Mad Honey is a type of honey that contains the toxin, grayanotoxin. Grayanotoxin is created when honeybees collect nectar from the blooms of the Manuka bush. It’s not dangerous for humans to eat but can cause symptoms in some people if eaten in large amounts. The toxin also has antibacterial properties that are being studied for their medicinal benefits. People use it to treat wounds, asthma complications, and stomach ulcers.
The article is going to explore the history of mad honey, the benefits it has in the body, and a little bit about how you can make your own mad honey.
Mad honey dates back to ancient times when people realized that it has benefits. It is believed that mad honey was created by bees because they would feed off of plants such as buckthorn and rhododendron which would cause this honey to become toxic. This honey could be used medicinally or even consumed on its own. In fact, some believe that it may have been one of the first medicines ever discovered. It is also said to help with digestion and can be taken as a tea for colds and flu.
This honey is literally referred to as “Mad Honey”, and it is by far one of the most interesting delights that you’ll ever come across out there. What makes it so special though? It’s the fact that it not only causes dizziness and light-headedness, but it can even result in the user actually having hallucinations.
Yes, you read that correctly, this is most commonly referred to as the quickest way to get high without actually getting high, and the results may shock you considering the fact that this used to be one of the most widely regarded potent produces in all of Europe in the past.
How Do You Eat Mad Honey?
When it comes to actually eating mad honey, you need to remember that after all, it is just like any other honey out there, except for the obvious rhododendron ingredient that makes your head go bonkers.
But alas, because of this, you can consume it any way you want to. Amongst the locals, most actually prefer to have it boiled in milk, while others prefer to eat it raw right before breakfast on a piece of toast right next to their tea.