Eucalyptus honey
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Eucalyptus honey

What

According to scientific studies, rich in antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances, it helps in cases of inflammation of the airways such as sore throat, inflamed tonsils and cough, even in children.

How

Eucalyptus is a plant native to Oceania belonging to the Mirtaceae family. It is also a melliferous plant from which a special, dense, thick and amber-colored honey is obtained. This honey is characterized by balsamic, antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is a powerful source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances such as quercetin, kaempferol, luteolin and ellagic acid, present independently of the honey's area of origin and therefore a distinctive feature of eucalyptus honey (Martos et al, J Agric Food Chem, May 2000 - Renah Boanerges de Queiroz Pimentel et al, BMC Complement Altern Med, Jul 2013). Thanks to these properties, eucalyptus honey is particularly useful for the health of the airways. In particular, in case of inflammation of the throat and tonsils you can eat, more times in the day, a teaspoon of this special honey and let it slowly dissolve in the mouth in order to make it act on the inflamed mucous membranes. Alternatively, you can slice 2 cm of ginger root and put it in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes. Sweeten then with eucalyptus honey and drink this beneficial herbal tea able to strengthen the immune system, soothe and fight the inflammation. Moreover, eucalyptus honey is also a great help to bring relief in case of cough. In fact, a study performed by a group of Israeli scientists and published in the journal Pediatrics (Cohen et al, Sep 2012) showed that the intake of 10 grams of eucalyptus honey in children, who had difficulty sleeping due to persistent nocturnal cough, has improved the quality of rest and has calmed the impulse to cough.
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