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About Sidr Plant

The Sidr tree is scientifically known as Ziziphus Spina-christ
sidr is one of the best nectar-producing plants in tropical regions of Iran. This evergreen tree produces very fragrant nectar, this unique aroma is quite noticeable in honey with a high predominance of the nectar of this plant.
There are about three species of Sidr in Iran, which can be referred to as Sidr, Indian Sidr, and Remlik.
There are more than 500,000 hectares of semi-dense to scattered sidr forests in Iran, which is the leading in the world.

The flowering of this plant is so special that it blooms in most months of the year. Generally, it starts flowering in spring, and with warming, the flowering decreases, and again, with the balancing of the weather in September, it starts flowering intermittently.
This special process in flowering gives the bee a good opportunity to collect nectar and produce sidr honey.

How to Make Persian Sidr Honey?

Honey produced from the Ziziphus Spina-christ plant is known as sidr honey and because car forests with a high distribution of this plant grow in the south of the country and there are no other nectar-producing plants in the rangeland during the flowering season, it is possible to harvest Sidr honey.

Sidr honey is produced mainly in Yemen, Pakistan, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and of course Iran.

Features of Persian Sidr Honey

Persian Sidr honey is known as one of the highest quality honey in the world in terms of medicinal properties and biologically active substances and is known in world markets as Middle Eastern Manuka honey. Very good taste, good aroma, and late crystallization are the unique features of this honey.

Persian sidr honey has high levels of fructose, rich in minerals and essential amino acids, and low glycemic index. Active and medicinal substances are Ziziphus Spina-Christi tannin and plant sterols, such as beta-sitosterol, beta-sitosterol glucoside, as well as saponin Eblin lactone, which is its foaming agent. This saponin is a precursor to steroid hormones. One of the characteristics of Persian Sidr honey is foaming at the time of extractor, and the reason for this is the presence of the same saponin substance Ablin lactone, which disappears after a while and will be formed by stirring and heating this foam again.

A major part of the medicinal properties and nutritional value of Persian Sidr honey is due to the presence of glycosides and saponins. The medicinal properties of Persian sidr honey include increasing physical and sexual strength, the general strengthening of the body, anti-fever, anti-cancer, and stomach tonic, and it is one of the best honey in the world for diabetics.

SCA can supply this unique honey in large volumes and with world-class quality

Persian Sidr Honey Benefits

  • Tonic & Energizing
    • The first property of honey is tonic and energizing due to its richness in various sugars and fast digestion, and the use of honey as a natural and healthy sugar compound is very important in providing carbohydrates to the body cells for metabolism and normal function of all organs.
  • Wound & burn treatment
    • The special property of honey is healing wounds and burns and repairing damaged tissues, which has been mentioned in traditional and modern medicine. The use of honey as a wound healer is the oldest human medicinal version of honey. In modern medicine in recent decades the use of honey in the treatment of wounds and burns and even wound healing has increased due to the healing effect and repair of uncomplicated skin.
  • Anti-cold & Cough
    • Treatment of colds, coughs and sore throats is another confirmed effect of honey in many sources and has been recommended by doctors and even in some countries including New Zealand, Australia and the UK use honey in doctors’ prescriptions to treat colds, sore throats, and coughs. Honey is also used directly and indirectly in anti-cough products.
  • Honey & diabetes
    • The use of honey in type I and type II diabetes was associated with a significantly lower glycemic index than with glucose or sucrose in normal diabetes. Honey compared with dextrose caused a significantly lower rise in plasma glucose levels in diabetic subjects. It also caused a reduction in blood lipids, homocysteine levels, and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in normal and hyperlipidemic subjects. In earlier observations, it was found that honey stimulates insulin secretion, decreases blood glucose levels, elevates hemoglobin concentration, and improves lipid profile.
  • Cardiovascular health
    • Honey contains antioxidants, so its consumption is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Honey helps skin health and is anti-aging.
  • Antimicrobial properties
    • The most important property of honey is its antimicrobial properties. While honey is a purely edible substance and should be a good place for germs to grow, germs are killed by exposure to honey and their bodies are eventually destroyed. Because honey contains antibiotics and the enzyme diastase.
  • Improve sleep disorders
    • Honey is hypnotic and people with sleep disorders are advised to drink a few tablespoons of honey before going to bed.