A delicate blend of star anise, liquorice root, fennel seed and Honey Lady Raw Honey. Great in teas or on toast or even on scones with cream.
Honey Lady honey is raw and unfiltered honey, straight from the hive. Raw honey has not been heated above the natural temperature of the hive (40-45° Celsius). Avoiding heating honey above its natural temperature ensures that all the enzymes, probiotics and benefits of raw honey are preserved.
Ingredients: raw South Australian honey, star anise, liquorice root, fennel seed.
Honey Lady Liquorice Honey is available in 200g and 325g jars.
Liquorice was used as a medicine by ancient civilisations and remains widely used to this day both in the west and in India and China. It is a “demulcent”, meaning that it has a soothing, anti-inflammatory action on mucus membranes and may help to ease a sore throat or an inflamed digestive system. Honey Lady Liquorice Honey also contains fennel, a “carminative” herb, which means that it may help to relieve flatulence and bloating and reduce the discomfort of digestive cramping. Star anise adds its wonderful warmth to this honey blend.
Caution:- people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, kidney or liver complaints, or water retention should avoid regular or prolonged use of liquorice. Those taking diuretic medication should also be cautious consuming liquorice.
Honey Lady honey is sourced from local South Australian beekeepers. The majority is sourced from the Fleurieu Peninsula, but it is seasonal and dependent upon availability. The beekeepers their honey is sourced from do not use chemicals or antibiotics to treat their bees, hives or equipment. Quite simply it is honey as nature intended.
Raw Honey will naturally crystallise and track (whitening of the honey) over time. This is an indication that your honey is raw as the enzymes that cause the candying process are still active. To return your honey to a liquid state, simply place your jar in warm water. All raw honey will have a top layer of particles of wax, propolis and bee pollen, another indication that the honey is undamaged by processing.
The differences between raw and pasteurised honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients that are destroyed during the heating and pasteurisation process. In fact, pasteurised honey is equivalent to, and just as unhealthy as, eating refined sugar.
Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.