Honey, Raw Honey, Honey Comb, Creamed Honey, Bee Pollen
Honey has been and may always be a stable food and medicine. Honey is a delicious food that is one of the only foods that can sustain human life all by itself. In any survival situation honey could be an important part of your food preps and even your medicinal preps.
Here are a few of the great uses and traits of honey:
1: Storage – Honey is one of the only foods that when properly stored can last forever. With honey there is no need to worry about rotating your supplies. In Egypt they actually found edible honey in a pharaoh’s tomb. Has your honey Crystallized? Simply heat the honey and it will return to normal.
2: Healthy Sugar Replacement – Honey is a great replacement for sugar. It does not contain any fats or cholesterol.
3: Skin Care – Honey is great for reducing wrinkles and nourishing the skin.
4: Antibacterial – Honey was long ago the go to antiseptic treatment, during the first world war is was the most popular treatment for wounds. Click Here for a paper on the antiseptic properties of honey
5: Wounds – Honey has been known to reduce the odor, swelling and scarring when used to treat wounds.
6: Upset Stomach – Mix one teaspoon of honey with a hot glass of water, add a half a lemons worth of juice and your stomach ache should go away.
7: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – There has been testing done in rats the show honey to speed recovery from conjunctivitis.
8: Allergies – Old folk medicine says the consuming locally produced honey will help to reduce the allergy symptoms by helping your body to gain a tolerance to the pollen.
9: Cough Suppressant – Simply taking 1 teaspoon of honey and allowing it to slowly trickle down your throat. The honey will coat and soothe your throat.
10: Burns – Honey is a great burn cure. It will help to remove the pain and aid in the healing process.
11: Insomnia – There have been some studies that suggest that honey helps with some nervous disorders such as insomnia. If you are finding it hard to fall asleep simply mix 1 teaspoon of your favorite flavor of honey into a warm glass of water and enjoy a great night’s sleep.
12: Energy – The glucose in honey is a natural sugar that will give you an immediate energy boost and the fructose will keep you going.
What is honeybee pollen?
Pollen is the male element of the flowers and is necessary for the fertilization of the plant and continuation of the species. The honeybee is directly responsible for over 80% of all vital pollination.
What’s in it for you?
A. Natural Weight Control - ½ teaspoon of pollen with a glass of water, 10-15 minutes before eating stabilizes faulty metabolism often involved in unhealthy weight gain or loss. Rich in lecithin, pollen causes a speedy increase in calorie burning which helps digestion.
B. Greater Strength and Stamina - Honeybee pollen-power out-powers harmful steroids without chemical side effects. “Honeybee pollen is the greatest body-builder on Earth,” says F. Huber, German Naturalist.
C. Helps to Eliminate Allergies - Bee pollen taken from bees in your part of the country, help to build up your tolerance to many allergies and sinus problems. By ingesting small amounts of pollen daily you can desensitize yourself to your allergies. Start with a few grains of pollen and build up to a teaspoon daily. If you are allergic to pollen or have a reaction, check with your doctor before taking bee pollen. Never take pollen in a pill or capsule form as they are generally produced outside of our Country.
D. Increases Recovery Power - Two-year research program at Pratt Institute in New York shows that pollen improves the crucial recovery power of athletes after stressed performance…Just think what it will do for you on a daily basis.
E. Skin Restorative Power - Exhaustive studies abroad show honeybee pollen can improve unhealthy skin and/or aging skin when taken internally, eliminating acne and clearing age spots.
F. Complete Nutrition - Honeybee pollen gives you all essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements needed for good health and vitality.
G. Increases Red Blood Cells - Studies show that pollen increase vital oxygen-carrying red blood cells up to 25%. You feel better when your circulation is better.
H. “Long Lives Are Attained By Bee Pollen Users... it is one of the original treasure-houses of nutrition and medicine,” says Dr. Joirch of Russia.
Recommended Use: Take a teaspoon of bee pollen daily. Refrigerate jar after opening. Shelf life of refrigerated pollen is one year.