Award Winning Greek Thyme Blossom Honey
Our wild Thyme Blossom Honey originates from the dry, rocky Dodecanese island region in southern Greece. Very sweet & thick with hints of thyme, rosemary, citrus, and hot cotton candy, Eulogia of Sparta honey has persistent and lingering sweet, delicate flowers.
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Wide biodiversity of flora combined with the Aegean summer sun is what helps produce this unique golden nectar.
Honey is the first traditional sweetener used by Greeks since antiquity. In fact, honey along with olives and grapes formed the beginnings of Greek gastronomy. Greek honey is one of the most nutritional, natural foods, filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Honey contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal substances and has also been used for centuries as a treatment for sore throats and coughs, minor burns, cuts and other bacterial infections.
Studies show that honey is one of the easiest foods to digest and is known for its cancer-fighting properties (rich in phenolic compounds) and also aids in the prevention of osteoporosis.
The honey from Greece is considered to be some of the finest on a global scale due to the unlimited summer sun, the biodiversity of the Greek countryside plus the rich variety of Greek flora, which includes over 850 species found nowhere else in the world. Scientists and botanists consider Greece a country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin, (more than 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wildflowers, and trees).
Greek varieties of honey are richer in aromatic substances, compared to other kinds of honey produced in other countries, have less humidity and are consequently denser and richer.
Combine all these facts together and you can start to comprehend why Greek honey has been celebrated for its quality and established in the highest position in the world market. Thyme honey is a strong-flavored, floral-herbal scented honey with several impressive health benefits. It helps with wound healing, relieves cough, reduces sore throat discomfort, is energizing and antioxidant. It can be used as food or topically on the skin for blemishes, redness or acne. For best results, the honey has to be raw, unheated and unfiltered. Processing the honey with heat to make it liquid, filtering out all of its nutritious elements or subjecting it to improper storage conditions can greatly affect its beneficial properties.
2) It helps relieve cough. The honey has a thick consistency and is soothing, which helps calm the cough reflex, aiding in relieving cough. Moreover, it can help get rid of phlegm when added to warm tea, a combination which gives it mild expectorant properties. Adding lemon juice or choosing a more astringent tea can help increase the expectorant effect (thyme honey and lemon tea, for example).
3) Soothes sore throat naturally. The honey’s viscous, sugary-sticky consistency allows it to adhere to the throat lining, forming a protective layer that allows the irritated mucosa to heal. Moreover, its antibacterial action contributes to reducing bacterial load if the infection is located in the throat. But for the honey to be efficient, it has to be raw and unheated and you have to avoid eating or drinking for at least an hour afterward and repeat the remedy several times a day.
4) Good for gastritis. Thyme honey may help with gastritis by exerting a soothing action on the irritated stomach lining, encouraging it to heal. This effect is believed to be a result of the honey’s antibacterial action and naturally thick consistency which may exert a soothing, anti-inflammatory action on the stomach lining. It is recommended to take one tablespoon of raw, unheated honey on an empty stomach in the morning and postpone eating or drinking anything for at least an hour afterward.
5) Source of vitamins and other nutrients. With a generous content of natural sugars and small amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other elements with nutritional value such as pollen or beeswax, thyme honey is nutritious and can be considered a healthy addition to one’s diet. Some of the nutrients found in the honey are vitamin C, potassium, calcium, sodium and very little magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.
6) Energizing effect. Thyme honey is a natural tonic that restores good energy levels, fights fatigue, helps restore appetite and prevents hypoglycemia. A single tablespoon can give one energy for 15 minutes or more.
7) Immunomodulating properties. Like all other honey varieties, thyme too contains pollen, sometimes in very high amounts (up to 90%). Research has revealed pollen has immunomodulating properties, improving the immune system response, for example, by increasing the number of white blood cells. In other words, eating honey has positive implications for our immune system response, provided, of course, we are not allergic.
8) Source of potent antioxidants. The darker the honey, the greater its antioxidant content. Thyme honey contains good amounts of antioxidant polyphenols, particularly flavonoids, but also carotenoids, all of which protect cells against oxidative damage and contribute to preventing more serious diseases caused by oxidative stress such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases in general.
100% premium Raw Thyme Honey
Ideal for every-day use, safeguarding and boosting your immune system, you can enjoy as a snack over bread, toast, flax-seed pancakes or even oats. Can drizzle over fresh fruit, gelato or nuts. You can also combine with your beverages and get all the anti-oxidant benefits from this superior product and a herbal tea or mate of your choice. Whatever the choice, this will be an unforgettably robust flavor, of spiciness, pepper, and floral aromas.