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Eucalyptus honey is a variety of honey made from the flower nectar of eucalyptus blossoms. The biggest producer of eucalyptus honey is Australia. It has a distinctly herbal flavour with a slight medicinal scent to it.
Eucalyptus honey is especially know for its heath benefits due to the following properties.
1. Antibacterial properties
Eucalyptus honey is naturally antibacterial, supported by hydrogen peroxide, low moisture and low PH. Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces bacteria at the site of the infection.
2. Source of vitamins and minerals
Eucalyptus honey boast a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, potassium, copper, iron and calcium.
3. Rich in anti-oxidants
Eucalyptus honey is a source of potent polyphenols and flavonoids, natural compounds with strong anti-oxidant activity. In fact its level of anti-oxidants is comparable to that of the famous Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey. Antioxidants protect cells from damage and oxidate stress that could worsen inflammation and ageing. This is why such honey is said to possess anti-ageing properties.
Here are the wonderful medicinal uses of Eucalyptus honey and the list is certainly non-exhaustive:
- Relief for mild coughs and colds
- Natural remedy for respiratory problems
- Accelerate healing of wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores
- Effective on insect bites and stings.
- Helps with rheumatism
- Sprained ligaments
- High blood pressure
The only way to get the full health benefits of this beautiful honey is to consume raw eucalyptus honey on a regular basis.