Rhododendron Honey 250g
A speciality of the Eastern Pyrenees, its lack of notoriety at national level is heartbreaking, given its quality and rarity.
Clear, subtle and delicate, it is much sought-after by beekeepers and mountain honey lovers alike.
It can also be called an "alicament", as it has numerous benefits, and is much appreciated in apitherapy. A must-have in the kitchen, it's a sweet treat at any time of day!
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Rhododendron honey: a rare honey from the Pyrenees
There are over 500 species of rhododendron, the most widespread in France being the Rhododendron ferrugineux.
It grows naturally in the Pyrenees, at altitudes of over 1,200 meters.
This shrub can live up to 100 years, and is pollinated by insects, including bees, which provide us with this precious elixir.
Rhododendron honey from the Pyrenees, a highly recommended source of human benefits, is a special honey, a real treat.
Geographical and natural origin
Rhododendron "mountain acacia" honey is a specialty of the Pyrénées Orientales.
It's a clear honey, with a light, subtle, delicate aroma and a very sweet, flowery, slightly woody flavor.
Flowering takes place at the beginning of June and lasts around 3 to 4 weeks, staggered according to altitude.
Its flowers are very attractive and are visited intensively by bees, and it is generally classified as producing 100 to 200 kg of honey per hectare, which is a very respectable yield.
The honey flow can be exceptional, making it a highly coveted resource for beekeepers.
Benefits of rhododendron honey
There is a huge variety of honeys, depending on the bee, the tree, the plant, the soil... And therefore a huge variety of tastes!
Generally speaking, the darker the color of the honey, the stronger the taste.
It's a mountain honey, and the virtues of high mountain honeys are numerous and recognized by insiders.
We can start by saying that it is rich in minerals, vitamins and trace elements.
What's more, we consider rhododendron honey to be an "alicament", thanks to its many benefits.
Indeed, it is reputed to :
- Revitalize tired organisms,
- Aphrodisiac properties,
- Improve joint flexibility,
- Alleviate the pain of rheumatism,
- Soften the epidermis,
- Be an excellent cell regenerator, recommended in apitherapy.
Some therapeutic virtues:
Some rhododendron species from Asia Minor (e.g. Rhododendron ponticum) produce honey that is toxic to humans.
For the avoidance of doubt, the honey we offer is non-toxic.
To be sure, rhododendron honey is highly recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
In fact, consuming one tablespoon a day of this honey would significantly reduce the side effects of anti-cancer treatments.
Directions for use :
In addition to its major role in human health, rhododendron honey offers exceptional nutritional benefits, as well as being a tasty food!
Rhododendron honey can be enjoyed all year round, but we particularly recommend it during the winter months. As the saying goes: "If you don't take the medicine on time, you'll cry!
With the cold season upon us, there's nothing like a spoonful of mountain honey in the morning to heal or protect the respiratory tract. Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and you've got an explosive elixir to get you through the winter.
For a sore throat, you can add a few drops of tea tree essential oil.
Let's remember that our ancestors used to gargle with cod liver oil!
Preserving rhododendron honey
To preserve its medicinal qualities and taste, we advise you not to expose this honey to high temperatures or direct sunlight. In fact, at over 25 degrees all its benefits will be lost.
We therefore recommend storing honey at room temperature, between 10 and 25 degrees maximum.
Below these temperatures, we fear that it will crystallize, and that you will lose a great source of benefits for your body.
If it begins to crystallize, place the jar in a bain-marie for a few moments, without reaching a high temperature.
Too much humidity will cause your honey to ferment, making it unfit for consumption.
We strongly advise you to dispose of your honey if it has fermented.
For obvious health reasons, children under the age of two should not have access to the exceptional qualities of this honey.
Good things come to those who wait!