Honey: nature’s medicine

Honey: nature’s medicine

It is widely recognized that honey has been an effective natural medicine for humans even since the antiquity. Its beneficial properties were soon perceived by those who consumed it, while the fact that it served as the Gods’ main food – as related in the Greek mythology -, is more than a coincidence. Let us find out in what ways it can benefit you, especially when combined with water – a liquid of utmost importance for our body. In case you begin your day with a glass of warm water, in which you will have added a spoonful of Greek honey, apart from enjoying a tasty beverage, you will also experience the following:

Detox

It is a fact that our body has the ability to cleanse itself from toxins. However, it could use some assistance. Put a spoonful of Greek honey in warm water, add some drops of lemon and enjoy. Its diuretic properties will help you detox.

Healthy heart!

The flavonoids and antioxidant elements contained in honey, shield the heart and reduce the danger of heart diseases. It has also been scientifically proven that honey slows down the process of the oxidization of cholesterol in the blood – cholesterol has harmful consequences, leading to heart attacks and strokes.

It calms bloated stomach

A cup of warm water with honey is a natural remedy if you are facing the inconvenience of a bloated stomach and flatulence. The relief will be instant and you will be feeling carefree pretty soon.

Shield for the immune system

Apart from being a delicious food, honey is also a “weapon” for your health, rich in antibacterial properties. Due to its content in vitamins and minerals, high quality Greek honey shields your body against bacteria.

Lose weight

Who doesn’t want to keep in shape, especially if he is assisted by such a sweet food? Despite the fact that honey contains sugar, this sugar is different from white sugar. Honey sugar is natural and fights off your desire to consume sweet, chocolates and refreshments containing 64 calories per spoonful, in a natural way. As dieticians claim, by replacing sweet and refreshments with water and honey, your consumption of calories per day can be reduced up to 64%.

Improves the skin

The beneficial properties of honey do not stop here. Due to its natural antioxidant effect, which we analyzed before, honey protects your skin, maintaining its health. In particular, it fights off the environment’s negative effects while the skin remains clean and uninfected, thanks to honey’s antibacterial properties. In addition, its antioxidant elements help you in the fight against aging, at the same time moisturizing your skin. Apart from consuming it as a beverage in water, you can also apply it directly to your face, mixing it with lemon, oil and sugar for a quick peeling.

Put an end to sore throat

Are you suffering from cough or viral infections? A glass of warm water with a spoonful of Greek honey may help you recover your voice. On the one hand, warm water relieves; on the other hand, honey acts as a natural medicine in respiratory diseases and cough, preventing the development of bacteria resistant in antibiotics.

Regulate the levels of sugar in your blood

Honey, through the combination of fructose and glucose it contains, helps in the regulation of sugar in the blood, while it also aids in the fight against cholesterol. Additionally, according to scientific research it helps in the production of glycogen which reinforces the brain, heart, kidneys and red blood cells function, and leads to the lowering of glucose circulation and blood sugar levels.

“Wildflower honey takes care of everybody”.

Wildflower honey not only helps children grow up faster and healthier, but it also takes care of everybody. In particular, if you feel tired from the exhausting pace of life, you can introduce a spoonful of wildflower honey in your daily diet. You will certainly become aware of the extra energy and stamina it offers in a very short period of time.

Moreover, in case you suffer from stomach problems and indigestion, you should be informed that wildflower honey promotes digestion’s proper function. What is more, it may be of assistance in case of constipation, as it can regulate the function of the intestine.

Finally, wildflower honey acts as a deterrent against liver cancer and prevents diseases related to this particular organ, as it helps in its proper function.

Choose our Greek honey of excellent quality and we assure you that its savory flavor will not let you down.


Thyme honey: the Aegean doctor.

Thyme honey: the Aegean doctor.

Straight from the wonderful Aegean, the thyme honey we offer you encloses in its amber color all the beauty of the Greek islands, the sun and the sea. With its wonderful, strong flavor and intoxicating aroma, it comes to journey you in the most indulging way.

The cautious selection of excellent quality thyme, helps us make certain that we provide you not only with a delicious food, but also with a valuable and trustworthy ally for your health.

In particular, scientific research has certified that thyme honey is a helpful assistant in several diseases and health issues you may suffer from.

To begin with, thyme honey can effectively fight off inflammation, while whether you try it on its own or in a hot beverage, you will certainly benefit from its property to aid in conditions of the upper respiratory tract. Especially in the case of common cold, it can definitely soothe your sore throat and cause cough to become milder.

This particular variety of honey is also a natural means of fighting off stress, as it is known for its calming effect, while at the same time it provides lucidity and supports the nervous system.

