That sounds like a great research topic. Raw honey can be unfiltered though, so do you think it might be less sanitary? There are some types of raw honey that say filtered on the label, so I'm guessing that most raw honey doesn't get filtered.
What do you think of clover honey? Do you think it has the same benefits? I accidentally bought clover honey instead of regular one and have been using it as a mask...it helps with inflammation but I don't think it's as effective as regular honey.
Sorry i've been gone so long! No, the human body is designed to handle far worse than anything unprocessed honey would contain (insect parts ect). I will note though that some bacterial spores have been reported in honey, newborn children up to one year are susceptible to infection but our adult immune system is far to strong for any infection to take hold. There are different types of filtering for honey, in terms of nutrition, eating honey in the honey comb (propolis) is fantastic, honey comb is so incredibly dense in nutrients and is antibacterial in itself. Any honey that isn't heated above 40 degrees is usually fine. Most processing of REAL honey doesn't take away any helpful effects as long as its not "creamed honey". I've read a little about clover honey, apparently it is one of the weaker honeys around... i would suggest something like buckwheat, its like the Guinness of honeys and its very dark colour suggests a high nutrition content.
i use dabur honey in my oats.am unsure if its all 'organic' but its a big OLD and reputed brand thats been there since my grandmum's era.
can i expect any 'good in gut' happening with this?
Its better if you eat the honey on its own, the oats would dilute the effect i would suspect. But thats a very good honey!
I have honey on my face right now
Raw honey of course. I washed my face, then rubbed some honey all over my face, rubbed it in nicely so it doesn't drip (just a thin layer). Maybe I'll keep it on overnight, I've had good results with that in the past
It makes your skin so smooth!
I eat a tsp of royal jelly & raw honey 2x per day. And 1/2 tsp of propolis 2x per day. It's really making my skin glow : ] and I have less inflammation. I love this stuff it made my face so much clearer. I haven't tried using it as a mask though.. I think I'd rather supplement with it.
Propolis is one of the most nutritious foods around "In general, propolis contains 5 flavonoids, about 30 minerals (minerals promote life-activity of the organism), vitamins B1, B2, B6, A, C, E,… it contains various aromatic organic acids, caffeine acid, cinnamic acid, antibiotic compounds and others. It has from 8 to 17 amino acids including several essentials. It also includes material from the secretions of saliva from the glands of bees. Such materials include some unsaturated fatty acids, which are potent antioxidants." i mean no wonder you're feeling good.