The superfood everyone should be talking about. (pssst… it’s better than Manuka!)
What is buckwheat honey?
You’ve heard of Manuka honey, right? Well, it’s time we introduced you to the next best thing - Buckwheat Honey!
Similar to Manuka, Buckwheat honey has extraordinary health benefits. Both have been widely studied, yet the story of Buckwheat Honey’s superfood and exceptional health benefits seem to be the industry’s best-kept secret. It’s also sourced locally, making it a more affordable and sustainable substitute!
We have scoured science journals and health blogs to bring you 4 of the most important, science-backed health benefits of Buckwheat Honey.
Bottom line: This is THE superfood nobody is talking about. If you like Manuka honey for all its health benefits, you’re absolutely going to LOVE our Buckwheat Honey varietals!
Here’s the list:
1.Powerful, Fast-Acting Antioxidant Properties
Antioxidants are compounds produced in the body and found in foods like honey. Antioxidants help defend the cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. A diet high in antioxidants may reduce the risk of many diseases (including heart disease and certain cancers).
Numerous studies have shown that Buckwheat honey has some of the highest antioxidant activity of all honeys in the world, including Manuka.
But what is even better is the bioavailability of these antioxidants: One study found that drinking buckwheat honey in a mixture of black tea significantly boosted the level of antioxidants in the body, making them readily available to relieve oxidative stresses in the gut, liver, and other organs that aid in food digestion. Placebo sweeteners in the same tea showed no such effect.
2. Time-Tested Antibacterial and Immune Boosting Properties
Buckwheat honey also exhibits antibacterial and antiviral properties through both peroxidase and non-peroxidase mechanisms. What does this mean? It’s a great solution for cuts, burns, minor skin irritations and even sore throats.
Throughout history, honey has been applied to wounds to assist with the healing process, reduce scarring, and to prevent bacterial infections. In fact, as recently as World War 1, prior to the discovery of penicillin, honey was a mainstay item in almost all field hospitals and infirmaries! Even today, many hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand use bandages treated with honey to assist with wound healing.
3. A Safe, Natural and Effective Cough Syrup
Cough and cold season is just around the corner - are you prepared? A research study showed that just a single dose of buckwheat honey given 30 minutes prior to bedtime helped reduce and alleviate nighttime coughing, resulting in better sleep quality.
Best of all, compared to leading cough syrups, our Buckwheat honey is about 20% more cost-effective by volume on a dose-for-dose comparison - and we might add that it is also way better tasting without the sugars or artificial sweeteners!
4. Visibly Better Skin
Hundreds of thousands of leading skincare products are infused with honey - and Buckwheat honey is the best ingredient of all! In cosmetic formulations, honey exerts humectant, soothing, and conditioning effects, and keeps skin healthy-looking by reducing the look of wrinkles and regulating the skin’s natural pH balance (source). Try it yourself in one of these DIY self-care products: DIY Milk and Honey Sugar Scrub, Lavender Honey Face Wash and Coconut Oil and Honey Mask.
If you’re looking for a more cost-effective and sustainable option than Manuka honey, our Buckwheat Honey has you covered! It has similar bioactive properties and health benefits while being budget-friendly and sustainable!
Available as one of our liquid varietal products, or as one of our new and exclusive Cold Pressed Raw varietals.
Try them out, and tell us how you use this incredible superfood honey!
NOTE: The contents of this blog are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.