Coniferous honey: benefits and uses, contraindications and shelf life

Coniferous honey: benefits and uses, contraindications and shelf life

Today, a large number of varieties of honey are known, which differ from each other in taste. They have different chemical composition and benefits. Coniferous varieties of honey are of high value. They are distinguished by an unusual amber-greenish tint and a pleasant aroma of resin. This product contains many valuable components and brings great he alth benefits. It can be used to treat and prevent various pathologies.

Where the product comes from

Coniferous honey is a unique product that bees make from a special liquid - honeydew. It is emitted by trees and insects that live on them. Bees switch to collecting honeydew with the onset of autumn, when the flowering time of all plants ends.

Most often, insects make pine honey. Also, spruce and fir varieties are among very popular varieties. Collected honeydew is processed by insects in the same way as flower nectar.

Bees get their honeydew from these sources:

  1. Vegetable. During the period of temperature fluctuations and a sharp change in weather conditions, sugary secretions appear on the bark of coniferous plants. They are honeydew, which is an excellent source of raw materials for bees. Such a liquid mainly consists of water and saccharides.
  2. Animal. Some species of insects that feed on plant sap leave a sweetish sticky discharge on the trees. They are called honeydew. It contains a lot of sugar, water, proteins. The substance also includes dietary fiber and vegetable juices.

This type of honey has characteristics that distinguish it from other bee products. These include the following:

  1. Dark shade. In this case, the honey darkens gradually. In combs, the product has an amber-greenish color.
  2. Thick and viscous consistency.
  3. Pronounced pine aroma.
  4. Resinous taste with bitter and tart notes.

Coniferous honey does not crystallize, however, due to the increased hygroscopicity, it quickly turns sour and exfoliates. The result is a gritty sediment.

Nutritional value

The beneficial properties of coniferous honey are related to its composition. The product differs significantly from other bee products. The substance of animal origin includes protein breakdown products. The plant-based product is high in carbohydrates.

On average, coniferous honey contains more than 65% fructose and glucose. It also contains 15% sucrose and 11% polysaccharides, including dextrin and melicitose. Approximately 3% is accounted for by protein components. The product contains many organic acids, nitrogenous components, minerals, lipids.

Coniferous honey is characterized by a rather high calorie content. 100 grams of the substance contains approximately 316 kilocalories.

Product benefits

Coniferous delicacy contains many valuable components. Because of this, it has found wide application in folk medicine. This product is often added to infusions, decoctions, medicinal ointments. It enhances the therapeutic effect.

The composition is used to solve such problems:

  • healing and restoration of the integrity of connective tissues;
  • elimination of dermatological pathologies - acne, pimples, eczema;
  • treatment of tonsillitis, bronchial asthma, sore throat, respiratory system lesions;
  • getting rid of harmful microorganisms;
  • restoring the normal functioning of the digestive organs and intestinal microflora;
  • tuberculosis treatment;
  • strengthening the immune system;
  • eliminate viral infections.

Traditional medicine

Coniferous nectar is used to prepare various remedies that help to cope with various pathologies:

  1. For the treatment of chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchial asthma and pneumonia, adults are recommended to consume 2 tablespoons of the product every morning on an empty stomach. Children should reduce this amount to 1 scoop.
  2. To improve the functions of the human body, it is recommended to eat a mixture of 20 milliliters of coniferous nectar and half a small spoonful of pine pollen. The composition is recommended to be used in the afternoon and evening for 3 weeks.
  3. To cleanse the body of pathogens, it is recommended to mix 1 liter of green tea and 1 tablespoon of honey and pollen. Also, add half a lemon and 1 tablespoon of vodka to the composition. Use the resulting remedy three times a day.
  4. For tuberculosis, mix 1 spoonful of pollen and 1 liter of coniferous nectar. Infuse the composition during the day and consume 2 small spoons three times a day. It is recommended to do this for 2 weeks. The product should be washed down with milk.

Use of honey

In order for such honey to bring he alth benefits, it is important to use it correctly. The composition should be applied separately. Usually it is not recommended to mix it with anything. Also, the product can be added to herbal tea. It is important that the temperature of the liquid does not exceed +60 degrees. Otherwise honey will lose its benefits.

When using coniferous honey, you should stick to the dosage. Usually, experts do not advise taking more than 1 tablespoon of the product per day.

Contraindications and harm

Coniferous honey has almost no contraindications. It is capable of causing harm only in such cases:

  • individual intolerance;
  • uncontrolled use;
  • exacerbation of any pathologies.

Doctors do not advise the use of bee nectar to young children and people who are prone to allergies. With great care, it should be eaten with diabetes and obesity. The same applies to pregnant and lactating women.

Features and terms of storage

The product is highly hygroscopic, so it can quickly oxidize and deteriorate. When storing honey in a warm room, it separates into a liquid and a crystalline precipitate. Coniferous delicacy is recommended to be kept in the refrigerator. It must be eaten within 1 month.

Coniferous honey is a very valuable beekeeping product, which has a rich chemical composition and useful properties. With the systematic use of treats, it is possible to improve overall he alth and get rid of many problems. However, before using the product, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

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