Raw honey has been used as a treatment for centuries and offers a wide range of health and medicinal advantages.
The majority of honey sold in supermarkets have been pasteurized. Pasteurizing honey kills undesirable yeast and eliminates natural crystallization, but it also destroys many of the essential nutrients during the process.
If you are ever interested in getting the real deal, your safest bet is to purchase locally or find businesses like ours! At Chandler Honey our honey products are all raw and 100% unpasteurized. Let’s look at some of the benefits of raw honey:
1. A great source of antioxidants
Honey contains the same amount of antioxidants as fruits and vegetables; the same ones can be found in raw honey thanks to a variety of plant compounds. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that fight free radicals and inflammation in the cells.
Polyphenol is just one of the antioxidant molecules found in raw honey. It has anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against a variety of disorders. Many people find benefit by replacing their sugars with raw, unpasteurized honey.
2. Full of nutrients
Honey is high in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and (as we just mentioned) antioxidants, all of which are beneficial to one's health. Raw honey's precise nutritional and chemical content varies by country and the environment. It is influenced in part by the sorts of flowers from which bees collect nectar.
Natural honey naturally contains small amounts of the following vitamins and minerals:
- pantothenic acid
3. Soothes a sore throat
Honey is an old sore throat cure that might aid with coughing and relieves the pain. When a cold virus strikes your system, mix a tablespoon of Chandler Honey “Lemon & Ginger” or “Classic Wild Prairie” into hot tea.
Though additional study and research is needed, a recent analysis found that honey may be preferable to conventional treatments for treating upper respiratory tract infections. There's nothing wrong with taking medication, but supplementing with natural remedies can also be extremely effective.
4. Heals wounds
Honey has been shown in several trials to be effective when it comes to wound healing. Raw honey contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant qualities to aid wound healing; not only that but it also may have antiviral and antifungal effects. This information is according to some data and research done by many doctors. Honey is also acidic, which aids in the release of oxygen from the wound and the promotion of healing.
Try it out! Apply Chandler Honey “Classic Wild Prairie” straight to small wounds and burns, then cover the wound with gauze or a bandage. Alternatively, you can also use manuka honey as well if you have it at home. Any honey that's raw and 100% free from additives will do the trick.
5. Helps you fall and stay asleep
Raw honey helps you get a good night's sleep in two ways.
- Honey restocks the liver's glycogen store before night, preventing the brain from activating a search for fuel, which might wake you up.
- Raw honey increases the release of melatonin in the brain by causing a slight rise in insulin levels, which stimulates the release of tryptophan. Serotonin is formed from tryptophan, which is subsequently transformed to melatonin.