Heather honey is collected at the end of October. It crystallizes very quickly due to its highpollen content. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties especially to the urinary and digestive system. Helps with cholesterol problems.
Thyme honey is the most common type of honey on Kos. It is the most aromatic honey in Greece. It is collected at the end of August. It is very nutritious, invigorating and rich in trace minerals with antiseptic properties and can act as a cardiotonic. It crystallizes in 6-8 months.
Pine honey is the most widely produced honey in Greece. It has antiseptic action and acts against cough and throat diseases. It crystallizes very slowly.
WILD STRAWBERRY HONEY
Wild strawberry honey has very high nutritional value. It is rich in trace elements and vitamins. It is known to help regulate cholesterol, and protect against the occurrence of thrombosis. Its natural antibiotic substances give it the property of protection against various diseases. Another use for wild strawberry honey is as a diuretic and urinary tract antiseptic.
Crystallization of honey
Crystallization is a natural process of honey. Over time and changes in temperature cause the pollen present in honey to coalesce and subsequently crystallise honey. To bring it back into liquid form, put the honey in a bain marie at a low temperature, up to 40 degrees.
The wax ointment is made with pure bees wax and olive oil; it is used as a remedy for burns on the skin. It helps in the fight against skin dryness, such as psoriasis, eczema, chapped
skin lips and heels, and for diapered babies.