Buckwheat honey – yes it tastes like molasses, but by god, it is probably one of the best things for you. Especially if you are suffering from cold or flu. Buckwheat honey is LOADED with antioxidents. Around 9 times as much as your standard blueberry. Aside from that, buckwheat will adhear to wet tissue (like the back of your throat) better than clover honey. “Who cares” you gripe? When you sinuses drain, the mucas slides into your throat, irritates it and your body attempts to expell it. This happens over and over, constantly. Just like scratching a mosquito bite over and over, your throat tissue becomes irritated. Buckwheat honey will create a barrier (much like Robatussin but it isn’t synthetic) that does not wash away easily. You’ll find that you don’t need to consume as much of it when treating a cold as you would if you were using clover honey.
And it is loaded with a ton of B complex vitamins, which you know, unless you have been living under a rock since the dawn of the health and wellness movement, are very good for you. Theseinclude thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin(vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid and the cobalamins (vitamin B12).
It isn’t always inexpensive but definitely worth the investment.