The high nutritional value, health benefits and therapeutic qualities of the different types of honey are well known for everybody. Such wonderful qualities are reinforced more and more through adding some natural elements to honey, such as ginseng, cumin (black seed), palm pollen, musli and other health boosting herbal elements, or through mixing honey with some other bees products, such as royal jelly and Propolis“bee glue”.
This product of mountain Sidr Honey has enforced benefits through adding propolis to it because it contains a high percentage of active ingredients (flavonoid) that most benefits of propolis belong to it.
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from poplar and conifer tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources and blend it with wax flakes secreted from special glands found in their abdomens. Propolis is used to slickly line the interior of brood cells in preparation for the queen to lay eggs. It is also used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. It is believed by many scientists that Propolis will be one of the medicinal marvels in the future as its therapeutic properties are now well established regarding the treatment of many diseases, in addition to its benefits of improving the vitality and beauty of skin and hair, making it a special requirement for all women. The best kind of Propolis is the green and brown Propolis.
From the hive to the bottle
Unheated- Unprocessed - Unfiltered
Typical Propolis consists approximately of 55 percent resinous compounds and balsam, 30 percent beeswax, 10 percent ethereal and aromatic oils, and 5 percent bee pollen, as well as some vitamins, amino acids, and minerals beneficial to the body such as calcium, sodium, vanadium and silicates, etc. Propolis composition may vary depending on the botanical and geographical source. It is quite interesting that Propolis does not lose its curative properties and effect, even after five years, but it is always advisable to use fresh Propolis for better effectiveness.
Propolis Honey is characterized by the perfect integration of honey with Propolis, which gives us the wonderful benefits of both in a manner that allows Propolis to preserve honey fresh for a long time and add its preventive and curative properties. Research shows that it offers antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, and even antiviral properties. Propolis, Nature's Premiere Preventive, is now believed to:
Two spoons of Propolis honey can be taken by adults morning and evening, preferably half an hour before eating, while children can take two tea spoons instead. It should be noted that all bee products may cause allergic symptoms in some people. In such cases it is quite enough to stop the use of the product for these symptoms to disappear.
Sidr honey is produced by bees who only feed on the nectar of Sidr trees, one of the oldest trees that mentioned in the Holy Quran. Sider honey is considered one of the finest honey and it's been known for healing benefits since ancient time. The herbalists preferred it for curing diseases and promoting health because it gives better results comparing with other types of honey. Sidr honey has many variants, each has different features and specifications, all of which captured the attention of researchers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who have conducted several experiments on samples of honey from all over the world (available in Saudi market). They found that Sidr honey contains a high proportion of minerals.
Sidr honey is characterized by golden light color, it darkens and tends to redness over time. While fresh and newly produced, it reminds you the same aromatic smell of Sidr tree in the month of October, the season when Sidr tree is flowering. Sidr honey is different from one region to another, so the taste, color, aroma and density. All variants share the exquisite taste, splendid aroma and all of them are very expensive. In Saudi Arabia, Sidr trees are found in areas close to Yemen, where the Kingdom of Saba used to be"the home of Sidr which is mentioned in the Holy Quran verse 16 of Sura Saba, "and something of few Sidr". Each valley of Yemen has story to tell about Sidr.
Among the most famous areas in Yemen for producing Sidr honey are Doan in Hadramout, Gardan, Bayhan in Shabwa. In all these areas honey bees feed themselves exclusively on the nectar from the Sidr trees. Like other types of honey, Sidr honey needs good care through all stages starting from production to packaging, testing of samples and storage. Honey is very sensitive and it change at the lowest degree of temperature, any mistake while processing might turns it into harmful material instead of being healthy.
Some researches took place in Egypt had shown higher percentage of antioxidants in Sidr honey comparing with other types of honey. Sidr trees in Egypt are in Sina and other areas, and when our General Manager visited the Valley of Tur Mountain in Sina, he received Sidr honey as a gift from beekeepers there.
According to tests carried out by the laboratory technician Zabihullah Ahmed Reda at (Miracle Healing in Kuwait - quality control department) Sidr honey doesn't change when exposed to heat, whether low, medium or high and even at the temperature of 80° C degree, except that little thing, which is negligible in terms of both sugars diverse it contains or enzymes that change rate in other types of honey very quickly even when exposed to low temperatures, as well as the HMF (an indicator of the adulteration of honey with invert syrups -syrups of glucose and fructose), did not rise in Sidr honey except for two degrees or three degrees, while it rose in the other types of honey and reached up to 30 and even 50 degrees (in ppm) at temperature of 70-80 ° C within half an hour. Also a sample of an old Sidr honey stored in sealed glass for 10 years is examined in the same laboratory, it shows no changes in the chemical composition, quality specifications and the percentage of HMF didn't increase.
