The miracle of ancient apothecaries

We are witnessing a variety of healthy eating habits, recent or not so recently discovered traditional and natural eating styles. They all proved to be healthy for solving certain health problems or simply maintaining fitness and shape. Scientific evidence points to their usefulness, but often this evidence changes over time. Sometimes there are even debates about the favourable aspect of certain nutrients.

What has never been called into question is honey. Is it because it is still unclear to the end how the bees manage to make honey, how they manage to organise themselves the way they do it. Perhaps the answer lies in the simplicity of their structure and the strangely organised society, which is not peculiar to humans. Some unconfirmed theories claim that the bees did not change after the fall of humans and expulsion from paradise, the bees remained the same. Their incomprehensible way of producing honey, the male-female relationship is fascinating every time one imagines it. Even more fascinating is how honeybees build honeycombs in beehives, which have an ideal hexagonal shape, all cells perfectly aligned. Then, even stranger, the male bees lay from eggs that have not been fertilised. These are drones that serve only to fertilise the queen bee, after which they die. All the worker bees are therefore females and have two stomachs, one for food and the other for honey.

Not to mention the nutritional properties of honey, it is good for healing wounds, it is used instead of sugar in diets, of course it should not be exaggerated. Moderately consuming honey and thus reducing the use of refined sugar reduces the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.Then, honey is useful against allergies, has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It stops diarrhea effectively and regulates gastric acid, relieves symptoms of colds and coughs. It is useful in reducing stress, helps regulate sleep.

No one has yet proven that honey is harmful in any way if used sparingly. The marvellous nectar of marvellous bees that do not seem to be subject to the laws that humans know and are subject to. Do you know that there were three hives with about 180,000 bees in the roof of Notre Dame in Paris? It was found that after the fire in which the roof was burned, no bees were even injured, all hives remained intact!

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