As a part of our mission of serving you with real raw honey we also want to make sure you are educated about it as well.
FAQ and their answers! We hope this helps.
Question: What is the difference between raw honey and regular honey?
Answer: Raw honey is honey that has not been processed and maintains all the natural healthy enzymes and antioxidants. Where regular honey is boiled and has lost all of its nutritional value. So RAW honey is PURE honey.
Question: Why is my honey crystallized?
Answer: Because it is pure and pure honey crystallizes. The crystallization is the natural mix of the pollen and wax, which was not filtered out of the honey.
Question: Why does it still say sugar (16g) in the nutritional facts?
Answer: That's because honey does have sugar in it! It has the natural sugars that we also find in fruits, Glucose and Fructose. Keep in mind these are healthy sugars.
Question: Why is this honey crystallized and that other honey not crystallized?
Answer: Crystallization, depending on the honey can occur at an early stage or later stage. This does NOT mean it is spoiled!
Question: My honey has crystallized, what should I do, can I still eat it?
Answer: The honey is perfectly consumable in it's solid state, if you so desire to re-liquify it. Simply put the jar in warm water (NOTE: use WARM water NOT hot!). We have happily included these instructions on every jar.
Question: Why should I not feed infants, under one year old, the honey?
Answer: Children under one year old scientifically do not have fully built immune systems. This is natural raw honey. It contains natural chemicals only mature and developed immune systems can handle. Simply wait a year and check with your doctor to see if your child is fully developed.
Sheefa is the Arabic word for 'healing' and that is the name honey was prescribed. To further prove the benefits we have compiled a list of healthy uses for honey.
Here is a list of useful tips on using honey for health purposes. Enjoy!
- Honey has a low calorie level. When it is compared with the same amount of sugar, it gives 40% less calories to the body. Although it gives great energy to the body, it does not add weight. Furthermore, the use of honey is safe and has no allergic or side effects.
- A treatment of muscular spasm of sportive exercises or facial spasms and eyelids muscles, which disappear after having one big spoon of honey for three days after each meal.
- A treatment for coughs.
- Honey is an excellent treatment for colds, flu and pharyngitis (sore throats).
Relating to Sleep:
- Can't sleep? Honey is also a treatment for insomnia and a sedative for nerves, as it contains some sedative and tonic substances as sodium and potassium at a reasonable rate such.
- Honey as a treatment for involuntary urination in bed. So, if a child is given one small spoon of honey before sleeping, this will have a positive effect, as honey is sedative for the nervous system, thus helping the cyst to relax and expand during sleep.
- In cosmetics, a mixture of honey with lemon and glycerin is considered of the best old medical prescription for the treatment of skin cracking and roughness, the inflammation and wounds of lips, sun stroke, and dermal pigments.
- Honey alleviates inflammation of cornea if used locally on the eye.
- Honey can be an antibiotic if used locally in the case of wounds and burns, and it is also used for the healing of the wounds:
- In case of wounds, the honey absorbs moisture from the air, facilitating the healing process and even prevents scarring. This is because honey stimulates the growth of epithelial cells that form the new skin cover. In this way, honey may eliminate the need for tissue transplantation.
- Honey stimulates the re-growth of tissue involved in the healing process. It stimulates the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of fibroblasts that replace the connective tissue of the deeper layer of the skin and produce the collagen fibers that give strength to the repair.
- Honey also has an anti-inflammatory action, which reduces the swelling around a wound. This improves circulation and thus hastens the healing process.
- Honey does not stick to the underlying wound tissues, so there is no tearing away of newly formed tissue, and no pain, when dressings are changed.
- Thanks to its antimicrobial property, honey provides a protective barrier to prevent wounds from becoming infected. It also rapidly clears any existing infection from wounds. It is fully effective, even with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
- Some studies showed that honey is a good treatment against the hospital infection bacteria "superbugs" (MRSA.)
- Honey treatment for gastric and duodenal ulcers, as honey decreases the secretion of hydrochloric acid to a normal rate, this helping to heal such ulcers and alleviate the related pains and reduce resultant cases of vomiting and colic. For the treatment to be effective, honey should be taken dissolved in warm water one or two hours before meals.
- Honey supports blood formation: Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. It helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.
- Antioxidants: Those are the components in cells that get rid of harmful byproducts of normal metabolic functions. These elements inhibit destructive chemical reactions that cause spoilage of food and many chronic illnesses. Researchers believe food products rich in antioxidants may prevent heart problems and cancer. Strong antioxidants are present in honey: Pinocembrin, pinobaxin, chrisin and galagin. Pinocembrin is an antioxidant that merely exists in the honey.
- Got liver problems? Honey is also a treatment for cases of chronic hepatitis, as honey increases the liver stock of glycogen material through the increase of blood glucose, thus helping the liver to function properly and relieve it from more burdens.
- Honey as a treatment for alcoholic poisoning. Fructose and vitamin B group in the honey help oxidize the alcohol remaining in the body.
- As honey does not accommodate bacteria, this bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is named the "the inhibition effect." There are various reasons of this anti-microbial property of the honey. Some examples are: the high sugar content that limits the amount of water microorganisms need for growth, its high acidity (low pH) and composition which deprive bacteria from nitrogen necessary for reproduction. The existence of hydrogen peroxide as well as antioxidants in the honey prevent bacteria growth.