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How to get rid of period pains

how to get rid of period pains

Periodic pains, aka menstrual pains, are a real pain. A girl knows what I am talking about. How to get rid of period pains is a frequent question often answered with “Ibuprofen”. Which works. But is this the only solution? My grandma used to say “a woman suffers a lot in her lifetime” and she was fully and completely at peace with this situation. A woman would suffer not because of her status in society, but because this is the… Read More

Is the best honey in the world really the best honey of all? Meet the winner of 2019!

who chooses the best honey

The experts agreed: the bear is right. Turkish honey is the best honey in the world. At least for the year 2019. It is a trend now with Turkish honey… Elvish honey – the most expensive in the world (€5000/kg), Anzer honey – the tastiest (as confirmed by the bears), Mad honey – with medical and psychedelic properties, and now, a simple multifloral honey gets the highest prize! And where is manuka honey placed? We all know it is the… Read More

Why do bears like honey and my cat doesn’t?

bears like honey and have preferences on its quality

Bears love honey. We know this since age 3. But is this true or just another fairy tale? And why doesn’t my cat like it at all? Taste is a complex issue. We are genetically born with certain tastes, but then they can be shaped by evolution. Educated. There is a funny video spreading into the world these days, with a bear treated with different kind of honeys. He tastes them all, but seems to have a favorite to which… Read More

The rare and delicious apple honey

apple honey aka apple blossom honey

Apple honey, more accurately apple blossom honey, is not a very common type of honey. It can be found in countries with the biggest apple production. China (where else?) produces approximately half of the total apple production, followed by the United States, Turkey and Poland. But do they also produce honey in those orchards? It seems that pollination is a key factor when it comes to apples. This is one place where the “Einstein’s 4 years of surviving without bees”… Read More

How to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Burkholderia spp.

natural product that kills pseudomonas aeruginosa

Again about how good it is, right? Can manuka honey kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Burkholderia spp, both involved in cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatosis? Well, there is good news on this. We heard manuka honey is the best honey. Funny enough, the thing that most people know is that it kills superbugs, like Staphylococcus aureus or Helicobacter pylori, and know less that it is excellent for any type of wound or burn – which is its main health benefit. The… Read More

What is loquat honey good for?

what is loquat honey good for

Loquat honey is a type of honey more popular in Asia than in the other parts of the world, known a lot for its laxative and relaxing properties. With the exception of Italy and Spain, no European ever heard about loquat honey. Name: Loquat Other names: Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum or pipa in China. Scientific name: Eriobotrya japonica Family: Rosaceae. There are about 20 species of these evergreen trees and shrubs common in Japan and China. Native to: the cooler hills… Read More