Linden honey is a honey obtained from a tree called Namdar. The linden tree is one of the Hyrcanian trees and provides a lot of nectar to produce an extraordinary honey. To benefit from this honey, the beekeepers of the north compete with each other, and every year the forest areas with deciduous trees are full of bees that have been settled in cooperation with the beekeepers and the General Department of Natural Resources. Usually, this honey is softer and a little looser than other honeys due to its location in the forest area and the type of nectar of the namdar tree and other forest plants. And raw and unheated honey is extremely effective for treating colds and coughs. This honey is an aphrodisiac and by strengthening the body's immune system, it makes it resistant to metabolic abnormalities and pathogenic microbes. This honey is also produced in other countries and has its own fans. Usually, people who use Namdar honey have a strong immune system and are less likely to get sick.
Naemdar honey is anti-cold, smoking, cough, fever, and other disorders of the respiratory system, it is anti-inflammatory, effective in reducing high blood pressure, effective in relieving headache (especially migraine). This honey is diuretic (increases urine production), antispasmodic (reduces spasm of smooth muscles along the digestive tract) and a strong sedative.
Linden honey is a single flower honey that is produced in Asia, North America and Europe. This honey is basically the same in all these places, but it has three different names. Bass wood honey, lemon honey and wood honey. In North America, it is called basswood, in England it is called lime (mostly because the flowers are yellowish green), and in other parts of the world it is called linden, and in Iran it is called asal namdar or They mistakenly call soft honey. Because it is a light colored honey, people are surprised that this honey has a strong flavor and aroma. Some say that it smells woody at first and then they recognize the scent of mint and menthol. The taste of linden honey is sweet, spicy and slightly bitter. And if it is stored, it turns into pickle.
What are the benefits of linden honey?
You are studying the properties of one of the best and most delicious honeys in Iran. This honey is really delicious. The excellent taste that this tree gives to its honey has made it one of the most popular honeys in Iran. Namdar honey is a soft and characteristic honey. Maybe over time, due to the higher humidity of this honey, which is specific to forest areas, it tends to sour. We present only a few of the properties proven and reported by customers and consumers. By consuming natural namdar honey, you will see its effects in your body.
Healing wounds and burns
Reducing the duration of diarrhea
Prevent acid reflux
Relief of cold and cough symptoms
Rich in antioxidants (Nicewicz et al. 2021)
Higher levels of amino acids and minerals
Qiao et al. (2020) discovered methyl syringate, phaseic acid, and lindenin (4-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl) cyclohexa-1,3-diene-1-carboxylic acid) as particular or unique phytochemicals of rape, acacia, and linden honey. Methyl syringate and lindenin were the most abundant components in rape and linden honey; moreover, their average contents reached up to 10.44 and 21.25 mg/kg, respectively. The average content of phaseic acid was 0.63 mg/kg in acacia honey.
Why raw honey?
Raw honey is honey that has not been heated. Raw honey is different from unripe honey. Unripe honey is honey that is harvested immediately after being cell covered with a thin layer of wax. This honey is an unripe honey and has not yet ripened. But raw honey is ripe honey that is not heated after harvesting. Maybe there is a question why honey should be heated?! Some people, out of ignorance or out of profit, try to heat closed clay or crystallized honey. This work destroys proteins, amino acids and... while coagulating honey proteins. And in some cases, it produces hydroxymethylfurfural, which is a poisonous substance. For these reasons, we do not heat honey. Honey that has become clay or crystallized is likely to be natural honey. Therefore, never consider it as fake honey when it becomes clay. Please don't heat crystalized honey! although you can warm up to 48 centigrade degree to obtain liquid honey. We strongly recommended not dissolve raw honey in hot water or hot tea. Of course, it is difficult to dissolve honey in cold water. We recommend that you dissolve honey in lukewarm water and then add a little cold water to drink it more willingly.
How to use: This honey can be used in several ways. Or you can consume it as honey syrup by mixing it with some water at room temperature or with a little Sangg bread or Berber bread or toast. Use this honey in desserts and all kinds of foods that need natural sweeteners.
Dosage: 20 grams or one spoon per day - of course, if you have high physical activity, including sports or sexual activity, you can consume more of this honey. But keep in mind that continuous consumption of easy-to-digest carbohydrates can lead to obesity.
Important point: Honey is a sweet substance with a suitable carbohydrate composition for all age groups and strata of society, including diabetic patients and special patients. It makes us feel good. But there are some things to be observed in the daily consumption and amount of honey. Due to the naturalness of our honey, diabetic patients can safely consume this honey, but determine the dosage with the advice of their doctor. In diabetic patients or special diseases, we do not recommend the daily consumption of honey, even the best quality, with any dosage similar to that of non-patients. If you have seasonal allergies, this honey will help you reduce or treat the symptoms of allergies in your body. But it should start with a small amount.
As a general rule, avoid honey in children under one year of age.
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