Our herbal honeys come with the plant material unstrained so you can see & connect with the plant medicine inside. You can use the honey with plants directly in hot water as an instant sweet tisane. You can strain the plant matter out of the honey if you prefer. Even when strained, the honey will retain the properties of the herbs & berries. Many of these make great ingredients for body products like body washes & DIY facials.
Herbal honeys have a multitude of uses and are a sweet way to benefit from the healing properties of bee’s hard work & gifts. In return for this bounty, we encourage planting wild flowers and/or a pollinator garden on your balcony and/or yard.
This year’s wild flower honey was sourced from our friend over at Le Tiny Homestead.
Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Bee Balm is a relative of Thyme. It is great for colds & flus, sore throats, discomfort of fevers, and helps loosen congested mucous in the lungs and nose. Topically, it is cleaning – antimicrobial and anti-fungal. It is also a relaxing plant that adds a lovely zing to tisanes and teas.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula is a prime herbal medicine. An anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. As an emollient, it is a prime topical herb helping to soothe burns, heal wounds, and treat conditions like eczema and irritated skin. Internally, it helps heal ulcers and curbs viral infections.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot’s latin name, Tussilago, literally translates to “stops coughs”. Coltsfoot is a great cough supressant. Perfect for the cold & cough season. Topically, coltsfoot helps with eczema. This plant is often associated with love and peace.
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Goldenrod is a renal tonic, helpful in dealing with cystitis, helps with bronchitis, is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, helps with allergies (especially for cats), decongestant, and can help with digestion (especially in dealing with flatulence). Goldenrod promotes sweating in the body. A beautiful bountiful yellow, goldenrod is often thought to carry the sun’s energy. Topically, it also aids in helping skin with inflammation.
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Juniper Berries are a powerhouse of herbal healing and nutrition. It is an antioxidant and hepatic, can help heal the liver. It aids with digestions, urinariy tract infections, and rheumatism. Personally, juniper berry honey is one of our favourites for sore throats ( as a way to both soothe and disinfect), and as an ingredient in our herbal facials and DIY green tea body wash.
Tiny aside: When sick, one of our favourite cartoons to watch is Hedgehog in the Fog (Yuri Norstein, 1975), where the small hedgehog travels to meet his bear friend to put juniper twigs on the fire, share a cup of tea & raspberry jam while looking at the stars.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinialis)
Marshmallow root is rich in mucilage and helps soothe irritated mucuses. Good for sore throats, bronchitis, and the digestive tract.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Red clover is considered the “queen of the blood purifiers”. It has a wide range of helpful herbal actions including helping with coughs, asthma, sore throats, digestion, nerves, cramps, and acts as an overall tonic on the body. Since it can thin the blood, it is best to avoid if already taking anticoagulants. Topically, it helps with eczema.
Rose Hip (Rosa spp.)
Rose hip is a source of Vitamin C and quite nutritional. The hips are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and, even, zinc. It is a lovely herbal helper for heart health and is antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and astringent (an action which makes it useful in herbal skin toning).
Roses (Rosa spp.)
Roses are astringent making this honey a great one for facial masks and cleansing. Roses are hailed as a heart remedy – spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yarrow is a prized wild medicine and one of the top first aid plants. It helps stop nosebleeds, heal wounds, and it even break fevers.
The information found here is intended for educational purposes. It is not meant to replace advice from your practitioner. When using new herbal products, make sure that it is not contraindicated for any pre-existing medical condition nor medication that you are already taking. As well, when trying new herbs, start with small doses and always listen to your body.