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With Honey Heaven's kids immune support set your child will get the boost their need trough out the winter season! Our immune support set for kids is a must have. Bee pollen and propolis honey is a natural antibiotic, anti inflammatory along with the propolis spray. Immunity kids tea has an amazing fruity taste which bursting with antioxidants.
With this rather special honey we have taken the liberty of adding extra bee pollen and propolis to produce a stronger taste as nature intended.
Like all our honeys, this one is made by busy bees working in the beautiful Hungarian countryside.
Recognised as an area of natural beauty, it is unspoilt by pollution and pesticides with stunning landscapes, crisscrossed with sparkling springs and gurgling rivers, dark, untamed forests and lush wild-flower and lavender meadows, all alive with the buzz of bees. Our certified organic flower honey is extracted from hives owned by small artisan beekeepers, who use traditional, sustainable methods, working in complete harmony with nature, before the magic ingredients of bee pollen and propolis are added.
What is bee pollen?
Bee pollen is a mixture of pollen, bee saliva, and nectar or honey of pollen. Bees carry these bee pollen balls in sacs on their legs back to the hive. It is collected with a thick comb in the entrance of the hive. When a bee passes through it, the pollen balls are dropped off their legs into the collection bin below. The bee then goes out to collect more pollen.
Bee pollen contains over 250 biological substances, including protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. The exact nutrient composition depends on the plant source and season collected. It also contains a wide variety of antioxidants, which may protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals that are linked to chronic diseases, including cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Bee pollen may help lower heart disease risk factors such as ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and lipid oxidation and animal studies suggest that bee pollen may boost liver function and protect this organ from harmful substances. However, more high-quality human studies are needed.
Bee pollen has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may promote wound healing. Its antimicrobial properties may also prevent wound infections. Studies have also shown that bee pollen may alleviate several menopausal discomforts, including hot flushes. It may also improve cholesterol levels.
Although Bee pollen supplements are generally safe to consume, people with pollen or bee sting allergies, pregnant or lactating women and people taking blood thinners, such as warfarin, should avoid it.
What is propolis?
Worker bees combine their saliva with beeswax and sap to create a sticky, greenish-brown product that is called propolis. They use propolis as a coating to build their hives.
But Propolis has been used for thousands of years by man for its medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks used it to treat abscesses, the Assyrians put it on wounds and tumours to fight infection and help the healing process while the Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.
However, because the composition of propolis can vary depending on the location of the bees and what trees and flowers they have access to, it is difficult for researchers to come to general conclusions about its health benefits. For example, propolis from Europe won’t have the same chemical makeup as propolis from Brazil.
Having said that, there are some features that appear common to all propolis, wherever it is produced. This includes the more than 300 compounds it contains, the majority of which are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.
Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties, including:
Propolis is also thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which makes propolis helpful in wound healing and possibly in healing cold sores and the prevention of future ones.
It has also been suggested that Propolis has a role in treating certain cancers. According to one study, some of the anti-cancerous effects of the substance include:
Health benefits of honey
Honey and its role in alternative medicine has been recognised for centuries, recommended in folklore passed down from generation to generation. Who has not been advised to sip on some hot lemon and honey when they have a sore throat? Or perhaps gargle with honey dissolved in warm water to relieve the pain? For the stronger hearted a honey and onion syrup is recommended by herbalists to ease coughs and colds.
Honey was also used topically to help treat burns and other skin wounds as a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It has also been found to contain high levels of antioxidants linked to reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and some types of cancer. Honey is also thought to aid a better night’s sleep and boost brain function by improving memory.
Why eat our Organic Honey with Bee Pollen?
There may not be any scientific evidence to support it, but will all those suspected benefits combined in our one honey, surely it can only be a good thing – it certainly tastes like one!
How to eat our honey with bee pollen and propolis
Perfect on toast, dissolved in tea or coffee. Even just a spoonful is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!
This 100% natural fruit tea is the perfect choice for health-conscious parents for them to enjoy with their children.
Made from real dried blackcurrants, black rowan and rosehip our Kids’ Immunity Tea is a delicious and healthy choice, containing no added sugar and no artificial flavourings, preservatives, or colourings. Instead, it is packed full of flavonoids, vitamins and minerals and so could help support the immune system.
Each 100g tea box contains 40-45 servings and thanks to the aroma-sealing packaging, the tea stays fresh for months once opened – although we don’t think it will be around long enough to put it to the test!
