Why Fireweed Honey?
Fireweed Honey can be considered a champagne of monofloral honey. Think about the essence of fireweed and the anti-inflammatory and calming effect on your skin and body. It is also a powerful natural moisturizer. All this is concentrated in a spoon of raw honey added to your tea or to your skin care products.
Fireweed honey gets its name from a medicinal plant – The Rosebay Willow herb. This high-nectar plant has long been used in herbal medicine to treat a variety of diseases. It has been used traditionally to treat problems with the upper respiratory tract, and also has been reputed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Bees enjoy flying over Fireweed, which is a very high-value source of nectar. Its aroma literally draws bees in.
Fireweed honey has been used for a long time. Our ancestors knew that honey produced from fireweed retains all the advantageous properties possessed by the plant. This probably came about naturally due to the fact that any type of honey was historically been highly sought after. As fireweed is so rich in nectar, bees will target it over other sources leading to great honey-flow in the nectar rich areas where fireweed grows naturally. While traditional medicine has always stressed the valuable properties of honey, more recently science has begun to pay attention to this marvelous plant.
Fireweed honey contains sugar, antioxidants and tannins. There are macro and micro-elements, including mucous and tannin components. There is also vitamins B1, B2, B3, P, PP and E. In particular, it is rich in ascorbic acid, which is 3 times greater than content of a citrus fruit. And since fireweed itself is a medical plant, the honey product “duplicates” all its useful properties.
Areas, where Fireweed Honey is beeing used:
- Fireweed honey has properties which are being studied and useful when it is added to creams and scrubs, to make skin soft and silky.
- Fireweed honey is starting to be used in treatment for skin diseases. Fireweed honey helps with overcoming abscesses, boils, and other skin problems. Fireweed honey kills pathogens and cleanses the skin.
- Fireweed honey’s properties are sometimes exaggerated, but it can be used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For this purpose one teaspoon of honey is dissolved in a glass of sparkling water (or boiled water), and then it is drunk on an empty stomach. This tasty medicine kills harmful bacteria and significantly reduces stomach acidity. Due to its acid-reducing properties, fireweed honey is considered to be an excellent additional treatment for gastritis with high acidity. It is recommended for stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, chronic diseases of internal organs, and constipation.
- It is also recommend taking a teaspoon of honey per day, in order to strengthen the immune system and to saturate the body with vitamins.
- Fireweed honey properties are varied, and it has been added to the list of remedies for diseases by cardiologists and therapists. Such honey strengthens the walls of blood vessels, improves heart function and has a positive effect on blood pressure. When a person suffers from insomnia, sometimes it is enough to take a little bit of honey before bedtime and then drink some warm water. Please do not use hot water, as the high temperatures reduces medicinal properties of the honey. Additionally, this recipe is also suitable for people who have problems with their nervous system, anxiety etc.
- Fireweed honey is a natural stimulant of hematopoiesis. It is useful for patients with diseases of blood, anemia, etc.
- Good impact is noted when using this product for varying etiology headaches, and as an anticonvulsant.
- Regular use will help reduce the symptoms of men with prostate diseases.
- Traditional medicine recommends the use of fireweed honey for nursing mothers.