Honey: Ancient Greeks Food of the Gods and Science’s Modern Miracle
The therapeutic and botanical use of honey has been traced back to 8000 years ago. Its potent benefits have been depicted in the paintings and scriptures from the Stone Age. It has held immense significance in traditional and Ayurveda medicine. For centuries, it has remained a prominent staple in ancient medicinal cultures and practices.
Historical reports reveal that Ancient Egyptians and the Chinese used honey to speed up the healing of wounds, while ancient Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans used honey in treating intestinal diseases. It is interesting to note that honey is one of the oldest food staples known to humans. 4000 years ago, Ancient Egyptians used honey to create natural ointments for healing wounds and sores and treating digestive disorders.
The Greeks considered honey the food of the gods, and it was considered vital in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, alongside guaranteeing the longevity of one’s lifespan. In ancient Greek, Hippocrates used honey as the base for the majority of his salves and ointments. Honey has also held immense significance in the medical works of revered pioneers, such as Dioscorides and Galen.
There is documented evidence, sprawling over 4000 years, revealing the medicinal properties of honey. Even during World War I, honey was used as a medicine to heal soldiers on the battlefront. Honey has been the subject of countless clinical trials and long-term researches, and science has accepted its remarkable benefits in maintaining and regulating human health.
Let’s take a look at the aspects and benefits that make honey one of the most formidable superfoods in the human diet:
Rich Concentration of Antioxidant
Honey is brimming with a plethora of vital antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, organic acids, and other phenolic compounds. Buckwheat and other high-quality honey varieties increase the concentration of antioxidants within the bloodstream. Antioxidants are immensely important to fight off free radicals and protect the body against chronic ailments and viruses. Antioxidants are also associated with reduced risk factors of cancers, heart attacks, and heart strokes, alongside regulating the health of the eyes.
Honey is immensely beneficial for the heart, as it aids in reducing and regulating blood pressure levels. Hypertension is one of the foremost risk factors that lead to heart diseases and honey aids in lowering blood pressure levels due to its rich concentration of antioxidants.
It also protects and fortifies the heart by reducing LDL or bad cholesterol leaves, which promote the buildup of fats within the arteries, setting the stage for a heart attack or stroke. Honey is an excellent food staple for those who struggle with cholesterol complications as it reduces LDL or bad cholesterol and raises the HDL or good cholesterol.
It also aids in reducing the levels of triglycerides within the bloodstream, which are another risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Diarrhea and Digestive Complications
Honey is beneficial in soothing away digestive complications and reducing the intensity and duration of diarrhea. It is a natural remedy for diarrhea, as it is capable of blocking the attacks of pathogens, which trigger the symptoms of diarrhea. It also increases the intake of water and potassium, which is instrumental in gaining relief from diarrhea.
Research reveals that honey is immensely beneficial in treating acid reflux and reducing the symptoms and risk factors associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is the principal cause behind heartburns, acid reflux, and inflammation. Honey works by stopping stomach acids and undigested food from flowing upward from the stomach and esophagus lining.
At Prima Pure we offer a collection of infused honey that is easy to add to your everyday routine, providing you with the added nutrients and this delicious and sweet elixir.
Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Infused Honey
This Vanilla Bean Infused Honey is to die for. Made from pure clover honey infused with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla allows the deep, rich vanilla flavor to permeate the bright, sweetness of the clover honey. French toast will never be the same.
Try it by drizzling atop ice-cream, parfaits, and baked goods. It also adds a delectable flavor profile to marinades and barbeque sauces. Hot chocolate has never been the same! This is the perfect addition to your chocolatey treat.
Cayenne Infused Honey
Sweet meets spicy, a match made in heaven. Our Cayenne infused honey is made from certified organic and kosher cayenne peppers meticulously infused with our golden delicious clover honey. Cayenne has long been a favorite in cuisines around the world, but it also has great health benefits, such as, metabolism booster and helps improve blood circulation. So, if you are a sweet and spicy fanatic, this honey is for you.
Use this honey for a base for marinades and barbecue sauces. You can add a little in your dipping sauces for a punch of heat.
Lavender Infused Honey
Our Lavender Infused Honey is made from sweet, light clover honey that is meticulously infused with farm-grown Lavandula angustifolia Lavender Extract. The Lavender adds a beautiful floral note to this golden delicious honey. Lavender known for its relaxant and sedative properties makes it a perfect bedtime addition to teas or other bedtime beverages. Go ahead, add a little relaxing sweetness to your life. Use it on your charcuterie and cheese board as it pairs perfectly with semi-soft cheeses that have strong flavors like Taleggio or blue cheeses.
Honey is one of the most powerful superfoods to add to one’s daily diet. It is an excellent and healthier alternative to sugar, and you can consume it with oatmeal, pancakes, teas, fresh fruits or even a spoonful to satiate your sugar cravings.
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