Products + Health Benefits
What is honey?
Bees make honey from the nectar of flowers, which gives honey its delicious flavour. The composition of honey is: water, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, sucrose, maltose, trisaccharides [or other carbohydrates], fructose, and glucose.
Not only does honey taste great, but did you know it is good for you too? Used since ancient times, honey is a natural source of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and natural energy and healing power. Today, medical researchers are confirming what previous generations have always known—having honey in your diet can help you stay healthy and fight disease. Ancient cultures knew honey could help wounds heal faster, and now scientists believe it can kill superbugs that resist antibiotics.
Natural source of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids
Honey comes from natural plant nectars and contains vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and certain amino acids. It also is a source of essential minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. While the amounts are in trace levels and will vary depending on the floral source, honey can be an important and delicious part of a healthy diet.
Quick energy to keep you going
A natural mixture of the simple sugars glucose and fructose, honey can play an important role in naturally preventing fatigue during exercise.
Staying healthy—antioxidant benefits
Medical researchers continue to find out more about the important role antioxidants like those in honey play in eliminating harmful free radicals from the human body. Free radicals are believed to be created during metabolism and may contribute to many serious diseases.
Honey that heals
Honey is an effective, natural antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, yeast and molds and can help prevent scarring. The secret? Honey’s unique combination of high sugar content (which limits the amount of water available to the microorganism for growth), high acidity (which creates a low pH environment) and naturally occurring antioxidants provide an effective multi-pronged attack. On minor skin injuries, honey’s natural ability to draw moisture from the air (hygroscopy) promotes healing and helps keep the injured area from sticking to the bandage.
Store honey in a cool dry place.
What is Honeybee Pollen?
Pollen is the male element of the flower and is necessary for the fertilization of the plant and continuation of the species. The honeybee is directly responsible for over 80% of all vital pollination.
What is it for you?
Natural Weight Control- 1 oz. of honeybee pollen 10-15 minutes before eating stabilizes faulty metabolism, often involved in unhealthy weight gain or loss. Rich in lecithin, pollen causes a speedy increase in calorie burning. Antiputrefactive effects benefits digestion.
Complete Nutrition- Honeybee pollen gives you all essential nutrients, all vitamins, all minerals, enzymes and trace elements needed for growing good health and vitality.
Skin Restorative Power- Exhaustive studies abroad show honeybee pollen can improve unhealthy and or aging skin when are taken internally. Eliminates acne and clears unattractive age spots, plumps wrinkles. The clear skin of youth and health comes from within.
Increases Red Blood Cells- Studies show that honeybee pollen increases vital oxygen-carrying red blood cells up to 25%. You feel better when your circulation is better.
Increases Recovery Power- Two-year research program at Pratt Institute in New York shows that pollen improves the crucial recovery power of athletes after stressed performance. Just think what it can do for you daily.
The Power of Steroids- Honeybee pollen-power out powers harmful steroids without chemical side effects. Honeybee pollen is the greatest body-builder on earth, contributing not one ounce to obesity or excess fat and should be the cornerstone of every weight-loss diet.
Increased Sexual Stamina- Pollen contains natural hormonal substances which stimulate and nourish the reproductive system of both men and women, with a direct impact on sexual ability.
Long Lives are Attained by Bee Pollen Users- It is one of the original treasure-houses off nutrition and medicine.
Reduces High Cholesterol
Bee Propolis + Wax
What is Propolis?
Propolis is a non-toxic, 100% natural product, which has no side effects at all! It is a powerful immune booster, fighting aging through eliminating free radicals. Propolis helps your body to protect itself against illness and disease.
Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees from leaf buds and exudates of trees and conifers. The bees modify the original resin composition to produce the Propolis and use it as a sealing agent and to keep the growth of microbes in the beehive under control. It is said, that the interior of a beehive is one of the most sterile environments in nature.
Although the chemical composition of Propolis is very complex, the properties of Propolis have shown extensive antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Because of these biological properties, Propolis has been shown to have outstanding value to mankind for a wide variety of maladies.
What is Propolis used for?
The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians were very much aware of the healing properties of Propolis and made extensive use of it as a medicine.
In the last decade many research projects and clinical investigations have been undertaken on the prophylactic and therapeutic properties of Propolis and of bioflavonoids it contains. Propolis:
- Activates the thymus gland and therefore strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates white blood cells
- Has a protective effect against virus infections [cold, flu, HIV, herpes] rheumatic fever, respiratory infections, and inflammation
- Protects against side effects of irradiation
- Protects against damage to the liver
- Promotes healing of sores, wounds, acne, blemishes, and eczema
- Might prevent the development of cancer
- Has beneficial effect on the bodies absorption of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium
- Protects the body from oxygen free radical damage
The antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal activities of Propolis also offer opportunities in food technology and cosmetics.
It is apparent, that Propolis incontestably has many nutritional and energetic benefits. The daily use has no counter-indications, in addition, this product is being 100% natural and non-toxic.
Propolis is a stable product, but should nevertheless be stored in airtight containers in the dark, preferably at room temperature.
Great for candle making and for making your own cosmetic products such as lip balm, lotion, and deodorant.
Strawberries are actually a member of the rose family; these plump, flame-red, succulent berries are heart shaped with tiny edible seeds, green leaves and short to long stems.
Strawberries are the world’s most popular berry. The average strawberry has about 200 seeds. The strawberry is low in fat and calories, but is high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate, and antioxidants. They are a nutritional jewel! One serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than oranges. Being heart shaped, the strawberries are also packed with nutrients that promote a healthy heart!
Choose plump, firm, deep-colored strawberries, with bright green caps and no signs of mold or soft spots. Store strawberries in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Wash and hull strawberries just before using them.
Storing and Preserving Strawberries:
The best way to eat a strawberry is fresh out of hand. Fresh strawberries are highly perishable and delicate. If not using immediately, remove the berries from their containers, arrange in a single layer in a shallow pan, loosely cover, and refrigerate. Use fresh berries within one to two days for best quality. Wash strawberries gently in cold water just before you are ready to use them as the washing action removes their natural protective outer layer.
To freeze berries, simply lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer them to freezer bags and place back into the freezer. It is not necessary to add any sugar!
Strawberry Historical Facts:
Strawberries are thought to have been cultivated in ancient Rome. The strawberry, as we know it, was originally grown in northern Europe, but species are also found in Russia, Chile, Canada, and the United States.
The berries seem to be strewn among the leaves of the plant, so it received the word strewberry. Later on, farmers brought them to market on beds of straw, so their name was changed to strawberry.
In France, strawberries were cultivated in the 13th Century for use as a medicinal herb. Historical Medicinal Uses of Fragaria Vesca (Alpine Strawberry): It is said that the leaves, roots and fruits of this variety of strawberry were used for a digestive or skin tonic. Internally, the berry was used for diarrhea and digestive upset, while the leaves and the roots were used for gout. Externally, it was used for sunburn and skin blemishes, and the fruit juice was used for discolored teeth.
The first American species of strawberries was cultivated about 1835. The first important American variety, the Hoveg, was grown in 1834, in Massachusetts. The hybrid variety was developed in France.