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Ivy is an evergreen cover plant that has a woody and sticky climbing stems
In the forests of northern Iran, ivy grows on various trees such as Tilia, mulberry, oak, alder, and beech, and the entire tree trunk and forest floor are covered with this plant.
This interesting plant begins to flower in autumn, of course, the flowering of ivy is after the age of 5 years of this plant. Ivy flowers are yellow-green and semi-spherical and have a scent similar to honey.
This plant has poisonous fruits that are moved by birds and have nothing to do with ivy honey.
How to Make Ivy Honey?
Ivy spherical flowers have good pollen and nectar and attract bees.
These flowers appear in the months of Shahrivar and Aban, at which time our beekeepers place their colonies in the forests, near the ivy so that the bees can work on the flowers on hot and sunny days and benefit from the nectar and pollen of the ivy.
The result of all these efforts is a unique product called ivy honey
Features of Ivy Honey
This honey with the quality of the forests of northern Iran has an amber color and relatively high humidity, which is the reason for this humidity in the honey production and harvesting environment.
The amount of glucose in ivy honey is high, and for this reason, this honey quickly crystallizes and changes from liquid to solid.
Ivy honey has a special and unique flavor and taste, which is somewhat sour and acidic because of the vitamins and mineral elements present in this honey, and it is one of the few honeys with low sweetness.
Ivy honey is produced in pristine forest areas with a good climate and is considered organic and high-quality honey that does not have any concerns about chemical residues in this honey.
One of the therapeutic properties of this honey can be said to be an anti-cough and sore throat.
SCA can supply this unique honey in large volumes and with world-class quality
Ivy 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 a 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 a reduction in 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, decreases 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.