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Huge List of 22 Types of Honey and Their Medicinal Properties
The everyday, simple honeybee is perhaps one of our most precious resources. They pollinate almost every plant on the earth and give us sweet honey in return. Who could ask for more?
Although honey can be found in almost every household in the world, it is typically only thought of as being a natural sweetener for tea or oatmeal. If you haven’t already heard the news, honey has been used for hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of years for its medicinal properties as well.
Bees make honey from almost every type of flower imaginable, so there are a wide range of honeys, even though you most likely only see one or two versions in your store. If you can find a local beekeeper, or find some beekeepers in different parts of your state, you will find more types of honey available than you ever dreamed possible. Each type of honey takes on the healing properties of the plant or flower that the pollen was harvested from. Each different type of honey will have a different color, scent, and flavor. If you think honey all tastes the same, you are in for a real surprise!
All raw, organic honey has natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial compounds, but by using the pollen from different types of flowers, we can get additional therapeutic and medicinal value.
We have put together a huge list of 22 of some of the best medicinal honeys available. Keep reading and find out which one might suit you best.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Never give honey to an infant under 1 year of age. Honey naturally contains small amounts of botulism, which is harmless to toddlers and adults but can kill infants less than 1 year of age. It is far better to err on the side of caution and wait until your child reaches their second birthday before giving them honey.
1. Sage Honey
Honey that comes from the flowers of sage plants can vary in color because there are several different types of sage, so don’t be surprised to see this honey vary in color from light yellow to a light green. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste, but has a super relaxing effect on the body and improves the mood. Sage honey is super-efficient when added to teas and will help stop coughs, and clear congested lungs. Sage is also known for strengthening the immune system.
2. Lavender Honey
If you have ever made lavender sugar or lavender ice cream, then you have an idea what lavender honey will taste like. It has a rather intense smell and flavor. You will find it in bright and darker colored hues and is one of the most healing types of honey around. Lavender honey is great for pregnant women or those who suffer from calcium deficiencies, as it stimulates the body to use more of the calcium and iron consumed. If you have weak or thin bones, teeth, sun allergies, high blood pressure, or osteoporosis, then lavender honey is for you. If you struggle with seasonal allergies, a tablespoon of lavender honey each day can greatly help reduce your allergy symptoms. Read more about natural allergy remedies that work.
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