From the valley of Doan in Yemen, This exotic honey is almost liquid gold for health. With a very minimum moisture content this honey is thick and super nutritious. Loaded with multiple health benefits , its believed to prevent the most deadly diseases.
Finding the yellow flowers of the Sidr tree is a bit of a task for me as I fly around the valleys of Wadi Do’an of the Arab country, Yemen. It’s not an easy task at all as there are other trees such as the Tamarisk and the Mustard Tree located everywhere! I have to remember that these trees grow in the uncultivated in the desert area of Yemen. Considered to be a holy tree, it is also known as Lote tree, Christ's Thorn, Jujube or Nabkh tree. (Botanical name: Ziziphus spina-christi). These trees date back to the times of King Solomon and the Pharaohs! The average size of these trees ranges from 7-8 meters high and the branches are soft with grey-yellow colour. This tree also has yellowish fruits, which turn to reddish colour when mature. As I begin to suck the nectar out of these delicious yellow flowers, my journey is not far back to the hive. In fact, our hives are located close to the trees. So once I collect all the nectar from the flower and fly back to the honeycomb, I feel rather tired because of the intense heat (the heat gets on a bee’s nerves too!). However, once I’m back at the hive I quickly begin the process of transferring honey from my honey stomach to other bees. What is really unique about this variant is that the method of beekeeping done here is absolutely traditional, where there is no use of any chemicals or drugs (as used in modern agriculture) to control mites and other bee diseases. In fact, no machinery is even used in the process! In order to extract this variant of honey, my friend the beekeeper has to use smoke (from dried camel skins) to force us (bees) to come out and move away. He then has to take over the cover and the comb gets extracted by using a knife. The comb is then put into container or boxes and the honey then gets poured –unheated and raw into containers; thereby preserving its vital enzymatic constituents. Quite different from other ways of extracting honey!
• Liver problems,
• Stomach ulcers,
• Respiratory infections,
• Diseases resulting from malnutrition,
• Digestive problems, constipation,
• Eye diseases,
• Infected wounds and burns, surgical wounds (incl. C-section),
• Promoting speedy recovery after childbirth,
• Facilitating menstruation,
• In combination with various herbs can be used against epilepsy,
• Strengthening the immune systems,
• Promoting general health and vitality