Real honey has proven therapeutic benefits.
Most people will digest honey well and experience the benefits of it.
Honey is one of the most perfect survival and storage foods as bacteria and viruses won’t be able to grow and honey contains a tremendous amount of energy and nutrients. It has a low moisture content, which keeps it preserved for longer periods of time. Even though you can store it, the nutrient value remains high.
I’ve compiled a list of some of the most powerful honey’s that I have personally consumed, experienced, and rated.
Top 5 Most Beneficial Raw Honey’s for antioxidants, immune support, health, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, phytonutrients:
Let’s just go ahead and start this list!
1. Tualang Black Honey
Did you get sticker shock when you saw the price?
Most people are not accustomed to eating wild food and they might benefit even more from something like this. The darkness of the honey (black) indicates significantly higher antioxidant value than your typical grocery store bought honey. The wisdom of nature is strong in this one. Research has backed this up.
Findings thus far show that, TH has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antitumor, and antidiabetic properties, in addition to wound-healing attributes.
Even though this might be the most expensive honey you buy, no doubt the value is there.
This stuff tastes good to me, but just know that it will be more bitter than the normal honey you might be used to.
2. Manuka Honey
Most people have heard about the topical benefits of manuka honey, but not everybody knows that it is just as healthy to use internally. I used to work at a supplement store years ago and people would come in to buy manuka honey to heal their wounds. More research suggests that it is also great for dental, oral health and so much more.
“Therapeutic Manuka Honey: No Longer So Alternative”
Our results showed that honey, in general, and particularly manuka honey, has potent inhibitory activity against the influenza virus, demonstrating a potential medicinal value
Manuka honey has a pretty smooth texture and taste. It goes great with greek yogurt in my opinion!
3. Marri or Jarrah Honey
These honey’s I’ve listed can be pretty intense. Thick and dark, sweet but subdued. The flavor is unique for sure.
Jarrah and marri honey: A liquid goldrush of medical benefits
Independent testing of jarrah and marri honey in New Zealand in 2016 found that it had stronger antimicrobial properties than the much prized manuka honey
“Diversity is a very good thing because … what we end up with is stronger therapeutic outcomes.”
The good stuff is out there. I hope to bring awareness to it!
4. Wild Oregano Honey
If you’ve been in the alternative or holistic scene for a bit, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of oregano oil for the immune system, but you may not have heard about oregano honey. First off, yes, there is a nice spicy aroma that hits you when you open this jar of honey. It is quite an experience to enjoy the flavors and the immune boosting benefits.
Namely, melanoidins content, phenolic content, electrical conductivity, and mineral content were shown to be positively influencing the gained antibacterial activity.
This is a truly special and unique honey. I personally feel that oregano oil extract is a bit too harsh on my body, so if I can experience the benefits of oregano in a wild/raw food form, then I’m all for it.
5. Black Seed / Cumin Honey
Just like the other honeys, the flavor is intense. The antioxidants are high and the price is a good value considering the benefits.
…[used] as a natural remedy for many disorders like cough, jaundice and gastrointestinal disorders.
There is a common Islamic belief that the black seed is a panacea (universal healer) which is a remedy for all ailments
I really enjoyed this honey and will be buying it again.
Will you let food be your medicine?
I cannot diagnose, cure, or prescribe anything for you… only educate.
I implore you to redefine your view of, “natural / alternative,” health.
We need for “alternative remedies” that actually work for people to go mainstream. Including food such as raw honey into your lifestyle could provide many nutrients that you didn’t even know you needed!
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