Raw honey and cholesterol

A study in 2010 by the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, compared the consumption of honey v sucrose over a period of 116 days which showed that, raw unprocessed honey lowered the total cholesterol level in the blood.

Yep honey is good for in many different levels. We have 16 varities why not try them all or one at a time and lower your cholesterol level too or prevent one from building up. 1 or 2 teaspoons a day on an empty stomach first thing in the morning does wonders and dont eat or drink anything for 45min minimum.

A Study in 2009, which was published in the journal of medicinal food, gave 60 volunteers for 14 days honey and after when they tested them it showed that the honey had brought down their bad cholesterol.

Honey Cappings

Honey cappings look like porridge and is the seal of the honeycomb. They contain wax and when chewed it is like eating chewing gum.

Honey Cappings speed healing and are antibiotic and antimicrobial they contain minerals, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, niacin, iron, riboflavin, copper, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, pollen and zinc.

Sister Evelyn who had very bad mouth ulcers and nothing was working starting chewing one teaspoon for half an hour twice a day and her ulcers within days went and have stayed away she even found that the ulcers in her throat healed too within a week.

Honey cappings should be chewed for half and hour then the wax should NOT be swallowed but spat out. The half an hour of chewing releases all the nutrients inside the wax. Because of the small amounts of pollen it helps to build up your immunity to hay fever slowly by taking small amounts every day ie one teaspoon twice a day.

Honey cappings contain propolis which is good for treating oral infections, allergies, warts, and different types of infections. The pollen in the cappings helps support cardiovascualar system as well as good for treating allergies and asthma.

With all the good things contained in honey cappings this is the best treatment for chest infections such as pneumonia (my mum had pneumonia last winter and this and raw honey were the only thing that worked for her when the antibiotics did not work), bronchitis, etc and asthma, also good for the liver.

Good for oral hygiene too and helps to remove bad breath again chew it for half an hour even after the taste of honey has gone.

Honey cappings are raw raw raw not processed nor heated and often bits of bees can be found in them that is how raw they are – when you find one just chuck it out – DO NOT EAT THEM.

sniffle season is upon us

Almost everyone am meeting is currently sneezing, coughing, both and/or sore throats. Had a really bad sore throat a few weeks ago – someone in the car did not say they had a sore throat and starting to sneeze so in a confined space got all the bugs and ended up with a sore throat, runny nose and fever a few days later. Should have started with honey and lemon immediately but did not think.

Squeezed three lemons into a mug added very warm water and two teaspoons of lavender honey and drank before going to bed. When i woke up in the middle of the night took a teaspoon of raspberry honey. In the morning took a teaspoon of thyme honey and ate nothing for 45 minutes nor drank anything. My throat felt so much better but was still niggling. So throughout the day took another two warm mugs of lemon and lavender honey and apple honey in second mug. Then before sleeping again took the lemon concoction cant remember which honey and everytime i woke took a teaspoon of honey. My sore throat was gone by end of the second day and no more runny nose.

Another person took turmeric and honey and swears by it for her sore throat have not tried this yet though did work for her.

300 honey varieties to date

Who would have though there are over 300 honey varieties which have been identified so far all with their own unique flavours, colours and nutrient profiles depending on the specific nectar collected by honeybees.

We only have 16 !

Because of this researching honey is a real challenge as the beneficial chemicals from plants in each honey variety is slightly different. For example raw honey contains flavonoids and phenolic acids which enhance immunity via anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. All raw honey is antibacterial and has its own antibiotic as well as having over 200 other substances including nutrients, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and amino acids.

Life of Bees

Queen Bee – lives up to 5 years – has a productive life of about 2 to 3 years – can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day and produces 1 million offspring in her life time. Her only role in the colony is to keep it going by producing bees bees bees as well as secreting a pheromone that keeps all other females in the colony sterile.

Drones – male bees their only role is to mate with the female then once mating is done they die very soon after.

Worker Bees – these are female bees – they tend the hive, collect nectar, store pollen, build the honeycomb, guard the hive against invaders (esp wasps), preserve honey, fan the hive if too hot and collect water and fan to make it cool if too hot – basically they do all the hard work. Women power!

Raw Honey and shingles

UPDATE 15 APRIL 2019 – Today we took aunty to see the doctor who said he was surprised how well aunty’s face had healed up after five days and that usually the way her shingles looked was usually after two weeks when it was about to go. We explained that she had been putting honey on her face every three hours during the day and leaving it on during that time then washing it off. Good news only need to persuade her to put in her eye the honey now.

My aunt who hates honey has just agreed to using raw honey on her shingles. She has it on her face only just under her eyes and above her lips and speaking to my mum this is the second time she has it. It is very painful she woke up this morning with a pain in her eye and it was weeping badly we thought it was in her eye thank Allah it was not. Otherwise i would have put a drop in her eye once or twice a day of #rawhoney. I used #rawraspberryhoney as it was the one on the table but you can use any of our honeys.

#rawhoney has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-microbial properties that make it effective in healing shingle blisters and also in helping to remove the ugly scars from the shingle-damaged skin (it is used in some parts of the middle east when people have injuries on their face to heal and stop scarring). #Rawhoney also has a soothing effect on skin a factor that helps in getting rid of burning sensation, itchiness and dryness.

Remedy – apply #rawhoney to the affected area . Ensure you only use natural, unheated #rawhoney (heat-extracted honey destroys its natural enzymes). Just apply a thin layer to the affected area and put a cotton bud over with some micropore to keep it on. Wash off after a few hours and start again we put on every two to three hours and washed off then restarted again. Do this for seven (7) days. Make sure when using #rawhoney that you put a teaspoon in a small flat plate and whatever is leftover you wash away. I used cottonbuds to apply and did not put them back into the honey but used a new one then lightly covered the area with cottonwool and used micropore tape to hold it on lightly and after a day just left it open