Furthermore, this valuable natural treasure provides protection against breast cancer and prostate cancer. It is worth mentioning that thyme honey is rich in trace elements (ferrum, calium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium), with effective antiseptic and antioxidant properties.

Thyme honey can also be of help in the case of stomach problems, while its beneficial properties can assist in the treatment of gynaecological discomforts.

Try the excellent quality honey we offer and see the difference!

 


Crystallized honey: how can we bring it back to life?

Crystallized honey: how can we bring it back to life?

We have previously explained what is true about crystallized honey, the most frequent question which consumers are concerned about. Having made clear that in no case does crystallization necessarily signify better quality, it is time to take a look on how to bring honey back to its original state and enjoy it free of concerns.

Specifically, the honey in our jar may have lost its thick, liquid and golden form; however, this condition is not irreversible.

In particular, the best thing to do is put the honey jar either in a bowl of hot water or in a bain-marie. After 5-10 minutes, the honey will have returned to its previous sweet, soft and liquid form.

If, on the other hand, you seek even simpler solutions, you can put the honey jar inside a microwave oven, on the program that heats per 30”.

Fine, now our honey has taken its original form. And from now on? So as not to crystallize again, the solution is simple: we only have to store it in a dry and cool place. In any case, storing it in the fridge or in a dump place should be avoided.


Greek honey: the best in the world.

Greek honey: the best in the world.

We Greeks are often believed to take pride in our origins and are quite often of the opinion that any Greek product surpasses in terms of quality the equivalent foreign products. Even if this is sometimes the case, in the instance of Greek honey we have solid proof that it is the best honey in the world.

Where is this excellence attributed to? But of course to the Greek nature. Greek honey is considered by many as the best in the world. This opinion rests upon the fact that it is an unprocessed, raw and unadulterated product, with a characteristic unique flavor and overwhelming aroma, gifts of the Greek land. Greek flora comprises of a rich synthesis of wildflowers, bushes and herbs; moreover, due to its climatological and soil characteristics, a rare variety of plants is gathered on small areas of land.

“Greek honey has the most effective beneficial qualities”.

Every time you taste Greek honey, you enjoy a product significantly superior to those from abroad, which are watery in density and come mostly from monocultures. Indeed, it should be mentioned that, apart from the simplest and most obvious experiment, that of taste (whoever tries a spoonful of Greek honey can easily perceive its superiority), scientific proof is now available as well.

The Aristotelian University in Thessaloniki analyzed 48 different Greek and foreign types of honey. The results of the survey pointed out that Greek honey had the most beneficial properties among the rest. In order to perceive its high quality and its immense contribution to human health, one should bear in mind the following information: in this particular survey, samples of Manuka honey were analyzed (Manuka honey comes from abroad, costs 220 dollars per kg and is advertised as the best in the world concerning its medicinal properties) and compared to Greek honey. The results verified that the well-known Manuka honey’s antioxidant effect was not as strong as that of the Greek honey.

In particular, according to the survey, the honey gathered from oak trees had the strongest antioxidant effect, followed by the honey gathered from fir trees, heather, chestnut trees, pine trees, thyme and orange trees.

All in all, Greek honey is not only of excellent quality but also of significantly low price. One only has to bear in mind its benefits and to compare it to products of questionable origin and composition, often sold as honey – a claim far from truth.


Pollen: a superfood at your service.

Pollen: a superfood at your service.

Many people may not be acquainted with the idea, linking pollen with certain types of spring allergies (incorrectly, as it is anemophilous pollen which is usually to blame for allergies); entomophilous pollen, however, is a natural superfood which can provide you with energy, health and wellness.

Basically, pollen grains are male cells responsible for the reproduction of plants, gathered by bees in order to be carried to their hives and serve as their main food. Pollen is a food rich in protein, of utmost importance to people who work out, but also beneficial to anyone who needs more energy in their everyday life.

In its fresh, damp form, in which it preserves most of its nutritional ingredients, we come across amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids and vitamins (A-B1-B2-B3-B5-B6-B12-C-D-E-H-K-PP), as well as mineral elements and enzymes.

“Its benefits to our health are numerous”.

In particular, apart from the allergies (for which not only it is not the cause but, on the contrary, aids in fighting off), it helps with problems such as seasonal hair loss, intestine problems, prostate, increased levels of cholesterol, hormonal disorders, pancreas and liver malfunction, hypertension, anorexia and obesity. Moreover, it significantly reinforces the immune system, shielding it against viral infections. Finally, due to its contribution to the organism’s general balance, pollen helps us look… prettier, as its beneficial effect does not concern only our interior, but our appearance as well.

