The history of honey is as old as the history of mankind. Honey is not only a natural sweetener but also possesses medicinal effects as a head-to-toe natural remedy.
There are over 100 varieties of honey, each originating from a different floral source. The aroma, flavour and colour of the honey vary depending on the source of flowers visited by the honey bee for nectar.
Each variety has its own medicinal qualities and health benefits. Let’s walk through a few varieties of honey and their uses and benefits:
Manufacturers process most of the honey in order to improve its colour and texture and to get rid of crystals. Many of the advantageous antioxidants and bacteria are also removed during the process. Raw honey, as the name suggests is unprocessed honey and is packed with beneficial components that are missing in commercial honey. Raw honey does not ferment in the stomach and can actually provide relief from Dyspepsia (stomach upset and nausea). Unlike most sugars, raw honey is famous to not aggravate things like indigestion or acid reflux. Due to its form and texture, it is usually preferred as a spread on bread and waffles or dissolved in tea or coffee.
Acacia honey comes from the nectar of acacia flowers. It is very pale in colour and has a mild, sweet and floral taste. Acacia honey has very low sucrose content and high fructose content, thus making it the best choice for diabetics. It is also superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time, which helps athletes for improving performance. It is your beverage’s best friend because it sweetens your drink without changing its taste. Blend Acacia honey with your favourite, healthy smoothie for a dose of taste with health.
Another variety of honey that is the best and healthier option than regular sugar is Jamun Honey. It is a boon for diabetic patients as it contains very low sucrose. It also has antiseptic capabilities. If cotton gauze dipped in jamun honey is used to cover wounds, burns or abrasions, it helps pacify the injury and prevents infections. It is also known as an eyesight corrector. Consumption of jamun honey if beneficial for eyes and eyesight. Have it with your breakfast cereal or oats for blissful sweetness and fruity flavour.
This mildly sweet honey with a woody and warm aftertaste is packed with health benefits. It battles against respiratory infections and diseases. It has proven itself to be a panacea when it comes to treating cold and cough. It also increases immunity. It is effective on insect bites and stings. It provides relief to stiff muscles and joint pains if used for massage in circular motion. The best way to consume eucalyptus honey is to dissolve one tablespoon of it in a cup of green tea or a glass of lukewarm water.
Mustard seeds are rich in phytonutrients which have been extensively researched for their anti-cancer properties. Mustard honey works wonders for cancer patients. Aside from being an antioxidant it also regulates thyroid. Mustard honey is also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Add mustard honey in salads or savoury dishes for a delectable experience.
From breakfast to dinner, we recommend that let there be a touch of honey in your plate, bowl and cup. What can be better than natural sweet goodness that takes care of your well-being? Choose your favourite varieties of honey from our wide range of honey collection @ www.giskaa.com or buy it here by clicking on the image.