Raw Honey

Raw honey has many medicinal properties and is used to treat stomach ailments, anaemia, chest infections, allergies and bacterial infections are just a few of the conditions that may be improved by consumption of unprocessed honey.

Most honeys that you buy in the supermarkets are either pasteurized or blended.  Pasteurized honey takes away a lot of its vital nutrients and often blended honey is blended with so many varieties and may have sometimes sugar added to it or chemicals.

Our raw honey is pure cold pressed from the honeycomb itself and sometimes may even contain little bits of honeycomb.

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Honey has been used for centuries for many cures, before antibiotics honey was used to treat wounds and is still used. The antiseptic properties of raw honey cleans wounds, inhibit bacterial growth, aids in treating cuts and burns and promotes healing, reduces swelling and prevents infections.

Raw honey is a natural antimicrobial and antioxidant and in terms of antioxidants, darker is better when it comes to honey.  Honey coats the throat and reduces throat irritation. Research has already shown that honey blocks the growth of oral bacteria. Honey has also been used for stomach pains and problems. Modern research shows that honey is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers.

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Honey contains a variety of sugars and minerals and is considered an antioxidant which means it allows the blood to circulate better and provide more oxygen to areas of the body such as the brain. Honey can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even postoperative wounds. Honey has also been effective in its use to treat burns. It has even been shown to be low in calories and useful as a sweetener for diabetics, people with heart disease or those overweight.

Although there is healing in honey for a variety of medical disorders, certain precautions should be taken. Children under the age of one year never be given honey due to the possibility of infant botulism. This type of food poisoning can be deadly, however, it only seems to affect infants under one year of age. Also, if you have any known allergies to specific plants, then you should make sure the honey you are using is not made from that plant. People with allergies to bee stings should be careful when using other bee-related products such as propolis or royal jelly. If these precautions are followed, then honey may provide healing for you.

Raw Honey is a live food and contains amongst other things;
Enzymes
Vitamins
Minerals
Antioxidants
Nutraceuticals
Trace amounts of proteins.
(All of the above are known to have a positive effect on health and vitality) Raw honey is also known for the following,
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Anti-Bacterial
Ant-Inflammatory
Anti-Viral
Anti-Fungal (can be used topically to treat infection)
Treats coughs/upper respiratory infections
May promote better blood sugar control (Experimental evidence indicates that consumption of honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners)
Improved HDL cholesterol
Boost immunity
Pre-digests starches for you – If you leave your raw honey on bread for 15 minutes, the amylase enzyme begins to break down the complex sugars/starches in the bread, making it ultimately easier to digest for you.
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