Raw Honey Fynbos 250 ml
Raw honey is known to be a natural health remedy and can also be used as a treatment for wounds.
There are many types of honey but most that are found in grocery stores are pasteurized. Producers usually overheat the honey to kill unwanted yeast, improve the color and texture, remove any crystallization, and extend the shelf life for the honey. During this process, most of the good nutrients are also removed from the honey.
Raw honey contains lots of different chemicals that act as antioxidants. There are a few types of honey that have as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables do. Antioxidants help to protect your body from cell damage from highly reactive chemicals. These chemicals contribute to the aging process and can also contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Research shows that the antioxidants in honey (polyphenols) play a role in preventing heart disease.
Antibacterial & Antifungal
Raw honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus. It naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, which has antiseptic properties. The effectiveness depends on the type of honey and how it was made.
Manuka honey as medical-grade honey is used as medicine/ointment to treat wounds because it has been found to be an effective germ killer and helps regenerate tissue. This type of honey can boost healing time and reduce infections. Please do not use honey bought from a local store to treat your wounds.
Phytonutrients are found in plants that help protect the plant from harm. For example, some keep insects away or protect the plant from ultraviolet radiation. The phytonutrients in honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Honey has also shown immune-boosting and anticancer properties. However, heavily processed honey has little (if any) of these valuable nutrients.
Some even used honey to treat digestive problems like diarrhea. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. It is a strong prebiotic (a fiber – beneficial bacteria in your gut eat this fiber). It feeds the good bacteria that live in your intestines, which are crucial not only for digestion but overall health.
Soothes a Sore Throat
A spoonful of honey is an old remedy for sore throats. Add it to hot tea with lemon when you get a cold (also helps get rid of coughs). All you need to do is have two teaspoons and you’re good to go.
Raw honey can also carry harmful bacteria like Clostridium botulinum. This is dangerous for babies. Raw honey should never be given to an infant less than a year old. Symptoms of botulism poisoning in infants may include:
- slow breathing
- sagging eyelids
- absence of gagging
- loss of head control
- paralysis that spreads downward
- poor feeding
- weak cry
In adults, symptoms can include an initial short period of diarrhea and vomiting, followed by constipation and more severe symptoms, such as blurred vision and muscle weakness. See a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms after eating raw honey.
Available online and in-store at Truwellness Centre in Somerset West.