Sidr honey comes from the sidr tree in Yemen, an ancient and sacred tree mentioned in spiritual texts. It’s one of the world’s most expensive honeys. Researchers singled out three particularly nasty bacteria: two strains of staph bacteria, MSSA (methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus) and MRSA(methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and one called Pseudomonas aeriginosa (PA).
The magic mixture of honey and cinnamon is known for hundreds of years for their miraculous curing power. If we look back into the history we can see both these items used by different countries and cultures across the world for different medicinal purposes. The best part is that it does not have any side effects and most of the times can be taken parallel with any other form of medicine.
Every drop of honey holds the spark of life. Our forefathers had understood honey’s remarkable healing gift and had used it successfully in curing most diseases. Sidr honey has been reported to be good for liver problems, stomach ulcers, respiratory infections, diseases resulting from malnutrition, digestive problems, constipation, eye diseases, infected wounds and burns, surgical wounds (including caesarean), promote speedy recovery after childbirth, facilitates menstruation. Honey with various herbs, can be used against epilepsy, or to strengthen the immune systems and promote general health and vitality.
Every year, thousands of semi nomadic beekeepers converge to the Wadi Do’an (Do’an Valley), birthplace of the Yemeni honey since thousands of years. In this valley of the Hadramaout desert, east of Yemen, grows the thorny Sidr tree, which flowers contribute to one of the most precious honey out of the dozen produced locally.
To appreciate this highly revered honey, one has to understand the story behind its tree. The Sidr tree, (also known as Lote tree, Christ’s Thorn, Jujube or Nabkh tree. Botanical name: Ziziphus spina-christi) is an ancient tree. It is believed that the Jujube fruit was the first thing Adam ate when he was made to descend to earth. The tree was used during the time of King Suleiman and the Pharaohs to build palaces and temples.