SOLD OUT MORE STOCK FEB 2018 Raw Organic Golden Pilosa Honey from Mexico
With a light, creamy texture and a delicious taste of smoked pineapple, this medically active honey comes from bees feeding on golden bidens pilosa flowers that grow in the 6000ft high plains of the Mexican Plateau in north-central Mexico, a region once home to the Aztec Empire.
To date, 201 medically active compounds have been identified in the bidens pilosa plant and it is one of the most potent medicinal herbs known to exist.
The bidens pilosa plant has been used in Latin America for centuries to treat over 40 categories of illnesses from diabetes and ulcers to cancer and auto-immune conditions.
This is a prized, sought-after honey in Latin America and this is the first time it has been made available in the United Kingdom, exclusively by the Latin Honey Shop.
It is raw, certified organic by the Organic Food Federation, unfiltered, unpasteurised and living... as natural as if you collected it yourself.
This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon or mixed into cold water, makes a nutritious and refreshing drink. It also tastes sublime on good quality vanilla ice cream.
Size: 454g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar
Colour: light amber
Organic: certified organic by the Organic Food Federation (UK), GB-ORG-04
Read on for more details about the origin, taste and uses of this creamy honey.
Nearly all of the pollen in this honey (73%) comes from bees feeding on the nectar from bidens pilosa flowers that grow in the 6000ft high plains of the Mexican Plateau.
The Mexican Plateau is a large area of arid highland that covers most of northern and central Mexico. It is covered by deserts and shrubland.
Bidens pilosa is a tall branched plant native to south America that grows up to 1.8m tall. It has thin yellow flowers that cluster into spiky seeds. The seed clusters are surrounded by 4-5 white petals.
Once a year the Moreno family beekeepers harvest this honey so we can bring it to your table straight from the hive, raw, living and unfiltered.
Tasting notes: fruity tones of smoked pineapple with a mild herbal aftertaste
Texture: smooth and creamy like whipped cream
Aroma: citrus fruit
This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon, or mixed into cold water, it makes a nutritious and refreshing drink. It is tasty over toast or porridge, or with good quality yoghurt, fresh cream or vanilla ice-cream.
In accordance with EU directive 1924/2006 we are unable to make any health claim about any of our honeys. The information given below is either background information about the plants from which our honey comes, or anecdotal based on customer reviews.
Nearly all of the pollen in this honey (73%) comes from the bidens pilosa plant. A 2011 study conducted by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, identified 201 medically active compounds in the bidens pilosa plant.
The bidens pilosa plant has been used in Latin America for centuries to treat over 40 categories of illnesses from diabetes and ulcers to cancer and auto-immune disorders.
[See Silva FL et al, "Compilation of Secondary Metabolites from Bidens pilosa," Molecules 2011, 16(2): 1070-1102.]
Hundreds of years ago, the Aztecs used to collect the pilosa flowers of this region to use in traditional herbal remedies and it has also been used widely in traditional Native American, Brazilian and Chinese medicine for centuries.
In Cuba and Taiwan, the bidens pilosa herb is used to treat diabetes.
[See T. Dimo, J. Azay, P. V. Tan et al., “Effects of the aqueous and methylene chloride extracts of Bidens pilosa leaf on fructose-hypertensive rats,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 215–221, 2001]
In central America, it is used to treat eye infections, nose bleeds, coughs and colds.
In Africa it is used to treat malaria, intestinal worms, stomach ulcers, morning sickness, diarrhoea, dysentery and constipation.
In Cuba it is used to treat asthma and kidney disease.
In China it is used to treat snake bites and applied onto wounds, cuts, burns and insect bites as well as being used to treat skin problems.
In addition, it is also used:
- as a natural antibiotic that outperforms pharmaceutical antibiotics, especially when it comes to treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA
- ear and eye complaints
- as a natural mouthwash to relieve teeth and gum complaints, oral infections and bad breath
- fever, jaundice, hepatitis, pneumonia
- genital infections including urinary tract and external
Note: unless where specifically mentioned, none of these statements have been clinically proven in scientific trials and none of these statements constitute a claim as to any health benefit.
The honey that I tasted so far is superb...Only issue is packaging couple of the jars were cracked upon arrival, before the bubble balloon type wrap was better than the bubble wrap.
Great honey!!!! Will keep ordering..