‘Honey’

Natural antioxidants in honey. Do we really need antioxidant supplements?

does honey have antioxidants

Are antioxidants really good for us? Which are the best: from supplements or from food? Does honey have antioxidants? This article will cover all these and much more. There is a whole new obsession with antioxidants. There are tons of supplements with antioxidants. Naturopathic doctors, as well as medical doctors, tell us to take antioxidants as our body needs them. I think my question here is quite legit: Why? My grandmother did not take them and she is 96 years old… Read More

What are the enzymes present in raw honey? Why are they important?

are enzymes in honey important?

What’s all the fuss with raw honey vs pure honey and its enzymes? Are they the reason we need to buy expensive honey instead of cheap one? With all this awareness of honey and bees, and all this almost psychotic obsession for natural, raw and organic food, raw honey has gained a lot of popularity among people. Why so popular? Mainly because “raw” is now promoted on numberless blogs, which copy or rewrite the same text over and over, polishing their words with… Read More

What is Ayurveda? Can a westerner use Ayurveda to heal himself?

Talking about what good honey does to our body, I’ve often mentioned Ayurveda. But what is Ayurveda? Can we as westerners, use Ayurveda to treat our diseases? Can we find here all the necessarily ingredients? Do we have doctors to prescribe us the right remedies? I’m sure everybody has considered all these questions, while searching for finding alternative solutions to our classical, full of sides-effects drugs. I have to admit that our alophatic, Western medicine is A LOT easier. Things are pretty… Read More

Lavender Honey – a honey for health benefits

lavender honey

Looking for honey for health benefits we must take into consideration Lavender Honey. Sometimes called “lavander honey”, coming probably from its botanical name “lavandula” or from the French “lavande”. Collins Dictionary recognizes only the form “lavender” as “any of various perennial shrubs or herbaceous plants of the genus Lavandula, esp L. vera, cultivated for its mauve or blue flowers and as the source of a fragrant oil (oil of lavender)”. People know lavender only as lavender oil, with a specific… Read More

Borage honey

blue borage honey health benefits

Borago officinalis L. is a widely spread wild flower, used in both traditional and modern medicine, in beekeeping as it provides high amounts of both nectar and pollen, in agriculture as a companion plant and as a culinary ingredient. The honey resulted from its nectar is equally beneficial. It’s a very spread wild flower, found almost everywhere on the planet, known in English as Borage, or Blue Borage, in French: Bourrache officinale, in Italian: Borragine, in German: Borretsch, in Spanish: Borraja, in Finnish: Purasruoho, in Romanian: Limba… Read More

Viper’s Bugloss honey (Echium vulgare honey)

vipers bugloss aka echium vulgare

Viper’s Bugloss honey comes from Viper’s Bugloss flowers, also known as Echium vulgare, blueweed, blue thistle, blue devil, snake flower or snake’s tongue. It is a rather exotic native plan that makes lots of nectar and pollen and for this reason the flower is very much loved by the honey bees. Plus that it can be found till late September and offers the bees the possibility of gathering their necessary food for the winter. Viper’s bugloss is a plant that can be easily found because… Read More