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This plant belongs to the Compositae family. There are about 70 species of this plant in Iran.
It is one of the well-known plants of Iran that grows in the tropical regions of southern Iran and the hot and dry regions, of the central plains of Iran.
Honey is harvested from this plant in spring. (May and June)
Echinops are powerful producers of nectar and pollen on the plains.
How to Make Thistle Honey?
Echinops flowers can be a good producer of honey due to their richness in nectar and pollen on the plains.
In late winter, our beekeepers place their colonies next to the identified pastures to collect thistle honey.
During the flowering season of this plant, bees collect nectar and pollen all day and process them. The result of all these efforts is delicious and delicious honey called thistle honey.
Features of Thistle Honey
Thistle honey has sugar compounds fructose is more predominant in this honey.
This honey has a light color and has a good aroma and is known in the world as thistle honey.
The glycemic index of this honey is low and the time it takes to crystallize is more than one year it is classified as late crystallized honey.
This honey has healing properties such as body strengthening, high antibacterial effect, useful in treating wounds and infections, and burns, useful for anemia, soothing.
SCA can supply this unique honey in large volumes and with world-class quality
Thistle 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 have 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.