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Which honeys for the winter season?

Winter is accompanied by a whole flood of diseases: bronchitis, tonsillitis, flu...

Besides vitamins, enzymes, minerals, honey provides a good proportion of very anti-infectious compounds and immune stimulants. Consuming honey, which will fight the viruses, bacteria that cause infection, reduce cold symptoms and speed recovery. So no need to rob your pharmacy, instead use honey, a natural medicine, inexpensive and tasty.

Here is a selection of honeys and other bee products that will help you

Thyme honey

Thyme honey is our favorite honey during the winter. It has excellent antiseptic qualities and frees the respiratory tract through its expectorant effect. It can, depending on the case, treat bronchitis, coughs, flu or colds. 

It is also known for its incredible healing properties. Thyme honey is indeed able to accelerate the healing of tissues. It is even sometimes used in hospitals.

Miel de Thym

Manuka honey

Manuka honey from New Zealand is as effective in prevention as it is in action. What makes it so special is its MGO or UMF concentration depending on the brand. This concentration is indicated by a number on the honey jar and indicates its anti-bacterial power. The higher it is, the more active it will be. It is the methylglyoxal molecule behind this power.

This honey is effective in treating sore throats, vocal cord problems, flu...

Use: 1 teaspoon, once or twice a day before meals for prevention and 3 to 5 times a day for direct treatment.

miel de manuka hiver

Fir honey

Fir honey is a full-fledged honey because it does not come from flowers but from the collection by bees of honeydew (excretions of small insects which suck the sap of trees...), like forest honey or oak honey for example.

Its composition is unique: water, fructose, glucose, sucrose, dextrose as well as amino acids and minerals. In addition, it offers a large amount of trace elements such as phosphorus, iron, zinc, boron, copper. It is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and remineralizing honey.

miel de sapin


A natural antibiotic, propolis effectively fights against microbes and bacteria, especially those that cause colds. All without addiction and without side effects, unlike conventional antibiotics! This is why it has its place in the family pharmacy. It can be used in treatment and prevention. At the onset of a cold, chew propolis tablets at a rate of 1 to 3 doses of 1g per day. 

As winter approaches, to stimulate the immune system do not hesitate to take it as a preventive treatment.

Another solution: Pour a few drops of propolis mother tincture on a tissue and breathe!

Finally, to clean the ambient air, the propolis diffuser is particularly effective, particularly in people subject to recurrent episodes of bronchitis or rhinitis.


Natural prescription

Daily, a tablespoon of honey in the morning helps fight fatigue and soften the throat.

Prepare a herbal tea with 1 tablespoon of honey + the juice of a lemon + hot water according to your taste.

For children: add 1 tablespoon of honey to a glass of hot milk.

For adults: Make yourself a toddy. You will need to mix boiling water with a tablespoon of rum, the juice of half a lemon, and a large tablespoon of honey. Drink it hot in the evening before going to bed.


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