Today I am sharing why I have at least 25 reasons why I buy and store honey. It’s that time of year for me and many other people that suffer from allergies. My dog, Boston scratches like crazy this time of the year as well. I called the veterinarian to see what I could give Boston, they said Benadryl (1/2 tablet-per his weight) and/or a small dose of raw honey. BUT only honey harvested from where we live. This is for allergy purposes, therefore the pollen in the air would be similar to what is in the honey. I am not a doctor or in the medical field but I like to be aware of natural remedies.
From left to right, the pictures above show creamed clover honey, raw honey, regular clover honey and a smaller container of clover honey (Cox’s Honey is my favorite brand)! Listed below are suggested benefits of honey found in various magazine articles, newspapers and media outlets.
25 Reasons To Store Honey:
1. help cure or alleviate allergy symptoms
2. good for memory-Alzheimer’s
3. good for our immune system
4. helps with sleep and sleep apnea (helps with the dry throat feeling while using a CPAP)
5. take one tablespoon before bed and you might have a better nights sleep
6. your cholesterol will improve
7. your triglycerides can go down
8. helps with depression
9. honey helps with the highs and lows of Diabetes blood sugar levels-helping to stabilize glucose levels
10. health of your gut
11. melatonin and the mind
12. reproductive processes/infertility
13. menopause issues
14. thyroid conditions
15. slows down the aging process
16. overall better health
17. good fuel for exercise
18. easy to cook with
19. stores very well
20. good sweetener substitute
21. it’s good for your heart
22. healing wounds/cuts
23. helps heal burns
24. helps alleviate a cough
25. a spoonful a day keeps free radicals away….
Remember to always do your own research. I am storing honey because I can see how it would help my family in almost every situation in life. Every day or emergency situations, it could come in handy.
My awesome friend, Rochelle talks all about honey:
HI! I’m excited to be doing a guest blog post! My name is Rochelle Allen and I grew up as a beekeepers daughter in Shelley, Idaho. My paternal grandpa, Orville S. Cox, actually was the one that started the business which is known today as Cox’s Honey Farms Inc. He started as a hobbyist and it just took off from there. His kids, Roy (my daddio), and Merrill were the two that wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Q: Is our honey pasteurized? Heated? Is it raw? Here are the answers:
A: Pasteurizing is used to kill bacteria in milk. Bacteria do not live in honey! We flash heat our honey so it will flow through the gravity strainers which allow the food value containing pollen grains to pass through with the honey, keeping the nutrients and allowing the foreign items to be strained out. It also may delay granulation for about a year. Doing the flash heating and quickly cooling it down makes a minimal effect on the natural qualities of honey. Honey and heat are worst of enemies, cold and honey are best friends because it is a time temperature situation. Honey stored at 100 degrees for months is damaged much more than heating to 140 degrees for a few minutes. Flash heating exposes the honey to heat for a minimal time, keeping the good flavor and quality very high. Comb honey is totally natural and does not need to be strained as the bees seal it with wax to keep dust etc. out. Creamed honey is less time with heat so it requires larger openings on the containers filled with it. Cooling is quicker and for a longer period of time than liquid.
Q: Is your honey raw? Organic? Processed?
A: Our answer for raw honey is YES! Comb honey is the most natural, then creamed as it is a cold temperature packaging whereas liquid is packaged warm, both are still raw because it is only gravity strained instead of force filtered, allowing the pollen grains to remain with the honey. Organic–we do not add or take anything away from the honey, where the bees are over a wide range of territory, we may not be able to fit in the organic definition due to we cannot control where they fly to, we need a definition of organic, but our guess is we are as organic as possible. Even the comb honey is packaged, is that defined as processing. Our honey is as natural as it can possibly be in all the forms we package it in. Nothing is added and nothing is taken away which is about as natural as you can get!