THE POPULARITY OF RAPE HONEY
Bee honey has been attributed to healing values for a long time. It is a well-known fact that honey is a natural antibiotic eagerly used during colds. There are different types of honeys that have different properties. One of the most popular honeys in our country is rapeseed honey. It is easy to recognize it in a very bright color. It has a straw color in its liquid form. After crystallizing, it acquires a light yellow cream color. It is spring honey, one of the first that bees bring to the apiary after winter. It is obtained during the period of mass flowering rape, which falls at the turn of April and May.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE RAPE HONEY?
What distinguishes rapeseed honey is the fact that it crystallizes extremely quickly. This is due to the high glucose content and low humidity. It adopts a smear consistency with a white and cream color. Its scent reminds of course the scent of rape flowers. Heat treatment slightly reduces this odor. However, it is so characteristic that it can be felt even after 2 years in drinking honey. Its taste is mild, slightly bland, with a hint of bitterness.
THE CONTENT OF RAPE HONEY
The advantage of rape honey is really much, and its natural origin and valuable properties make it help in the fight against a lot of diseases. It contains essential oils, bitter compounds, flavonoids, bioelements, choline and coumarin. It is rich in boron, which is used to build bone tissue and the proper functioning of the spleen and thyroid gland. B vitamins, B, C and nicotinic acid are present in it. It is characterized by a fairly low content of mineral compounds quickly absorbed by the human body. There is iron in it, the absorption of rapeseed honey is 63 percent. Interestingly, it has lower antibiotic activity than other honeys, and consists of glucose (51%), fructose (47%) and other sugars. High glucose content makes it particularly valuable in the treatment of heart disease, mainly the circulatory system and coronary vessels, and also does not burden the liver. In addition, it stimulates and strengthens its detoxification properties. The potassium and magnesium present in this honey as well as phenolic acids and flavonoid compounds lead to the strengthening of myocardial contractions. Essential oils, on the other hand, support the treatment of the upper respiratory tract, therefore it relieves symptoms of cough.
RAPE HONEY ACTION
For cardiovascular problems, rapeseed honey is especially recommended. It strengthens the heart and strength of its contraction. It also causes the coronary vessels to expand, which improves oxygenation and nutrition, and prevents atherosclerotic diseases. In addition, rapeseed honey reduces the pressure, and also helps in supplementing the potassium deficiency, which has a positive effect on the work of the heart. This honey also helps the liver to detoxify the body due to its numerous detoxifying properties. It improves the work of the gallbladder and is also helpful in the metabolism of fats. It is useful in supporting the treatment of throat, nose and bronchial infections. It soothes the cough and supports the immune system. However, it has low antibiotic properties, which is why it is most often used with colds. Rapeseed honey helps in the fight against heartburn, bloating, stomach ulcers, and also accelerates the healing of ulcers and erosions. In addition, it has an action to accelerate the healing of external wounds, cleanses it from necrosis, and also protects against infection. It is used as an aid in inflammatory and infectious diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urethra. It can relieve the harmful effects of stimulants, for example alcohol and cigarettes. Due to the high content of glucose, fructose and other simple sugars, rapeseed honey is recommended in states of exhaustion of the body. It is a great conditioner that regenerates, so it is recommended for long-term physical and mental work. In addition, this honey improves thinking and concentration. In the case of light burns, it prevents the formation of blisters if it is applied quickly to the skin. Studies carried out over it have also confirmed beneficial effects on people suffering from angina pectoris. For women, this honey will keep your skin smooth and beautiful because it can also be used as a face mask! It is best to consume it after it has been dissolved in a glass of milk or warm water.