Benefits of Yemen Sidr Honey
It is often called the Middle East’s Manuka Honey. It is one of the rarest and most expensive honey in the world. It is mentioned in religious scriptures such the Quran and the Old Testament. I am talking about Yemeni Sidr Honey. Yemeni Sidr honey has been highly sought after around the world for centuries, and in recent years has increased in popularity in the west. So what is it about Yemeni sidr honey that makes it so sought after? Why is it so special, that it is mentioned in religious texts?
Yemeni sidr honey gets its value as a sort of omnipotent natural medicine. People in the region have long used it for all kinds of remedies ranging from skin care, to infections, to digestive issues. It comes from the nectar of the lote tree flower, which goes by other names such as the jujube tree.
Benefits of Yemeni Sidr Honey
The benefits of sidr honey, particularly that of Yemeni sidr honey are numerous. Considered as one of the most potent honey in the world, it can help treat a long list of ailments, as based on numerous studies from around the world. The most common use for sidr honey is as an antibiotic and antibacterial agent. What gives it such significant properties is in part due to the natural process in which Yemeni sidr honey is still obtained until today. Using no machinery or chemicals to enhance or speed up the process, Yemeni sidr honey is typically completely organic. Following an old tradition of beekeeping, beekeepers in Yemen are able to obtain the honey without tampering with its many health benefiting properties.
Due to its ability to kill certain bad bacteria, Yemeni sidr honey has been used to help treat infections, digestive issues, stomach issues and ulcers, and boost overall immunity in the body. With the spread of coronavirus, people have delved deeper into healthier habits in order to build their immunity against viruses. While sidr honey will not treat coronavirus infections, incorporating it as part of your daily routine can help build a stronger immune system that will help increase the chances of your body fighting off and withstanding viruses. As we know, coronavirus has a greater adverse effect on people that have high risk health factors, and keeping yourself healthy can help minimize potential risk factors.
Yemeni sidr honey has also proven effective in fighting the deadly MRSA bacteria. MRSA bacteria can quickly become resistant to conventional medicine which can end up being deadly for the infected individual. As such, studies have shown that sidr honey was highly effective in killing off the MRSA bacteria.
In addition to treating more serious ailments, Yemeni sidr honey has also been used topically as a part of skin care routines and against acne. It also helps relieve constipation and some even use it as a natural aphrodisiac.
The Yemeni sidr honey industry is well regulated and up until the 2015 war on Yemen, the country exported about 50,000 tonnes of sidr honey per year. The country estimates that about 100,000 Yemeni people work in this industry. The Yemeni sidr honey comes from a few regions within Yemen but two of the more well-known are the Hadrami from the region of Hadramaut and Usimi from the region of Usimat. The Hadrami sidr honey typically comes from the valleys of Doan in the Hadramaut area. The Usimi sidr honey comes from the country’s Northern Highlands. The honey can be found there at several thousands of feet above sea level.
In Islam, Yemeni sidr honey is highly valued and the honey was a personal favorite food of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). There is even a hadith, or saying, of the Prophet (PBUH) saying "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran." Additionally, the Quran mentions the benefits of honey in Surah al-Nahl (Chapter of the Bee) when it says:
“And thy Lord has inspired the bee, saying, ‘Make thou houses in the hills and in the trees and in the trellises which they build. Then eat of every kind of fruit, and follow the ways of thy Lord that have been made easy for thee.’ There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying hues. Therein is a cure for men. Surely, in that is a Sign for a people who reflect.”
The lote tree, where sidr honey comes from, is mentioned in the Quran as the tree in heaven that marks the end of the seventh heaven. In the Islamic tradition, it is known that when Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) ascended to heaven on the night of Isra and Miraj, he met with God. The lote tree, described as Sidrat al-Muntaha, marked the point where no one, including angels, was allowed to pass through to meet God, except for the Prophet (PBUH). Clearly there is a high value placed on the lote tree and its honey is the Islamic tradition.
From its purity and taste, to its medicinal benefits and religious significance, it's no surprise that Yemeni sidr honey can have a high price tag. Authentic Yemeni sidr honey can range from $200 - $1000 per kilo making it the most expensive honey in the world.
It is our goal to someday be able to provide you with Yemeni sidr honey as part of our product line. Part of our process is introducing sidr honey to a relatively new market that isn’t familiar. While sidr honey is not unique to Yemen and can be found in many countries across North Africa, the Arabian Gulf and the Asian subcontinent; Sidr honey from Yemen retains the highest quality due to the land it is cultivated in. This does not mean that other sidr honey does not provide all the same benefits that we’ve mentioned here.
Our honey comes from the Rajasthan region of India. Our goal is to introduce our customers to sidr honey and help everyone understand exactly why it is so special. As we do this, our goal ultimately is to provide Yemeni sidr honey as well, but in order for our customers to understand the high price tag of Yemeni sidr honey, and all the amazing benefits that come along with it, we believed that bringing a more affordable (yet still highly effective and potent) option of sidr honey was the best first step.
We hope you found this helpful and don’t forget to check out our Organic Sidr Honey at our online store today!