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Vendor Spotlight: What are the Health Benefits of Raw Honey?

written by

Meg Peery

posted on

April 14, 2023


You've probably added honey to recipes or tea, drizzled it on toast, glazed a ham, or used it as a playful dipping sauce for chunks of grilled chicken. 

But raw honey's got a ton of health-related and medicinal tricks up its sleeve as well, which are worth knowing about and definitely worth adding to your list of natural remedies for your family. 

Unlike processed honey, raw honey is not heated or filtered, so it retains all of its natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals—making it a medicinal powerhouse.

Here are just a few examples of raw honey's healing superpowers.

1. Raw Honey Boosts Immunity

        Raw honey is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial agent that can help boost your immune system. It contains propolis, which is a substance produced by bees that has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The antioxidants in raw honey can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to chronic diseases.

        2. Raw Honey Soothes Sore Throats

          If you have a sore throat, raw honey can help soothe the irritation and reduce inflammation. It has antibacterial properties that can help fight off infections, and its thick consistency can coat the throat and provide relief from pain and discomfort.

          3. Raw Honey Aids Digestion

            Raw honey can help improve digestion by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. It contains prebiotics, which are compounds that feed the good bacteria in your digestive system. Raw honey can also help soothe inflammation in the gut and reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders like diarrhea and ulcerative colitis.

            4. Raw Honey Helps with Wound Healing

              Raw honey has been used for centuries as a natural wound healer. It has antibacterial properties that can help prevent infections and promote healing. Raw honey can also reduce inflammation and help speed up the healing process.

              5. Raw Honey Can Improve Sleep

                Raw honey can help improve sleep by promoting the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. Consuming raw honey before bed can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.

                6. Raw Honey Can Help with Allergies

                  Raw honey contains small amounts of pollen, which can help desensitize your immune system to allergens. Consuming raw honey regularly can help reduce allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.


                  We're proud to partner with Whistle Creek Apiaries to bring raw, unprocessed, local wildflower honey to our customers and farm friends. Browse our raw honey offerings here.


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