Buckwheat honey is a highly nutritious honey made by bees that collect nectar from buckwheat flowers. Out of the two types of buckwheat species growing in India, this variant of honey is from the wild species of buckwheat flowers. It comes from the forests in the India-Nepal Border area. The nectar from buckwheat flowers makes a dark-colored honey. Buckwheat honey is usually deep, rich purplish brown in color and has a robust, earthy backbone to its sweetness. Buckwheat honey isn’t as sweet as traditional honey. It is considered as one of the most medicinal honeys around. This honey is seriously North America’s manuka. When it comes to antioxidants, this honey is royalty. Buckwheat honey actually has one of the highest antioxidant counts of any honey on the planet! It has higher concentrations of macronutrients, trace elements and antioxidant compounds. Rich in polyphenols, buckwheat honey is especially sought-after for strengthening the capillary walls and thereby reducing the risk of high blood pressure, preventing stroke, arterial hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as improving blood formation, deficiency of blood and treatment of anaemia. It helps keep blood sugar levels down for people with diabetes. It is also recommended as an efficient varietal for reducing cholesterol and in weight loss programs. Essential minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and magnesium present in buckwheat honey also help in promoting the health of muscles and nerves. The primary benefits of buckwheat honey are that it promotes healing in the body, supports immune function, and boosts antioxidants. And in terms of germ-fighting activity, the powers of this rich honey are as impressive as those of manuka. Buckwheat honey has higher contents of sugars, proteins and total phenols but a lower content of MGO than manuka honey. Buckwheat honey has even higher contents of Fe, Mn and Zn than Manuka honey. Moreover, the cellular antioxidant activities of buckwheat honey is higher than that of manuka honey. And like manuka, it powerfully soothes the skin and helps cuts and scrapes heal and stay clean. It’s also great for soothing sore throats and treating coughs. Many studies have shown that buckwheat honey is more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup for treating a cough. One study found that drinking buckwheat honey in a mixture of black tea significantly boosted the level of antioxidants in the body. It is often used in treatment of wounds and burns, ulcer, infections, fever, gastric ailments, and radiation sickness. It is also hailed as a fabulous substitute for maple syrup.
Note: "Organic Monkey procures pure raw honey directly from tribals and passionate beekeepers all over India. It is unadulterated, unprocessed, unblended, not microfiltered or infused with anything. Pure raw honey never stays the same. As it ages, its color, consistency and/or taste profile may change, crystallization may occur when the natural glucose settles on beneficial microparticles in the honey."
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