Honey consists almost 80% of dextrose (glucose) and fruit sugar (fructose) and contains at most 20% of water. But due to inflammation-inhibiting enzymes, bioactive substances and antioxidants, honey is more than just sweet!
Honey contains fewer calories than household sugar and has an appetizing effect. Because of the varied, natural ingredients which are not always compatible with babies, honey is not suitable for children up to the age of 12 months. After that honey accompanies us through our whole life.
Hippocrates: the doctor of antiquity used honey for open wounds, thought about antipyretic and other effects.
Honey was already used in the early wound treatment. Honey is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Skin diseases and burns are treated with honey, or ointments and creams based on wax and honey.
Honey have positive effects on cholesterol levels and blood fat levels.
Pollen are used in the treatment of allergies
Propolis is the substance with which bees keep their beehives clean. Foreign bodies such as penetrated insects or impurities are enclosed with this substance and isolated. This also closes cracks and other damages of bees home. As a cream help small amounts to treat inflammation, skin injuries or damage and support the body in the healing.
Jelly Royal is the food for a queen. It is rich in pollen and ingredients, which are not always compatible with humans. Sensitization may result in allergy reactions. And who knows the beneficial effects of honey in milk or better tea for colds and coughs?
But WARNING: Do not heat honey above 40 degrees Celsius, because then its valuable ingredients disappear and it becomes only sweet!
Honey is not vegan. It is won from an animal and beekeepers interferes the life of the bees by taking the honey from the beehive.