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How to Make Thyme Honey?
Numerous species of thyme are one of the best nectar-producing plants in Central Alborz and Western Alborz in the foothills of Damavand Mountains؛ in areas where the optimal growth conditions of this species are provided and have a good density is one of the priorities of bee activity in June to July. The product of bee activity on thyme flowers is tasty honey with many medicinal properties called Iranian thyme honey.
if the flowering and nectar conditions are favorable and the density is high in the pasture, it has an effective share in the nectar entering the hive; and it is possible to harvest thyme honey, which of course does not happen every year.
Features of Thyme Honey
The color of thyme honey is light amber; But if there is some nectar from other nectar-producing plants in it, it will have an agate red color, but the aroma and taste of thyme will be dominant.
Iranian thyme honey is one of the honey that crystallizes late and becomes crystallized about a year after production and is one of the most delicious and high-quality Iranian honey.
The main role of the medicinal properties of thyme is due to the presence of phenolic compounds in its essential oil, including thymol and carvacrol. Since thyme honey has effective amounts of these phenolic compounds, it can be said that in addition to the general properties of honey, thyme honey also has special properties. The most important medicinal properties of thyme honey are body strengthening, anti-flatulence, expectorant, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, appetizing, and useful for colds.
Thyme 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 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 reduction of 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, decrease 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.