Why is Kids Immunity Support Tea good for you?
It’s the amazing natural ingredients that go into it that make it so good.
The key ingredients are:
Blackcurrants are full of antioxidants, including flavonoids, polyphenols and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins give blackcurrants their characteristic dark colour and fight free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and cell damage. In fact, blackcurrants have one of the highest antioxidant values for fruit, contributing to their reputation as effective in treating or preventing several health issues.
This includes supporting the immune system (blackcurrants are very high in vitamin C too), allowing the body to fight infection and diseases, and being rich in Omega-6 fatty acid, they are thought to help reduce inflammation. The high levels of anthocyanin may help treat glaucoma by increasing the blood flow in the eyes while high rates of manganese are thought to help control blood sugar levels.
The antioxidants in blackcurrants help to fight free radicals in the body. They also help to reduce cell damage that can otherwise lead to certain types of cancer. Anthocyanins in blackcurrants may even help to slow the development of existing cancer cells on the liver.
Blackcurrants also boast high levels of Vitamins A, B1, B2, E and as already mentioned, Vitamin C while a high content of calcium and iron may help in the formation of red blood cells which in turn increases the rate of haemoglobin – helpful to children and women with anaemia.
This tiny red berry packs quite a nutritious punch and includes high levels of vitamin C, but also Vitamins A, E, K and the whole group of B vitamins. In addition, there are significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and sorbic acid. However, rowan is mostly praised for its unique antioxidant composition; tannins, polyphenols including anthocyanins and flavonoids.
Polyphenols are extremely powerful antioxidants, of which black rowan contains an unsurpassed amount compared to other berries. Based on their unusually strong antioxidant effects, polyphenols are attributed to a number of health-promoting effects.
It is thought the antioxidants prevent the harmful effects of free radicals throughout the body. Free radicals are the dangerous by-products of cellular metabolism that can cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous cells, or simply perish. Research suggests that eating rowan berries, can significantly boost your antioxidant levels, which could result in preventing cancerous growths, reducing the chances of premature ageing, improving the health of your skin, increasing cell regeneration and healing rates, and boosting eye health, including reducing the chances of macular degeneration.
In traditional medicine, rowan berry juice was used to reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract, improve sore throats, and relieve asthma and congestion. Some of this may be due to the antioxidant compounds that also act as anti-inflammatory agents, while vitamin C is known to soothe the symptoms of asthma. Rowan berries have been trusted for generations as a home remedy for respiratory ailments and in such a tasty tea as our Immunity Tea it’s surely worth a try.
Rose hips are the round, seed-filled bulbs found underneath rose petals. Unlike rose blossoms, which bloom in the spring and summer months, rose hips generally grow after the petals have bloomed and started falling off, which is usually in early to mid-Autumn. In fact, they’re considered sweeter when picked after the first frost of the season.
Rose hips get their red-orange colour from carotenoid pigments known as lycopene and beta carotene. These pigments are thought to promote skin and eye health.
They’re also rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, such as vitamin C, catechins, quercetin, and ellagic acid. A diet rich in these compounds can help lower inflammation and oxidative stress in your body.
Furthermore, vitamin C plays a key role in collagen synthesis and supporting the immune system.
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is an aromatic herb in the mint family. Native to Europe and Asia, it has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits.
Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils including menthol, menthone and limonene and it is the menthol that gives peppermint its cooling properties and recognizably minty scent. In addition to its pleasant smell, peppermint has antibacterial properties that help kill the germs that cause dental plaque and so may improve your breath.
Peppermint appears to act as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever, so may diminish certain types of headaches. This apparent ability could be attributed to the menthol too which potentially increases blood flow, provides a cooling sensation and eases pain. But peppermint oil has also been shown to relax muscles in your digestive system and improve various digestive symptoms. Therefore, peppermint tea may provide similar benefits.
Peppermint has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, it is possible that peppermint tea may fight clogged sinuses due to infections, the common cold and allergies.
Peppermint tea may also improve energy levels and reduce daytime fatigue. While there are no studies on peppermint tea specifically, research demonstrates that natural compounds in peppermint may have beneficial effects on energy.
Finally, because peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant, it may also relieve period pain.
Hibiscus tea is made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces (the cup-shaped centres of the flowers). After the flower finishes blooming, the petals fall off and the calyces turn into pods. These hold the plant’s seeds. Calyces are often the main ingredients in herbal drinks containing hibiscus.
