zealand was of 1,700 tons. And the global consumption, which means people who claimed they ate manuka… Read More