This sourwood honey has been used to treat skin conditions, diabetes, and chronic pain. It can also be used to cleanse the liver, soothe digestive problems, improve circulation, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Like most superfoods, sourwood honey contains a lot of lignans (and some sesquiterpenes) which have been shown to help with a wide array of conditions. In general, it’s best to use the lignan-rich ingredients in sourwigs, but this honey is no exception.
According to the website, sourwood honey is a “sourwood extract,” but I’m not sure if this means that it’s actually a fruit or a plant. It’s made by a tree that grows on the rainforest floor and is often used for its flavor rather than its medicinal properties.
Its a plant, but sourwood is a fruit, so it is possible to purchase and make this specific honey from a plant or tree. Its still a good idea to make it from the fruit, but the site also suggests that the lignans in the extract are actually beneficial to the body as well.
There have been a number of reports on the internet claiming that sourwood honey can be used to cure a number of ailments. Some of these include arthritis, ulcers, skin rashes, and even cancer. However, the actual scientific evidence behind this is not very strong. One study found that the lignan content in a sourwood honey actually led to a decrease in the concentration of triglycerides in the blood, which in turn led to an increase of HDL cholesterol.
Interesting! So the sweet, sticky honey contained in sourwood honey is actually beneficial. It’s also interesting that the lignan content in the honey is actually beneficial, but the cholesterol that it contains is not. I don’t know about you, but that would be rather unfortunate.
I don’t really get the point of sourwood honey. I mean, it is sweet, and delicious, but its not that interesting. I mean, its a honey, sugar, nothing really to go on. But I guess it is good for you. Maybe I am just too old for these newfangled medical studies.
I have no idea why sourwood honey is in a plant rather than honey. Perhaps, because the lignan content is so small that it is not worth the calories, and it is not as sweet as regular honey. Either way, I am glad I found this study. Its very interesting. I was unaware that this study was out, but now I know. Maybe this was some kind of breakthrough for the medical community.
Well, if you’re really worried about your health, I’m glad you are. Sourwood honey is very high in lignans, a type of plant saponin. These are anti-cancer compounds that can actually help prevent cancer from developing. They’re also good for your skin, heart, and lungs (although you need to eat a good amount of it).
Although you can get it from most supermarkets, honey from sourwood trees is also high in pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which can also kill you. If you have a serious health condition, it’s best to avoid this.