What is Raw Honey and Why Should You Want It?

OUR honey tastes FABULOUS, but did you know it’s also got some fantastic health benefits?

RAW HONEY is simply honey straight from the wax honeycomb, lightly filtered and poured into a jar! No heat treatment or pasteurization and no fine filtering.

Raw honey has many health benefits, because it still contains bee pollen, healthy enzymes and nutrients that come from the nectar and pollen that the bees collect. Pasteurized honey from your grocery store has been heated and heavily filtered which destroys or removes it’s many health benefits.

Honey is Full of Nutrients

Honey contains trace amounts of the B vitamins including B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. It also contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc as well as Amino acids, Calcium, Copper, and Iron.

Honey also contains carbohydrates in the form of Sucrose. However, honey is a healthier option to sugar as it may help improve cholesterol levels and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels as much as white sugar.

Why Not Treat Your Allergies with Honey?

Seasonal allergies are super common, and most people who suffer with them take antihistamines and nasal sprays to relieve their symptoms. Did you know that raw, local, honey can help seasonal allergy symptoms over time with consistent use? And no sleepy side effects!

Honey obtained from the area where you live contains nectar and pollen from your neighbourhood! When collected by the bees, some of those allergens go back to the hive and end up in the honey. Over time, consuming locally sourced raw honey will improve your seasonal allergies.

Honey is a Natural Infection Fighter

Raw honey has special properties that allow it to kill harmful bacteria and fungi while not encouraging the growth of yeast. Many ancient cultures have understood its benefits, and many cultures today still view the hive as a source of medicine. Honey is used to treat burns, wounds, eye diseases, throat infections and antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Research shows that raw honey contains enzymes that can kill many types of pathogens, including those that cause food poisoning, microbes that cause skin infections, and bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. Shelley’s mother used our raw honey to successfully treat her stomach ulcer in 2018.

Honey Contains Antioxidants

Raw honey contains antioxidants which are very beneficial to the body. Antioxidants help the body fight free radicals, and lower blood pressure.

Honey is Good for Your Tummy

Raw honey promotes probiotics and prebiotics, which are necessary for gut health. It also contains polyphenols which promote good bacterial growth and discourage bad bacteria from gaining ground. This is especially helpful if you’re taking antibiotics, as it will protect your digestive system by buffering the good bacteria for a balanced gut.

Unlike processed honey, raw honey is alkaline-forming and doesn’t have acidic side effects. This lets honey fight inflammation in the gut, so there’s less acid reflux and heartburn.

Want to Indulge Your Skin?

The ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and East Asians all used honey in their skin care preparations. In fact, the combination of milk and honey was known as the elixir of life, and Cleopatra’s most prized beauty secret.

Honey is a humectant naturally moisturizing to your skin without adding any oil. You can use raw honey as a facial cleanser with that won’t strip away your natural oils providing antimicrobial benefits that can help fight acne. Even better use crystalized honey for a wonderful exfoliation treatment for your skin. The antioxidant and anti-microbial properties in honey help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin and is beneficial for sensitive skin and even a babies skin. We used honey to treat diaper rash when our children were tiny!