When the director of the company and founder asked the Director and Technician of the laboratory of quality in Kuwait about his experiences and observations over the past years about the types of honey entering the country, he told us that he found this type (means Sidr honey) is the finest honey and completely comply with the required standards and specifications. Several laboratory examinations were done on Sidr honey at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (a governmental research insitute with high potential and high-tech devices) it has confirmed the quality of Sidr honey.
In a recent study by researcher Dr. Aman Ahmed Mohammed Zubair from the University of "UCSI" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia supervised by Dr. Patrick Oukichacoa, demonstrated the effectiveness of Sidr honey in treating inflammation, reducing excessive fever and stabilize activity of the body's cells and protect against injury and relieve pain. The study, conducted on (rats) showed that, the pharmacological effect of Sidr honey is higher than aspirin and indomethacin (an antibiotics and pain relievers).
Researches are still underway to determine the pharmacological mechanical of Sidr honey and its effectiveness for treating other diseases, The study is the first scientific document published internationally.
The study was published in the magazine (World Academy of Medical Sciences, Engineering and Technology) and high court . Also the research was discussed in a conference held in France - Paris Augustus 2011, and Britain - London Dec, 2011. It worth mentioning that the researcher was a girl student from Yemen studying Medical genetics and biotechnology in Malaysia. She's a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and therapeutics, and a member of the British pharmaceuticals society.
Despite these obvious facts, Sidr trees is still surrounded with a lot of ambiguity in the Arab culture, it says that Sidr honey is been used in magic and sorcery along with others treatment uses. Hundreds years ago, Sidr honey was given as a gift to kings, princes to express appreciation and loyalty. In other cultures, we found that old Indian used Sidr honey to solve eyes' problems and clear vision. In Western culture, Sidr trees is sacred among Christians.
Arabs Beekeepers Association during its sixth International Conference has revealed a research conducted at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Aden in order to study the effect of four types of honey from Yemen (Sidr, somor, qasas, and range on dressing the gluteal and breast abscesses. The results showed that there was significant difference (P>0.01) between the honey sorts on dressing period of gluteal abscesses. The period was shorter (8 days) when treated with sidr honey, while the longer period (13.25 days) was found in treatment of range honey. The dressing period was 9.75, 10.5 days in somor and qasas treatments respectively. There was no significant difference between the dressing period of breast abscesses when using honey sorts, sidr, somor and qasas. The using period was 8.33, 9.33, 11.0 days respectively.
Also Arabs Beekeepers Association during its sixth International Conference has revealed experiments conducted in the laboratory by the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture - University of Sana'a to evaluate the influence of six Yemeni honeys (Sallam, Sidr Wessabi, Sidr Dwani, Flowers, Dwani pasture and Somor) another commercial honey, with five concentration (0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10% and 20%) against pathogenic bacteria, Salmonella Escherichia coli Staphylococcus aureus Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus. Our results indicated that the honeys for good effects against pathogenic bacteria were Sallam, Flowers and Dwani pasture, followed by Sidr Wessabi and the third honeys group were Sidr Dwani and Soomur. However, no antibacterial activity was seen for commercial honey.
The best concentration for good antibacterial activity was 20% followed by 10%. It is clear from our data that Dwani pasture honey exhibit good activities against growth of E.coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa at all concentration, also, minimal inhibition was appeared against Staphylococcus aureus at 5, 10 and 20% for its. However, Sidr Dwani honey was appeared highly effective against all pathogenic bacteria under study with highly significant at 20% followed by Sallam honey at the same concentration. No antibacterial activity was seen at honey concentration 0.5, 1 and 5% for the majority of honeys. Key words: honey, antibacterial, pathogenic bacteria and Yemen.
Green propolis (bee glue) pure fluid without alcohol made by dissolving it in natural oil in a concentration of 90%, then applying Dripping in water or juice and drink.
The proportion of propolis (bee glue) in the honey is only about 4% which is a reasonable proportion to support general health and to boost immunity of normal person.
But for therapeutic purposes, treatment of skin diseases or internal organs, such as stomach ulcers Or duodenum, or inflammation of the colon or other ...... It is preferable to increases the concentration of Propolis which is added by dropper from the same package of propolis to honey or other natural honey products as needed for the health condition (and in all cases it has no harms because it is a food or nutritional supplement, not a drug)
Use non metal spoon to eat it morning and night.
For treatment of severe inflammation with ( PROPOLIS) it gives quick result if minor dosages are used every three hours nearly for a period of 3 days.
The health and therapeutic benefits of Sidr honey