Honey: nectar of the gods apparently but so much more today as we continue to see the benefits of honey, over centuries, for healing and rejuvenation. However as a consumer we can easily be distracted by the variety of honey we can purchase at our local supermarkets and assume that it will contain all the necessary beneficial properties.
Sadly this is not the case as these honey products are often heated and pasteurized, a process that destroys many enzymes and the beneficial compounds that make raw honey so nutritious. Raw honey contains minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and powerful antioxidants. Raw honey also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
How could you get any better than that? Here’s how, by purchasing local raw honey. Not only does local raw honey contain all the previously mentioned properties it also contains pollen specific to the area you live in. Research suggests that local raw honey assists in at a minimum easing and at best eradicating local seasonal allergies if taken daily for the few months leading up to the allergy season.
Therefore besides the usual benefits of honey in assisting with irritated throats, coughs and it’s healing properties local raw honey adds the benefits of assisting with seasonal allergies as well.
NB: Be sure not to give any honey, either raw or treated, to a child under the age of 12 months.
Local raw honey is available in store at Manolas Bros Delicatessen and is locally sourced in Ashmore. Just ask any of our staff for Ashmore Honey and they will be able to point you in the right direction.