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Why Raw Honey?

Honey from the grocery stores, is pasteurized honey. Pasteurized honey goes through high heat that kills unwanted yeast, enhances its colour, removes crystallization and extends the shelf life. In this process, most of the beneficial nutrients are destroyed. Honey, specifically raw, is considered a superfood. Honey also contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Raw honey does not go through this process, to ensure that our customers enjoy the health benefits of consuming raw honey Ah by the way once you try raw honey, you never will go back to pasteurized honey

  1. Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants:

Antioxidants scavenge free radicals from the body cells and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation, they help to protect your body from from cell damaged caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are most found in plant foods, Raw honey is packed with antioxidants from the plants, fruits and vegetables that bees take the nectar from. Additionally in WA we are blessed to have such a variety of native trees and forests that our bees pollinate and collect nectar to bring to the hives, hence the range of honey flavours we offer at Colmena Pure Honey.

2. Antibacterial and antifungal properties

The healing property of honey is due to the fact that it offers antibacterial activity, maintains a moist wound condition, and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection.

3. Healing properties

Raw honey has found to be an effective germ killer. Raw honey can be used as a would dressing to promote rapid and improved healing. These effect are due to honey's antibacterial actions, secondary to its high acidity, osmotic effect , anti-oxidant content and hydrogen peroxide content.

Traditionally, raw honey has been used to treat burns, infected and non-healing wounds and ulcers, boils, pilonidal sinus, venous and diabetic foot ulcers . Recent studies confirm the efficacy of raw honey in treating venous ulcers. In patients suffering from malignant wounds, improvement with respect to wound size and cleanliness was seen after treatment with raw honey-coated bandages. Similarly, honey dressing quickened rates of healing in pressure wounds.

4. Phytonutrient powerhouse

The phytonutrients in honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and antifungal power. They're also thought to be the reason raw honey has shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits. Heavy processing destroys these valuable nutrients.

5. Help with digestive issues

Historically, raw honey has been used to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea and ulcers. Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach or digestive system. Taking 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey on an empty stomach is said to soothe pain and help with the healing process. Additionally Raw Honey is also being recognized as a potential prebiotic, since it has oligosaccharides that can promote the growth of lactobacilli and bifidobacterial, in addition to antimicrobial components which can act synergistically with the probiotics against certain pathogens.

6.Soothes a sore throat

Raw Honey is one of the best remedies for a sore throat due to its natural antibacterial properties that allows it to act as a wound healer, immediately offering relief for pain while working to reduce inflammation. However, Raw honey should not be given to infants less than a year old!

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