Sunflower honey

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Honey harvested from golden yellow ray flowers of Shrovetide main plants – sunflower has exceptional healing properties and nutritional value. 
Some sources tell that sunflower honey is not inferior to other honeys by the nutritional and medicinal properties. It should be noted that sunflower honey is superior to them in healing properties.

In Japanese schools, and since 2003 in schools in China, honey is in obligatory diet of schoolchildren in the amount of 50 grams per day. A significant proportion of honey, sold to schools in Japan, is the sunflower honey! U.S. and Canada with the transition to hybrid varieties of sunflower almost lost  sunflower honey today. Sunflower seeds are cultivated only in the southern regions, where a lot of sun and a favorable climate for this plant, of course, these areas are the producers of sunflower honey.
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By the logic sunflower honey in these areas should be in every supermarket. But there is no!

There are two reasons why there is no sunflower honey in stores.

 Sunflower honey contains little sucrose and therefore quickly crystallized. In the liquid state sunflower honey is no more than 20 days. After crystallization, honey is like melted butter and if you want to pour it in consumer packaging, it must be heated to a temperature of 40 degrees C (104 F). Even at this temperature, there is a complete decontamination of vitamins that are in honey, with a temperature of 50 (122 F) degrees honey loses its aroma and antibacterial properties, at 60 degrees (140 F)  the enzymes destroy, and at a temperature of 80 degrees (176 F)  sugars break down and hydroxymethylfurfural is formed. Optimal storage temperature of the honey is from +5 to + 10 degrees C (41-50 F), but not above 20 (68 F) or below 20 degrees Celsius (-4 F). The higher the quality of the honey treatment, the faster it crystallizes. If bees are fed with sugar syrup, the result is a honey that contains no nutrients and which will not crystallize at all. Many people mistakenly believe that honey crystallizes quickly because beekeepers fed bees with sugar syrup, in fact it is exactly the opposite. Honey, produced by bees from the sugar syrup, does not crystallize at all over the years and is in a liquid state. By adding sugar in the honey, the mixture quickly turns sour. Feature of the real healing honey is its crystallization.

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Of all the above was written, we can conclude that you can only manually package the sunflower honey, which   costs a lot for firms involved in packaging of honey. Companies who value their reputation, do not heat the honey for filling in consumer packaging.

Chemical composition of sunflower honey For comparison, the chemical composition of sunflower honey with the lime one. Many people believe that white honey is the best and has better performance. This is true, but not in relation to sunflower honey.

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White honey

Sunflower honey


Water content,%, not more




Mass fraction of reducing sugars,%, not less




Mass fraction of sucrose,%, not more




number – unit. Gotha, at least




The concentration of hydrogen ions (pH) of the aqueous solution of honey  with a mass fraction of 10%

4.2 – 6.9

3.0 – 4.0


Total acidity, cm 3, more




Amino Acids













Histidine, serine +






Glutamic acid















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The comparative analysis of lime and sunflower honey shows that sunflower honey is superior in many ways to linden honey.

Treating with sunflower honey. 

Cold and flu: 100 grams of honey is mixed with the juice of one and half a lemon, take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day. As an expectorant: Prepare the infusion from 6 g of plantain leaves, a glass of water and boil for 10 minutes, the infusion is cooled to 20 ° C (68 F) and mixed with 30 oz. of sunflower honey. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day.

Lung disease: Take 200 ml. of carrot juice, beetroot and horseradish, mix with 30 ml. of vodka, add 200 ml. of sunflower honey, add the juice of 2 lemons and mix everything in enamelware for 30 minutes at a temperature of 25-30 degrees Celsius (86 F). Take 1 tbsp. for 20-30 minutes before each meal.

Cough Medicine: Take a large radish, wash. Remove the top with the knife and make an indentation with the expectation that it can contain two tablespoons of honey. Set radish in a vertical position, using any vessel supports,  put honey and cover with thick paper and leave for 3-4 hours. Adults and children take 1 tbsp. 3 times a day for 20-30 minutes before eating.

Coryza: Prepare a 30% solution of honey in the juice of red beet. 5-6 drops in each nostril 4-5 times a day.Use for colds for children, caused by adenoids. The drops will not help the child from adenoids, but significantly improve nasal breathing before surgery, because stop mucus from the nose.

To strengthen and improve hair growth: Grate onion, in 4 parts of onion pulp add 1 part of sunflower honey, rub this mixture in the hair roots, after 30 minutes rinse with warm water. If your hair is dry, add a little olive oil and rub it for an hour before washing your hair. At this time, put a rubber swimming cap.

Spastic constipation: Mix 1 part honey with two parts of the pulp of pumpkin or pumpkin porridge. Eat 3-4 tablespoons of honey mixed with pumpkin 4-5 times a day.

To enhance the cleaning function you can use the following mixture: mince 400 gr. of dried apricots, 400 gr. of pitted prunes and one pack of senna. Added 200 grams, heated to 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) sunflower honey and mix thoroughly. Take one teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach before meals or one hour after dinner. Before use, consult a doctor.

Inflammation of the throat, pharynx, larynx, trachea, ear infections and to prevent Roentgen epithelium for patients receiving radiation therapy: Aloe juice with sunflower honey. Preparation: Cut the lower leaves of agave (so called aloe vera), thoroughly wash and cut into plates with thickness of 0.5 cm (0.2”) and then the plates of sliced aloe are squeezed to make aloe juice and mix it with heated to 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) (1 part of sunflower honey to 5 parts of aloe juice). Take a fresh mixture 3 times a day, a teaspoon 20 minutes before meals. Course of 2-3 months.

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