Raw honey is considered a superfood. It is great as a remedy for numerous health issues, and also safe (unless your are allergic to bee stings) and delicious. One of my favorite mid-day snacks or desserts is mixing raw honey with a nut butter, like almond butter. This is delicious, sustained energy! When it is unprocessed, like most foods, it is hard to eat too much.
If you suffer with seasonal allergies, try to find local raw honey for the best defense against your symptoms. If you are unable to find local honey, you may be surprised how well any good quality raw honey helps!
We can’t stress enough to look for these words when buying: Raw (unheated), Unfiltered (unprocessed). Benefits of this include:
- High in Enzymes – good for Digestion
- Nutritious – High in Vitamins, Minerals, and Proteins
- Supports Immune and Respiratory Systems
- Can help Seasonal Allergy Relief
Unfiltered raw honey will retain bits of the pollen, and propolis, and will be higher in enzymes, than if filtered. All of these components add additional trace minerals, along with antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial agents.
This makes it great for:
- Sore throats
- Inflamed gums
- Sores, cuts, burns and stings too!
Since honey is the concentration of the nectar from herbs, plants, and wildflowers, the honey contains the essence of theses health giving plants as well.
Additionally, if you are dealing with any of the following common issues, consider using unfiltered raw honey internally and externally:
- Skin Rash
Lastly, as an antibacterial, if you find yourself fighting off:
- Helicobacter Pylori
- E. Coli
- Pseudomonas and Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Unfiltered raw honey may just be the additional warrior you need!
The health of our environment, and us all depends on what we do as a society to protect the health and abundance of Bees. It is not hard to find educational movies, books, and articles on what you can do to help this vital precious, healing, resource. Here is a recent article.
Photo credit: tsfitnessnyc.files.wordpress.com