Ṣāl honey, sometimes known as the Spurge honey is a mono-floral honey produced by bees extracting their nectars from a type of cactus plant; Euphorbia Ammak. This cactus plant is also known as Al-Athel amongst the locals in Yemen, hence the name Ṣāl which the honey has adopted. Ṣāl trees are now found scarcely in Saudi Arabia and South Yemen, but still dominant in the mountainous region of West and North Yemen like Tai’z and Ba’adan where these honeys are often harvested. Ṣāl honey is rare and are harvested in low volumes and only when they are in season.
The spicy and gingery taste of Ṣāl honey is very unique, due to the presence of a number of active substances such as flavonoids, caltamerxin, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and tatin present in the tree where the bees extracted the nectar from.
Ṣāl honey is the best type of go-to honey to treat respiratory problems, or just to freshen or sooth up the throat. The presence of its potent ingredients to fight bacteria will leave a strong, refreshing, spicy, tingly aftertaste that can last in the throat for some time. It is honestly one of our personal favorites.
Next time you are looking for a cough syrup, but don’t want those chemicals entering your body, try Ṣāl honey instead. You will be surprised of the soothing sensation it gives.
BENEFITS OF ṢĀL HONEY
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