Dosage: when in damp form, it is advisable to begin the consumption of pollen with one level teaspoon per day, until the stomach gets used to it. Subsequently, you can increase the dosage up to two teaspoons of pollen, while the maximum dosage is six teaspoons per day. It takes 2-4 months for the benefits of pollen to surface; however, it is certain that if you follow this program consistently, the difference will be distinctive.


Royal jelly: a supreme food

Royal jelly: a supreme food

Royal jelly is a thick, organic substance produced by the worker bees. It serves as the queen bee’s exclusive kind of food. It is not an exaggeration to say that royal jelly is the most healthful food human can consume, with numerous, certified beneficial properties.

Royal jelly was introduced to the masses during the ‘50s, more specifically in 1954, when Pope Pius the 12th, who was of an advanced age, managed to get over his health problems by consuming royal jelly. Since then, its reputation spread fast and people began to try to find out the benefits that its consumption has to offer.

Nowadays, we can assert that royal jelly behaves in a really amazing way, providing determinative help to the problems people face and not just having a positive effect on certain issues. This is due to its capacity to help the human system find its own balance and cope by itself with any problem it may be facing. So, royal jelly has a positive effect on metabolism, growth and longevity. It regulates and balances the function of the human body, it provides oxygen to the cells and reinforces natural resistance against external threats and internal anomaly. By rejuvenating the cells, it breathes new life into overcome, aged people. It fortifies physical and mental abilities and boosts memory, stamina, fertility and sexual performance. It also helps in the prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

“It helps in the prevention of diseases”.

Royal jelly’s beneficial properties are attributed to its abundance in vitamins, especially those of the B complex, which play an important part in the proper function not only of the nervous system but of the whole body as well. In particular, each gram contains: thiamine (B1) 3,9 mg, riboflavin (B2) 26,5 mg, niacin (B3) 84 mg, pantothenic acid 186 mg, pyridoxine (B6) 2,4 mg, inositol 100 mg, biotin 1,7 mg, folic acid 0,2 mg. It also contains the vitamins B12, A, D, E, K and C in varied amounts. Its flavor is slightly acid and its color is yellowy. According to analysis, its main ingredients’ average content is: humidity 67%, proteins 15,5%, sugars 12,5%, fatty substances 4% and cinder 1%.

Its miraculous properties can be witnessed in the queen bees, who only differ from worker bees in nutrition. However, this difference enables the queen bees to surpass  the worker bees 40% in size, to live almost 40% more and to bear 2500 eggs everyday (2,5 times their size).

Dosage: Adults: a teaspoon of royal jelly every morning before breakfast, under the tongue, until it has dispersed. Children: half a teaspoon. Athletes and patients: up to two teaspoons. Royal jelly has to be consumed for three months per year. Its effectiveness depends on its freshness. It can be preserved in a 5oC (domestic fridge) up to 6 months; its quality gets poor if it comes in contact with air, light and metallic utensils.

Greek production – harvest

In Greece the producers of royal jelly are very few; the royal jelly that is available in the greek market is mostly imported. By choosing our royal jelly, you may be assured that you consume 100% excellent quality Greek product, in which your health will meet a valuable ally.


Wildflower honey: Gods’ honey from Olympus

Wildflower honey: Gods’ honey from Olympus

According to the Greek mythology, honey was the food chosen to enable Zeus grow up faster and claim his position among the Gods.

This myth cannot be considered as a coincidence, as contemporary medical research has pointed out that honey, especially wildflower honey, helps in children’s growth and in the formation of a strong immune system.

So, straight from the domain of the Gods, the impressive and almighty mountain Olympus, we bring you a honey that can take pride in its divine origin. Every spring, the rare plants and herbs that dominate the region, unite in an intoxicating combination and, along with the aid of the experience we possess, being the third generation of beekeepers, supply you with an excellent, 100% Greek honey.

“Wildflower honey takes care of everybody”.

Wildflower honey not only helps children grow up faster and healthier, but it also takes care of everybody. In particular, if you feel tired from the exhausting pace of life, you can introduce a spoonful of wildflower honey in your daily diet. You will certainly become aware of the extra energy and stamina it offers in a very short period of time.

Moreover, in case you suffer from stomach problems and indigestion, you should be informed that wildflower honey promotes digestion’s proper function. What is more, it may be of assistance in case of constipation, as it can regulate the function of the intestine.

Finally, wildflower honey acts as a deterrent against liver cancer and prevents diseases related to this particular organ, as it helps in its proper function.

Choose our Greek honey of excellent quality and we assure you that its savory flavor will not let you down.