Honey's Wonders + Herbal Honey Recipe

Honey's multitude of healing powers are legendary.

(Feel free to nerd out on the several formal research studies from the last decade, summarized well here.)

In short, honey is amazing for digestive cells. Its major effects are in the gut and on the skin, as skin is a digestive organ.

On the skin, honey is renowned for healing wounds and burns, and preventing skin infections.

In the gut, it aids immunity and the balance of gut flora as a prebiotic.

Honey’s pre-digestive effect is moisturizing, so it’s soothing for dry skin (e.g. face masks) and dry throats. However, it’s post-digestive effects are warming and drying, which is why it helps to resolve mucus and balance vata and kapha.

Honey is fantastic for colds and allergies because it:

- Dries up mucus

- Soothes the throat

- Helps the immune system not react to local pollens

- Helps to balance acid in the stomach

- Helps to maintain healthy bacterial balance in the gut

- Supports immune functions



An herbal honey uses honey as the vehicle to deliver the properties of other herbs that play similar roles in alleviating cold and allergy symptoms.

And of course their sweetness make them very kid-friendly!

You can use any herbs to make an herbal honey, but the honey should be raw and local to be most effective.


1/2 cup raw honey

4 tablespoons of sitopaladi (available here in our online store)

Optional Additions:

2 chopped cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 cup of fresh brewed elderberry syrup

Mix together. It will get darker and bubbly, which is normal. No need to refrigerate, but make sure you only put clean dry spoons in the jar if you don’t.

I recommend 1 tablespoon daily for prevention and 3-5 spoons (whatever size you can handle) during acute symptoms.


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