If raw honey is so good for us, why do we need gamma irradiated honey? And what is medical grade honey? Though this term is currently not very familiar to many, medical grade honey is honey sterilized using a minimally invasive method: gamma irradiation. It may sound super toxic and dangerous but it is not. It is the most safe form of sterilizing honey, with minimum changes in honey’s composition. And this honey can be given to babies, too! But… Read More
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On all honey jars, raw or commercially processed (found in supermarkets) we read this warning: “Not suitable for children under 1 year old.” If honey is that good, why can’t you give honey to babies, too? As unbelievable as it may sound, honey may become dangerous to an infant. This means it may be potentially toxic. So, what do we do, we refrain from giving them honey? This is a good option. Though modern technology offers us another alternative: medical… Read More
Honey is our new medical drug! How does this sound? Well, here is my 2 cents: It’s recognizing the perfection of nature. We have always been using honey to treat wounds. It was used as a topical antiseptic for at least 5,000 years and today it is recognized as one of the best products to heal infected wound. At some point in history we said synthetic products are better and work faster. And they were. But the microbes of these… Read More
The health benefits of honey are well recognized and scientifically proved today. Besides its topical use honey has a wide range of internal therapeutic uses triggered by its amazing properties. Although all types of honey are good for our health, yet due to their floral source, some of them have specific particularities which recommend them for specific conditions and diseases. And every person wants to know what honey is the best for him. Here are some of them, focusing on… Read More
You might have heard that rhododendron is a toxic plant. This is partially true because not all rhododendrons contain toxic compounds. Honey bees are attracted to all of them, toxic or non-toxic and produce a tasty honey that in spring beekeepers usually leave it in the hive, for them, to feed themselves after a long winter. The term rhododendron comes from the Ancient Greek and means Rose Tree. There are 1,024 species of woody plants in the Ericaceae family, either evergreen or deciduous. They are mainly found in Asia,… Read More
Lots of people have asked me what is the best manuka honey? And what brand is more trustful to be selling genuine manuka honey from New Zealand. Here is a Comvita manuka honey review because statistics show this is the brand chosen by the majority of people. First of all, why manuka? Because it tastes good and has medicinal properties, helping with digestive problems, throat and nose issues, skin conditions and helps in maintaining a strong healthy body. Who is Comvita? It’s the… Read More