Natural antibacterial: Sainfoin honey owes its antibacterial effects to its good content of hydrogen peroxide, a strong, natural disinfectant, but also low moisture content and low (acidic) pH, properties that help reduce the bacterial load and make the honey good for treating respiratory tract infections. Thanks to its antibacterial action, the honey also has mild anti-inflammatory effects. Research has identified pollen as a natural immunomodulator, meaning it stimulates the immune system to respond better to infection in general. For example, studies show pollen increases the number of white blood cells, hence its immune-boosting action.
Antioxidant properties: The variety is a source of antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins. Antioxidants protect cells against free radical action and prevent damage build-up (oxidative stress) that can encourage inflammation and the onset of disease. Studies show that cell damage caused by oxidative stress triggers inflammation and extensive inflammation ultimately leads to disease in the form of chronic illnesses of the muscles, heart, blood vessels, nerves, etc.
Good for cough and sore throat: Sainfoin honey is good for both cough and sore throat. The consistency of the honey, which is naturally dense and its low moisture content allows it to stick to the throat lining, forming a protective coating that allows it to heal, relieving irritation and pain caused by soreness and suppressing cough. The acidic pH and antibacterial action contribute to reducing bacteria numbers and further help combat infection locally. The honey also has an emollient action, contributing to its soothing effect.
Digestive benefits: Raw honey taken on an empty stomach in the morning is a long-known natural remedy for gastritis, helping soothe the irritation of the stomach lining. The stronger the antibacterial properties of the honey, the more potent its effect in helping treat gastritis. Sainfoin honey is believed to protect the inflamed stomach lining from further irritation and allow it to heal gradually thanks to its dense consistency. Moreover, the natural sugars in sainfoin honey are believed to have prebiotic effects, meaning they feed the good bacteria in our digestive tract. This is believed to help improve intestinal motility and regulate transit time, aiding with constipation relief. Good for intestinal parasites: Research has revealed the common sainfoin possesses anthelminthic or antiparasitic properties, helping reduce the number of intestinal parasites. Because it has been observed on other occasions that certain compounds are passed down from the plant of origin into the honey via nectar or other elements honey bees make use of, the idea that sainfoin honey supposedly boasts antiparasitic benefits and helps get rid of intestinal parasites has been advanced. Source of vitamins and minerals. All honey types contain trace amounts of a variety of essential nutrients, particularly vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other vitamins and dietary minerals.
Tonic action. The natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other elements with nutritional value such as propolis, beeswax or pollen in sainfoin honey all contribute to its tonic, energizing action. Taking one tablespoon of honey when you’re not feeling very high on energy or when you’re feeling hypoglycemic can be enough to perk you up and can last you a good 15 minutes till your next meal.
Free of antibiotics, pesticides, and glyphosate.
INGREDIENTS: RAW MONOFLORAL SAINFOIN HONEY