Raw honey has so many wonderful attributes which can contribute to health and well-being. Raw honey is pure honey that has not been heated, pasteurized and/or processed in any way. All of the natural vitamins, enzymes, and other natural nutrients remain in the honey. Its natural goodness is preserved.

 

Here are some ways in which raw honey can support health:

Honey is a great energy booster – it is an excellent source of carbohydrates that in turn provide energy and strength.

 

Raw honey helps to support a healthy immune system – it helps inhibit the growth of viruses, infections, and bacteria. It also fosters a healthy digestive system. By strengthening the immune system, it is often effective during occasional respiratory discomfort.

 

Honey provides support for occasional sore throats – a spoonful of honey can be used to coat the throat in a protective layer that soothes irritated tissue.

 

Supports healthy skin – simply dab on blemishes nightly for occasional breakouts or luxuriate with a honey facial. A honey poultice can promote healing of a rash or abrasion.

 

One of my favorite sources for honey at Hunger Mountain Co-op is Mcfarline’s Apiary Honey. It’s raw and from untreated bees in Benson, VT. Tim Mcfarline harvests honey only once a year, so the blend is from all of the seasons. We carry both the one-pound and three-pound sizes in the Wellness Department.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that raw honey not be given to infants under one year of age.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please consult your doctor or health care provider with any questions. 

 

Sources: 

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2032114
scholarsresearchlibrary.com/JMB-vol3-iss1/JMB-2013-3-1-162-168.pdf