Its color ranges from light straw to amber, depending on the honeydew admixture. It smells like linden flowers. Bees produce it from pollen of linden flowers, which are rather difficult to find since linden trees are rarely found growing in larger clusters. This makes lime / linden honey extremely valuable.
Color, state and taste of linden honey
In its liquid state, linden honey has usually very light straw color, but can also be greenish or olive green. After crystallization, however, it becomes creamy or golden yellow. Its taste is slightly sweet with a hint of mint, slightly burning. In its liquid state, linden honey is similar in texture and color to castor oil. As a result of crystallization, it takes a fine-grained form.
Linden / lime honey, thanks to its rich composition, is considered by many experts to be the best-tasting honey. Linden honey includes essential oils, flavonoids, tannins and bitter compounds. The largest group of compounds found in linden honey are carbohydrates. Glucose and fructose are valuable energy sources that provide about 300 kcal in 100 grams of honey. In linden honey you can also find beta-carotene, which is responsible for its color. There are also micro and macro elements, such as potassium, magnesium, chlorine, manganese and B vitamins. It contains a lot of antioxidants and enzymes that destroy bacteria and microorganisms. It also has an antibiotic effect. Due to the diversity of ingredients, linden honey is widely used in nutrition and in medicine.
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Linden honey benefits
Linden honey, similarly to the infusion of linden flowers, helps with colds, flu, cough, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, bronchi and pneumonia. It has antispasmodic, antitussive and expectorant properties. It is considered to be the best remedy against diseases associated with high fever. Due to the high content of essential oils, it destroys microorganisms present on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Linden honey also fights bacteria (staphylococci and streptococci) and candida yeasts. It has a slightly diuretic effect and slightly lowers blood pressure. The ingredients of linden / lime honey have a mildly relaxing and calming effect, which is why this honey is recommended for people with cardiovascular diseases. It is also used as an auxiliary in the treatment of gynecological diseases, urinary tract diseases, as well as in rheumatic diseases. People suffering from neurosis, insomnia and constant stress can support their therapy by drinking every day a drink sweetened with linden nectar. Linden honey has a calming and slightly sleepy effect.
Long-term effects of using linden honey
In addition to its temporary effect, lime honey also has a long-term effect: it reduces the risk of heart and circulatory diseases, and has a positive effect on the nervous and digestive systems. Regular consumption of linden / lime honey strengthens the immune system.
To enhance the healing effect of linden honey, you can dissolve it in an infusion of linden flower or raspberry juice. It can be also used in combination with lemon juice or milk. You must ensure that these drinks are not too hot, because the high temperature destroys the healing properties of honey.