The first evidence of honey dates from cave paintings from at least 6,000 years ago b.c. illustrating how it was used therapeutically or medicinally. The Bible and the Koran speak of its health properties.
Ancient cultures used natural honey to heal wounds for its antibacterial properties. Mead is obtained from bee honey, a fermented drink that could be the oldest in the world because it dates back more than 9,000 years.
Honey and its Benefits
Currently honey is part of traditional ceremonies, for example in Ethiopia honey wine is offered at weddings as well as in many parts of the world where it is even used to accompany meals since time immemorial.
However, apart from being part of our lives, honey has benefits that help to have a better lifestyle.
Treatment for constipation: Organic honey favors metabolism, constipation symptoms and a feeling of heaviness.
Relieves cold symptoms: Honey is a natural remedy that relieves coughs and soothes sore throats. Warning: It is not recommended in children under 1 year of age, honey can cause botulism.
Reduces bad cholesterol: Scientific evidence indicates that honey can help in the treatment of diabetes, improving glycemic control, increasing antioxidant defenses and controlling some associated metabolic alterations such as body weight and blood lipids.
Antibacterial and healing properties: Applying bee honey topically helps heal wounds, minor burns and acne. Bees add an enzyme called glucose oxidase that releases hydrogen peroxide, which can protect us from pathogenic microorganisms.
Antioxidant benefits in cardiovascular health: Honey helps to dilate the arteries of the heart, increases blood flow and prevents the formation of clots. Bee honey protects the heart from oxidative stress.
Natural moisturizer: The healing properties of honey make it a moisturizer for lips, scalp and dry skin.
Strong anti-inflammatory: Recommended for the treatment of abdominal pain and premenstrual syndrome. It can also improve allergic processes and muscle swelling.
Recovers sleep quality: Stimulates nocturnal relaxation. Honey allows the secretion of melatonin, essential for the regulation of daily sleep.
Honey “Tour” at Chiriqui Highlands
Now that part of the benefits of honey are known, there are very good reasons to take the Honey Tour in Chiriqui.
A guided tour in the garden of Boquete Bees from 9:00 in the morning, where you learn about the nature and importance of bees while enjoying a delicious Boquete coffee. Next, there is a walk through the gardens where you can find a wide variety of plants, butterflies and bees.
After the immersive experience, you will learn about the honey production process, where each Visitor will have the opportunity to taste the different types of honey and also some drinks such as wines and liquors made from honey. The last stop is at the butterfly house where it enjoys an exhibition of 200 square meters with around 35 types of butterflies. An experience that generates unforgettable moments, and health at all levels.