5 Benefits of Raw Buckwheat Honey

jessicamurgs/ February 18, 2017/ Health News/ 0 comments

Raw buckwheat honey is a wonderful honey to keep on hand. Though it’s unique bold flavor may not be what you first expect, many people find that it soon becomes their preferred honey.

What is buckwheat honey?

Buckwheat honey comes from the flower of the buckwheat plant. Many people assume that the plant is a kind of grain and therefore shy away from buckwheat honey. In truth, buckwheat is a plant with grain like seeds, but is not a grain and is not related to wheat. It is related to the rhubarb plant.

I can’t begin to tell you how many times my family has dodged a cold coming on with aid of buckwheat honey. The first slightest tinge of a sore throat, we are fast to reach for our favorite honey. And it’s not just us, studies show many benefits from buckwheat honey. I have made a short, yet sweet, benefit list:

5 Benefits of Raw Buckwheat Honey

1. Rich in Antioxidants

The dark tone of this honey indicates a high level of antioxidants. Buckwheat honey is particularly high in the antioxidant polyphenol. Evidence suggests that polyphenol can be very instrumental in prevention of degenerative diseases associated with oxidative stress such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

2. Antibacterial and Antimicrobial

I suspect this is why it zaps any beginnings of a sore throat!

3. Mineral content

Raw honey, as a general rule, is a source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Buckwheat is also unique in it’s significant iron content and a minor source of vitamins and amino acids.

4. Anti-inflammatory

This is important because the majority of inflammatory disease begins in the gut, hence consuming anti-inflammatory foods can aid in prevention or reduction of inflammation in the body.

5. Cough suppressant

This thick, sticky honey helps soothe the throat and suppress cough in a delightfully healthy, natural way.It is even more effective than cough syrup.

( It is strongly advised to keep honey away from children under the age of one)

Have YOU used buckwheat honey? What was your first impression!? Tell us your thoughts!


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