Boosting antioxidants: One study found that drinking buckwheat honey in a mixture of black tea significantly boosted the level of antioxidants in the body.
Wound care: Using honey on wounds has been found to be beneficial because the honey actually draws moisture out of the wounds and helps eliminate bacteria. Because it has a lot of sugar and a low pH, honey can also prevent bacteria and other microbes from growing in the wound.
Skincare: More research is needed on the specific benefits of using honey for skin care. But in general, honey is known to help protect your skin and keep it smooth and supple. Look for honey-based skincare products, or make your own skin moisturizer by mixing coconut oil and honey in your electric mixer until it looks like whipped cream.
Stopping DNA mutations: Certain types of honey have even been found to help reverse some of the DNA mutations that cause sickness and cancer.
Reducing cholesterol: Buckwheat honey was found to help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, which can help heart health and even lower high blood pressure.
Soothing cough: One of the studies specifically looked at using buckwheat honey as a treatment for nighttime coughs in children due to respiratory infections, like colds. The study found that buckwheat honey was more effective than over-the-counter cough medicine.
How to use buckwheat honey?
For wounds, you can apply the raw honey directly to the wound and cover it with a clean bandage.
As a general health supplement, you can take honey raw by the tablespoon or mix it into your favorite food or beverage.
Buckwheat honey is also a great all-natural sweetener for any of your meals or desserts. You can mix it into oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, or baked goods — the possibilities are endless. For sore throats and colds, you can swallow honey alone or mix it in with a warm herbal tea.
To treat a child with a cold, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends one dose of honey in the following amounts:
- children ages 2 to 5: 2.5 mL
- children ages 6 to 11: 5 mL
- children ages 12 to 18: 10 mL
Be aware that buckwheat honey, like any honey, should not be given to infants under the age of 1. Honey contains certain bacteria that might be harmful to babies.
Free of antibiotics, pesticides, and glyphosate.
INGREDIENTS: RAW MONOFLORAL BUCKWHEAT HONEY