The most useful varieties of honey

Honey is a sweet treat and useful to the whole body, a product loved by many from the very childhood. It is a source of irreplaceable for the well-coordinated work of all organs and systems of mineral substances. Protein, iron, chlorine, sulfur, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins( group B, C, beta-carotene), fructose, glucose - not the whole list of active phytonutrients.

Due to the presence of special substances, honey shows a pronounced antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Honey is a good alternative to sugar for people with diabetes and pancreatitis, it is traditionally used as a restorative and remedy for colds, sore throats, pneumonia, anemia, gastrointestinal diseases, osteoporosis, fractures and bone fractures, weakened immunity.

The quality and properties of honey directly depend on the variety of plants, pollen and nectar from which it was collected by hard-working bees.

What is monoflerny and polyfloral honey

Monoflern honey is produced by bees from nectar collected, as a rule, from plants of a certain species, for example, mountain ash, mustard, maple, acacia, buckwheat, etc. It is rather difficult to meet the purest monoflern honey, since in the nectar of the main honey-comb, in most cases different admixtures of other honey-plants grow nearby.

Polyflora( prefabricated) honey is collected by bees from many plant species that are in a certain place. They name polyfloral varieties of honey depending on the terrain and features of the honey-bearing areas, for example, multi-grass, Altai honey, meadow, flower, forest, mountain, Carpathian, etc. Of course, this variety of honey contains much more different biologically active components than monoflern.

The most useful honey varieties

All honey varieties have many useful properties, however the differences in their medicinal qualities are very significant. Let's get acquainted with the most valuable, according to strictly subjective opinion of the author of the article, with honey varieties: lime, buckwheat and mountain.

Buckwheat honey

Dark honey, sometimes brownish with a hint of red. If you compare it with light varieties, then it contains an order of magnitude more essential amino acids and trace elements. In particular, it contains in small doses copper, zinc, phosphorus, nickel, cobalt, as well as vitamins PP, B1 and B2, etc. The most rich in protein and iron, which successfully allows it to be used to improve the work of the organs of hematopoiesis, increase the level of hemoglobinand as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent for anemia.

Buckwheat honey helps to heal various wounds, especially on the mucous membrane of internal organs. Suitable as an adjuvant, in the treatment of gastritis and stomach ulcers. Useful for young children, pregnant women and people of advanced age.

Mountain honey

Depending on the slope of the mountain and the time of collection, honey is from yellow to soft brown. This variety, harvested from herbs growing on mountain slopes, is considered to be the most pure and saturated nutrients. This is where nectar comes in with the rarest flowers, which gives it additional healing properties.

Mining honey prescribed for normalization of the heart, as a restorative, multivitamin and restorative, it is useful in the treatment of diseases of the throat, sinusitis, tracheitis, laryngitis. It has strong antibacterial properties.

Folk healers are advised to include in their diet mountain honey to people suffering from shortness of breath and dizziness. High-altitude honey perfectly balances the nervous system, helps normalize sleep, promotes recovery of liver cells, is used in cases where thyroid function is increased.

Lime honey

This light yellow, sometimes with a greenish tint, translucent aromatic honey is a full-fledged source of enzymes( lipase, invertase, peroxidase, catalase), as well as vitamin B, E, K, ascorbic acid and carotene.

Lime honey is considered the best anti-cold remedy, as it promotes increased sweating. He is advised to use for various gynecological diseases, inflammatory processes in the gallbladder and kidneys. Honey contributes to the epithelialization of tissues, shows antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial properties, well helps in the treatment of purulent wounds, skin inflammations and burns.

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