Our buckwheat honey is a dark monofloral honey made by bees from the nectar of buckwheat flower. Buckwheat is culinarily used in place of wheat, but buckwheat isn't a type of grass, and is not related to wheat. It is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb. Therefore, buckwheat is also free of gluten.
Buckwheat flowers have dark nectar, even though its petals are white, which produces its rich dark color of the honey. This dark color is also the sign of its high level of antioxidants present in the honey. We pride ourselves in the purity of our buckwheat honey by placing the beehives in the middle of large buckwheat fields, and thus producing much darker honey than you would typically see on the market.
One study from University of Illinois found buckwheat honey with tea increased antioxidants levels in the body. And a meta-study on honey showed that it has the highest levels of antioxidants among all types of honey.
Honey is well known to help protect your skin and to hydrate your skin. Which is why we've formulated our own face mask with our buckwheat honey!
Soothes Your Throat
Research team found honey to be a more effective cough suppressant compared to over-the-counter medicine which was published in the journal, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Honey did a better job reducing the severity, frequency and bothersome nature of nighttime cough from upper respiratory infection.
Since over-the-counter medicine are not recommended for children under 6 years old, due to its lack of effectiveness and side effects, honey is the better solution when it comes to alleviating coughs for children.
This study used buckwheat honey, and it is the sought-after remedy for cold symptoms.For a child with cold, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends the following doses:
- children ages 2 to 5: 2.5mL
- children ages 6 to 11: 5mL
- children ages 12 to 18: 10mL