Thyme honey, a magical ingredient
Thyme Honey is mainly composed of water (between 15 to 30%) and of fructose (60%), and contains hydrogen peroxide, and formic acid, a natural antiseptic which slows down the proliferation of bacteria. In addition, it contains active ingredients linked to the flower that the bee has foraged.
Thyme Honey is one of the varieties having the most medicinal virtues. Those that have been recognized are its antiseptic power and its wound healing and its skin repair properties.
We owe to Thyme Honey its fantastic healing properties thanks to two antibacterial and antiseptic compounds present in thyme honey: thymol and carvacrol. The pH of thyme honey is higher than the one of other honey varieties, which induces that bacteria proliferate less quickly.
Thymol is found in particular in the composition of various drugs thanks to its antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and regenerative properties of the epidermis, while the carcravol has an anti-proliferative action.
Thyme Honey also contains vitamins A, C, D and K, polyphenols and antioxidants, which are excellent protectors of cells against the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress, major causes of skin aging.
BACK TO TRADITION AND ANCESTRAL METHODS
The use of honey as a tool for wound healing is very old, but is making a comeback.
At the Limoges University Hospital, just like in Saint-Brieuc, in the visceral surgery department, honey is regularly used as a healing aid. In Africa, in Lome, a two-year study has been carried out to determine the effectiveness of honey in healing. The results are clear: 100% healing, even in complicated cases.
Professor Descottes, former head of department at the Limoges University Hospital, has studied this honey and experimented various protocols for more than 25 years. He notably developed a healing protocol on 3000 patients, with a success rate of 98%.
This pioneer of hospital apitherapy died in 2009. But his death did not affect the use of honey in hospitals. At the Limoges University Hospital, several departments still use thyme honey regularly, as well as other establishments in France, such as in Espalion, Nîmes, Saint-Brieuc, Pompidou in Paris…
Clinical studies conducted by the Professor have shown that the healing of wounds was faster with honey than with a traditional antiseptic product. Today, it is Dr Becker, a passionate doctor and beekeeper, who is at the head of the French-speaking association of apitherapy.