The beneficial effects of honey on human health have long been recognized. Today, many of those positive effects have been studied to elucidate its mode of action and highlight it as an appealing alternative medicine.
The health benefits of honey range from antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory activity to anticancer action, metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, prebiotic properties, human pathogen control, and antiviral activity. In addition, some promising synergies between honey and antibiotics have been found, as well as some antiviral properties. Honey is effectively a nutraceutical foodstuff.
Our Honey is produced by bees from the genus Apis (Apis Mellifera, Apis Cerana and Apis Dorsata) and Trigona (stingless bee), which collect their nectar from plants. It is a sweet and flavourful natural product, with high nutritives such as minerals, polyphenols, vitamins, carotenoids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes (glucose oxidase and catalase and organic acids. In addition to the prebiotic effects associated with oligosaccharides, most of the reported biological properties of honey (eg, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerous, immunomodulating, vasodilative, hypotensive, antihypercholesterolemic, antibrowning, disinfectant, and antitumour), and many of its applications, may be attributed to those minor components. However, each honey’s particular composition is highly dependent on the floral source, geographical region, and season, as well as the processing conducted after the harvest.
8 Magical Benefits of Raw Honey
Counter Pollen Allergies. It works as natural vaccines to build antibodies to the pollen.
Natural Energy Source. A tablespoon of honey to 8 ounces of water – making a budget-friendly energy drink.
Antioxidant Power House. Full of antioxidant and therapeutic compounds, able to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, as well as enhance the cholinergic system and circulation of the brain.
Wound and Ulcer Healer. As honey offers natural antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, it can also be used to treat wounds and burns
Natural Cough Syrup. Honey’s thick consistency that helps to coat the throat, protecting it from an unrelenting cough as well as the common cough suppressant.
Diabetes Aid. The combination of raw honey and cinnamon is beneficial to healthy blood sugar management to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help aid medication used to treat diabetes.
Night’s Sleep Promoter. Consuming honey fosters the release of melatonin in the brain and also boosts immunity and helps rebuild tissue during periods of rest.
Clearing Your Complexion. Using pure, raw honey on your face can help clear your complexion. It’s well-known for eradicating acne and relieving many other types of skin problems.
Our award winning Trigona Honey derives from a small, slim and black stingless bee called the Trigona Spp bee. A primitive species that only produce small amounts of honey, sometimes referred to as Mothers medicine.
The Trigona bee is wild and does not make its honey the traditional way in hexagonal honey combs but rather stores its honey in small irregular black and brown structures covered in propolis.
Stingless bee honey is slightly dark, it is not clear and has a somewhat sweet and sour taste with a hint of lemon. It is said to have a range of nutrients and higher nutritional value compared to honey bees. Trigona is refered to as 'Kelulut' in Malaysia and 'Sugar Bag' in Australia by the aboriginals.
Tigona honey has very high anti-microbial properties equivalent to UMF 25+ , this is equal to New Zealands best quality Manuka honey.
BEE POLLEN - 10 Amazing Benefits
1. Acts as an Energy enhancer
Besides its high content of vitamin B, these honeybee golds are rich in rutin – an antioxidant that enhances the cardiovascular function. Thus, it can increase your energy up to 25%.
Some athletes even take bee pollen supplements before a competition to heighten their stamina and to fight off fatigue.
2. Helps weight loss
While there are many natural weight loss foods available, bee pollen is the one you should definitely consider. It has the ability to stabilize chemical imbalances in your metabolism, thus keeping you away from abnormal weight gain. Aside from speeding up the burning of calories, a single pellet of this honeybee gold can also curb your unhealthy cravings. These golden granules may be added to your salad to help you lose weight.
3. Helps relieve stress
In Chinese medicine, bee pollen is one of the nutritive tonics that prolong life. And with these tonic properties, provision of blood to your nervous system is improved and your mind becomes more alert. With its array of vitamin content, bee pollen has a way of enhancing your mood and relieving your stress after a long, long day at work.
4.Relieves menopausal symptoms
A study has found that both honey and bee pollen improved menopausal complaints in breast cancer patients on antihormonal treatment. Over two-thirds of the patients who completed the study reported an improvement in their symptoms. Researchers suggest that bee pollen and honey may be offered to women who have failed to respond to other alternatives to cope with postmenopausal symptoms. They also note that the flavonoids found in honey and pollen have been found to prevent breast cancer, supporting the use of these products in women with menopause symptoms and problems with or without a history of breast cancer.
5. Treats allergies
While hay fever is caused by pollen, bee pollen can boost your immune system and help in the treatment of allergies. A technique called desensitizations administers allergens in the body to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that will eliminate the allergic reaction.
6. Cures Infertility problems
When you want to have a child but you can’t, try adding bee pollen to your diet. As a hormonal booster, bee pollen has the capacity to stimulate and restore your ovarian function. It can increase your chances of ovulation and egg production. It can also improve the ability of eggs to withstand incubation. This way, you can open a possibility of pregnancy.
7. Boosts the Immune System
Bee pollens have antioxidants that protect the cells from damaged cells and free radicals. And aside from the fact that pollen is good for your intestinal flora, it also has antiviral properties, thus boosting your immune system.
8. Nourishes your skin
There is much truth in the saying that beauty is only skin-deep. But it wouldn’t hurt if we also do things to keep our skin healthy and younger looking. Because of the vitamins, enzymes, and all other nutrients in bee pollen, it can dramatically delay your wrinkles and smoothen your skin to give you a glowing look.
9. Promotes healing
It has been known that these bee pollen can be anti-inflammatory. You can even use bee pollen as an ointment to get a quick home remedy for burns. Its antimicrobial activity can also aid the healing process of a wound or burn. But more than that, studies show that this golden nuggets can treat cancer as it increases the levels of blood lymphocytes, gamma globulin, and proteins.
1o. Serves as a dietary supplement
Bee pollens can be a good dietary supplement. Using these golden grains as a dietary supplement can also aid in nutritional deficiencies . So if you are concerned about your kids’ health, especially those who lack appetite and who are malnourished, feed them with bee pollen. From it alone, your kids can get all the nutrients needed for a healthy life.
OUR BEE FAMILY
Also reffered to as the Asiatic honeybee and mainly found in Southern and South East Asia. They are in the same subgenus as the Western honey bee, Apis Mellifera.
Used to produce our signature Java Forest honey.
Is the Western or European honey bee but found throughout the world.
It is probably one of the best-known of all insects in the world, as it performs a vital role in the pollination of flowering plants, fruits and vegetables.
Used to produce our Cotton, Coffee, Durian and Rambutan Blossom and Cajuput Cinnamon honey's.
The giant honeybee, has a widespread distribution throughout southern Asia and is not found in North America. They have a different nest design to traditional honey bees in that they build a single large exposed comb high up under tree branches or under cliffs.
Used to produce our Black Forest honey.
A small stingless bee found throughout the neotropical and Indo - Australian region. They produce a honey that is less vicous and darker than honey bees and has a strong acid flavour. They are highly prized for their medicinal use.
Used to produce our Java Tigona honey.