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A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
Power up, Mr. Wizard
Care to try something with me?

It's fairly simple... over the next week, eat 2 tablespoons of honey each day, preferably one each in the morning and evening. I don't know that it matters if you have it with something, but I'm planning on just dunking a spoon in the jar and taking it straight up.

Try to get either wildflower honey or something with a blend of at least three flowers. I'll check in on this next week and hopefully we'll have something to discuss.

Current Mood: curious curious

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From: ex_hesperia313 Date: February 26th, 2003 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
huh. okay. it's orange blossom honey. will that do? am I going to turn into a productive bee? or better, will I sprout a stinger???
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)

So, you're in?

Outside of your native wit? I'm not sure. ;)

I've been reading about "mead of inspiration," and the author suggests a number benefits that can be gleaned through regular use of honey, least of which are the medicinal properties of the flowers that were used to make it. Blends are supposed to have more balanced characteristics and therefore more marked results.

I've been doing this for about a week, but I don't want to give away too much of my experience so far on the off-chance that I'm operating on power of suggestion.
From: ex_hesperia313 Date: February 26th, 2003 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: So, you're in?

okay, i'm on it. i'll let you know.
From: couplingchaos Date: February 26th, 2003 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I like honey lots, but all I have right now is my huge bottle of plain clover honey. Is there a reason for needing particular types?
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Blends reportedly have greater effects. (See my response to workswithwords.)
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 26th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Will it make my arm heal faster? :)
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea. Honey's uses for injuries (at least those I recall) are primarily taking advantage of its antibiotic properties.

I think I do have something that you could use, though... Let me check around the house to see if there's any left.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 26th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

AHHHHHHHHHHHH NO GOOD!
From: uruz Date: February 26th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Give him some of Sifu Wu's dirt.
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was kind of the idea.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 26th, 2003 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'll give it a shot. The honey I've got, though, is mysterious, canning jar honey that isn't even labelled. I have *no clue* what sort of flowers or bees went into its making. Still worth it?
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Probably. Chances are what you have is clover honey since it's the most widely marketed. I have no idea how much of a variance in effects we can expect based on one-flower v. multi-flower honeys, but it is generally held that more is better.
riverbank From: riverbank Date: February 26th, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
uh okay, mr. mysterious, i'm in.
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I promise that I'll post the information I have as well as a brief run-down of my experience when I revisit this in a week. In the meantime, you'll just have to trust me.

I mean, at least it isn't unpleasant. ^_^

From: missmelysse Date: February 26th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, use clover honey as your control?
And just for fun, I'll be part of your little hive and use raw honey.
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks like that's going to be the case, though I can't say that I'm looking for properly scientific results. There are just too many variables (sleep, diet, exercise regimen, overall health, etc.) that I've not accounted for.

Raw honey sounds truly delightful.
From: missmelysse Date: February 26th, 2003 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:

One of the local health food stores here sells it with an actual wax-and-comb 'cap' inside the container.
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