Color: Ruby red color, to dark red depending upon season of harvest. The color largely depends on the forage plant and season.
Aroma: It gives pleasant smell with blend of various flower aromas. It’s because mad honeybees forage on various plant sources.
Texture: It is less viscous than normal honey, but can form crystal with time.
Doses: Normal one tea table spoon equals to 21 grams, 0.74 ounces. Over 21 grams is called overdose.
Effect: It gives mild buzz effect resulting in the relaxation of body and mind. If you consume it on regular basis, it is can increase the body immune system and boost your performance.
Caution: It should not be given to children below the age 18. Patient with issue of high body pressure and low body pressure should not do overconsumption. Do not use it with Alcohol.
Ancient use: Villagers of Gurung tribe use this honey as medicine for gastrointestinal problem, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal drug for centuries. Mad honey was even use to heal the various wounds applying from outside just like a paste applied on wound by pharmaceuticals.
Modern day use:
- Boost Libido: It’s a natural aphrodisiac food or love drug which increase sexual performance, and address it’s dysfunction to considerable level.
- Helps prevent cancer and heart disease.
- Remedy for hypertension
- Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
- Increases athletic performance.
- Reduces cough and throat irritation.
- Strengthen the immune system
- Rich in anti-oxidants
- Useful for an active life style
- Nutritional values: Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Amino Acid
The Grayanotoxin: A unique neurotoxin found in Rhododendron flower adds extra uniqueness to this unique product. The fresh honey is rich in Grayanotoxin, which decrease with time. People tend to store this honey for years and consume to avoid Grayanotoxin. Which the mad honey lovers also use this honey as a recreational purpose with higher amount of Grayanotoxin level in the honey.
Why it is expensive: Honey is very limited and the nest are built in the extreme high altitudes the height of 6500 ft to 13000 ft. If you have watched the documentaries on Youtube in the channel of VICE, Raphael Treza, National Geographics about mad honey hunting you will have an idea — about the journey of this honey. What hardship it takes to bring it’s purest form to Kathmandu and to your doorstep. The mad honey hunting is listed as one of the top 10 tough jobs in the world by Link
During the month of May to June, we organize an expedition with mad honey hunters (you can also join if you want) — we cover all the expense of this honey hunting team for food, beverage, and other necessities, our team stays with hunters as we have local hunting tribe family on the team too. Our team checks its purity, quality and brings it to capital Kathmandu.