Top Reasons Why PhytoMed Honey® is the Best Immune Support

Have you ever heard the phrase, you are what you eat?  Meaning what you put into your body will determine your health? This popular phrase can also apply to bees and the type of honey they produce. This blog explores the exciting work of the Jessamine Eden apitherapy garden, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean and the potentially lifesaving honey produced by its bees.

Let’s begin by defining apitherapy. It is the use of honeybee produced substances for health and healing. These substances include honey, pollen and beeswax, which are used by people for nutrition, immune system support and treatment of a variety of ailments. Honey is especially precious in the healing and wellness industry due to its antibacterial properties.

However, not all honeys are created equal. According to (2013) all honey has anti-microbial properties, however, the attributes of one honey can be 100 times higher (ie. more effective) than another. These properties are directly related to what the bees consume to produce their honey. As Engineer at the Department of Bioengineering, Canada, Emdad Khan (2021) puts it, “The floral source employed by bees is the main variable that determines the composition of the honey they produce, and thus the chemical composition of honey is often associated with the geographic area of production.”

Apitherapy at Jessamine Eden……..

Resident Beekeeper at Jessamine Eden Dr. Valma Jessamy affectionately recalls, “My life changed and came into sharp focus in May 2009 when a swarm of bees came to rest in my garden. I became the accidental beekeeper, scientist and chemist.” Since then, Dr. Jessamy has observed the bees and the plants they rely on for their food, deliberately planting 135 species of medicinal herbs all over the Jessamine Eden Botanical Garden.

This unique garden profile has allowed the bees to amplify the chemicals from these carefully chosen plants to significantly boost the anti-microbial properties of Eden honey. Hence the birth of Phytomed honey®. Dr. Jessamy and team of medical experts have tested the properties of this honey and have had their research peer reviewed. The findings are extraordinary.

They tested and verified the bactericidal (kills bacteria) and bacteriostatic (prevents the growth of bacteria) activity of twelve honey samples out of Eden against drug-resistant strains of bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus etc. While all honey samples inhibited bacteria at the concentration range of 10-15%, four stood out with respect to their bacteria inhibiting ability. What is exciting is that three honey samples were found to have a higher bactericidal activity compared to Manuka honey, which is considered the world leader in medical honey production.

The honey samples were also found to have a diverse groups of phytochemicals (plant chemicals) present in them, proven to be beneficial to human health with the potential to provide cures for diseases of the 21st century.

COVID-19 Applications………….

PhytoMed Honey® is raw, unpasteurized, unfiltered and 100% PURE containing 35 antiviral plant chemicals that bind to SARS CoV-2 proteins and stops replication of the Covid-19 virus. It also possesses excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The next question that one may ask is, how has PhytoMed Honey® been tested? 3rd season PhytoMed Honey® was used in Harvard University human Covid-19 trials.

PCR positive patients were treated with 1 gram of honey per day and symptom improvement was recorded after 72 hours. Patients also tested negative on their second PCR test. PhytoMed Honey® represents a revolutionary innovation in apitherapy which provides a natural alternative to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Jessamy and her team are currently working to offer this quality product to the world soon.

Works Cited

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Khan, E. (2021, June 30). Retrieved from Journal of Apitherapy:

PhytoMed Honey®…the Ultimate Wound Healer

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of honey? Probably it’s rich golden colour, bees or the fact that it is a natural sweetener. However, this golden nectar is far more complex. Honey is recognized as a superfood with significant antifungal and antibacterial properties. This is all engineered by the special relationship nature’s hardest workers ‘the bee’ has with the plants in its environment. In this blog we are going to explore honey’s age-old healing properties and modern applications at the Jessamine Eden Farms.

Honey and Wound Healing

Honey’s healing properties have been championed in traditional medicine for centuries. It was used to treat ulcers, throat, sunburn, eyes, and gut, etc. Derived from folk medicine, honey was also used for wound dressing, however with the advent of antibiotics, this has decreased significantly. Subsequently, the discussion about honey resurfaced as scientists look toward the golden nectar as a tool in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria..

Honey with its anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, can be used as a wound dressing to promote rapid and improved healing. The acidic nature of honey encourages blood to release oxygen which is important for wound healing. An acidic pH also reduces the presence of substances called proteases that weaken the wound healing process.

Honey’s natural sugars also have the effect of drawing water out of damaged tissues (osmotic effect). This effect reduces swelling and draws water out of bacterial cells, which can help keep them from multiplying. Finally, honey has been shown to have an antibacterial effect on bacteria commonly present in wounds.

PhytoMed Honey and Exciting Wound Healing Properties

The honey out of Jessamine Eden is world award winning as evidenced by its gold and silver awards in the international category of the oldest honey show in the world, the UK National Honey Show, London. But did you know Jessamine Eden also produces a medical grade honey with a unique phytochemical (chemicals derived from plants) profile possessing significantly higher antibacterial properties than some of the world’s best medical honeys?

Resident Scientist Dr. Valma Jessamy says this unique profile is derived from the over 135 species of healing medicinal plants found in the Jessamine Eden Conservation Garden.  The bees feed on these plants thereby transferring the important chemicals to their honey in concentrated amounts. Dr. Jessamy has been testing her honey over the past few months in clinical trials on patients in Grenada receiving treatment for wounds. Results show that wounds cured faster and left significantly reduced scarring due to the honey’s high bactericidal (kills bacteria) and bacteriostatic (inhibiting the growth or reproduction of bacteria) properties. Dr. Jessamy is working to have this product readily available to consumers in the coming months.

Works Cited

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