Types of honey

These are the main types of honey that can be found, each of which has a characteristic taste and in addition to the properties of honey in general will have more specific depending on the type of plant from which the bees have made ​​honey.


  • Acacia honey: sweet flavor, is the most suitable for infants, children and diabetics.

  • Ajedrea honey: is tonic and stimulant stomach. 

  • Buckwheat honey: is very nutritious so it is especially recommended for cases of anemia. 

  • Heather honey: is considered especially disinfectant for urinary tract and diuretic.

  • Chestnut honey: strong capacity as accelerating blood circulation. 

  • Cabbage honey: is best suited for conditions of bronchi and lungs. 

  • Hawthorn honey: is soothing and tonic, antispasmodic. 

  • Lavender Honey: It is recommended in cases of bronchial catarrh and asthma. Antiseptic of the bronchi and lungs. 

  • Eucalyptus honey: has properties as a disinfectant of the urinary tract and on the other hand is also very interesting in cases of colds and coughs.

Honey plus nuts. Photography by Dew Frame Altn Anela Stream. Creative Commons Licence.


  • Orange honey: soft, highly recommended for kids taste. 

  • Oregano honey: indicated for asthma and rheumatism. 

  • Pine and spruce honey: its properties make it very suitable for bronchial problems. 

  • Rosemary honey: has many properties, tones the stomach, promotes liver function, improves asthma and sore throats. Improves physical and mental fatigue. 

  • Lime honey: as the plant from which it comes, this honey has sedative effects. It is also good for ailments of the digestive system. 

  • Thyme honey: known for its properties as an antiseptic and tonic. 

  • White clover honey: produces an antispasmodic effect, soothing and heart tonic.


Other bee products and their therapeutic properties

  • Royal Jelly: is a substance produced by worker bees to feed bee larvae in their first days of life and the queen bee throughout its existence. It is a very rich nutritious protein food, vitamins and minerals so it is advisable to take in cases of convalescence, overload of physical or intellectual work in the winter to boost the immune system and prevent colds and flu. If you want to check their effects must make a cure of royal jelly taking a daily dose (1000 mg) for 3 weeks / 1 month. Fresh royal jelly is currently marketed lyophilized and also in bottles or vials easy to take in some cases include propolis, ginseng, vitamin C, etc.

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  • Propolis: is composed of a mixture of substances that collect bees and mixed with their own secretions to use it in the repair and protection of their hive. It has very important therapeutic properties: antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing. Both internally and externally is used. We can find it in spray form to improve the inflamed or sore throat, in a cream or ointment to wounds or sores, is also given in sweets to children in the form of capsules or mixed with royal jelly vials. 

  • Pollen: It is collected by bees for use as food. It is very nutritious, containing minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. It may take only a tablespoon daily fasting, or added to juice or yogurt.

Article written by Shauri.