Hibiscus has been used by different cultures as a remedy for several conditions: the Egyptians used hibiscus tea to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic to increase urine production. In Africa, tea was used to treat constipation, cancer, liver disease, and cold symptoms. Pulp made from the leaves was applied to the skin to heal wounds.
Today we know Hibiscus tea is rich in powerful antioxidants and may therefore help prevent damage and disease caused by the build-up of free radicals which harm your cells and can lead to serious illness such as cancers, so perhaps our ancestors were right.
It is commonly thought that hibiscus tea can also help lower blood pressure; several studies have found that hibiscus tea may lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, potentially lowering the risk of heart disease.
In addition, there is some evidence that hibiscus tea might be able to support a healthy liver function, helping it to work effectively and also promote weight loss, while Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, which are compounds that have been shown to possess powerful anti-cancer properties.
Elderflower is naturally sweet and adds just the right subtle floral flavour to appeal to children and adults.
Fennel adds a taste a little like liquorice, a relaxing scent and slightly bitter aftertaste.
It is thought that fennel helps muscles to relax and so aids sleep if drunk before bed – and a good night’s sleep helps keep the body fit and healthy and supports the immune system. Fennel’s apparent ability to relax muscles includes the stomach muscles which also helps with constipation, helping to rid the body of toxins.
Sticking with stomachs, if yours is upset, or you have a case of flatulence or diarrhoea, fennel tea can help as it has long been recognised as an aid to digestion.
Finally, fennel tea contains antioxidants which appear to attach to molecules in the blood that are fighting oxidative damage. This lessens the load on the kidney and liver, helps new cell production, and even reduces the signs of ageing. Another reason why our Kids’ Immunity Tea might be enjoyed by parents too!
Pour 250 ml of hot water over 1-2 teaspoon of our Kids’ Immunity Support Tea. Leave to brew for 10 minutes, strain and your tea is ready. Flavour to your liking and enjoy.
One jar contains 40-45 cups of tea.
We all want what's best for our children and this propolis throat spray is designed especially for them, to help keep the worst of what winter can throw at us at bay. Used by man for thousands of years as a natural remedy for a whole raft of ailments, propolis helps kids to maintain a healthy immune system and alleviates the effects of a sore throat and cough.
Our Propolis spray for kids is made from pure premium Hungarian honey, propolis and purified water. Reassuringly it does not contain alcohol!
Where does Propolis come from?
Propolis is another direct product of bees, like honey. Worker bees combine their saliva with beeswax and sap to create a sticky, greenish-brown product that they use as a disinfectant coating and sealant for their hives, and to protect their larvae from micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi. Like our honey, our propolis comes from bees that live in the pristine Hungarian countryside. Recognised as an area of natural beauty, it is unspoilt by pollution and pesticides with stunning landscapes, crisscrossed with sparkling springs and gurgling rivers, dark, untamed forests and lush wild-flower and lavender meadows, all alive with the buzz of bees. Our certified organic honey and propolis are both extracted from hives owned by small artisan beekeepers, who use traditional, sustainable methods, working in complete harmony with nature.
What are the benefits of propolis?
Propolis has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks used it to treat abscesses, the Assyrians put it on wounds and tumours to fight infection and help the healing process, while the Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.
However, because the composition of propolis can vary depending on the location of the bees and which trees and flowers they have access to, it is difficult for researchers to come to general conclusions about its health benefits. For example, propolis from Europe won't have the same chemical makeup as propolis from Brazil.
Having said that there are some features that appear common to all propolis, wherever it is produced. This includes the more than 300 compounds it contains, the majority of which are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.
Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection and are especially known for their anti-oxidant activities which play a significant role in cardiovascular health and in the prevention of cancer.
According to one study, some of the anti-cancerous effects of propolis include:
On a more day to day level propolis is also thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it helpful in wound healing and possibly in healing cold sores, mouth ulcers and gum disorders while preventing these ailments from starting in the first place.
It may also help to alleviate sore throats and the symptoms of colds, gingivitis, hay fever conditions and allergies, but perhaps, more importantly it is thought it can generally help to support and maintain the immune system.
How to use:
Our Propolis Spray for kids is easy to use; simply spray directly into the mouth 5 times a day, which can be increased to 10 sprays a day, if needed. The mixture of propolis with sweet honey and purified water disguises the slightly bitter taste of the propolis, making it palatable to children.
Not suitable for children under 12 months old.