Health Benefits of Infused Honey
Lemon-Honey - If you have a bad cough or cold, place a healthy dollop of your lemon infused honey at the bottom of a cup. Pour freshly boiled water over the top, drop in a teabag, and give it a good stir. The lemon can loosen phlegm, while the honey soothes irritation. You can also slowly heat the lemon infused honey while adding the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon. When it’s still hot and liquid, sip slowly.
Cinnamon-Honey - In tea, just like the lemon-honey, or eaten straight off the spoon. It’s also delicious spread on a plain piece of toast. Cinnamon is chock full of anti-oxidants, possesses antifungal properties, and helps break up congestions/clear the sinuses. Even just a half a teaspoon a day has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Ginger-Honey - In your tea when you’re feeling ill-especially with an upset tummy, since both ginger and honey are known to soothe your stomach and chase off “bugs.” The added ginger helps circulation, flushing toxins through your systems and helping get rid of aches and chills. If you’re in a pinch and have wound up with a minor abrasion, applying this cooled and then covering with gauze can help it heal , and the ginger fights inflammation.
Clove-Honey - In tea when you have a sore throat or a toothache, or dabbed directly on the gum by a sore tooth. The eugenol in the clove is a powerful numbing agent that was used by dentists before modern painkillers were created, and is so effective it is still used in modern dentistry in an extracted form. If you have a little cut or sore in your mouth, the honey may help it heal faster and keep bad bacteria out while the cloves take care of the discomfort.
Rosemary-Honey - Rosemary is a wonderful herbal remedy to treat a number of ailments, and gives your body the benefits of an excellent health tonic. It relaxes muscles and gives relief to severe headaches. It also boosts blood circulation.
Garlic-Honey - Garlic is a powerful immune-booster. It is very effective against nasty bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Honey also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, so when you combine the two, you’ve got a great aid to help you fight sore throats, colds or the flu.
Filtering Infused Honey
It's your choice if you want to leave the infusing items in the honey, or to remove it.
Each infused item has different time periods to properly infuse the honey. We have place the date of production on our labels so you can see when the batch was made, and once you pass the time period of infusing, you can filter it whenever you like. Or you can leave it in for a full year if you choose.
- Cinnamon: 1-2 weeks
- Clove: 2-5 weeks
- Ginger: 2-3 weeks
- Lemon: 2 weeks
- Rosemary: 3-6 weeks
Whenever you decide to filter, it is best to fill a pot with warm to hot tap water (keep below 90 degrees to maintain the healthy properties of the honey), and place the bottle in the water for 5-15 mins. This will thin out the honey, so that when you’re ready to pour it over a filter cloth, it will flow through more easily.