Arbutus honey is harvested from Central Greece’s Arbutus Plots during the months of November and December. It is a fluid honey with high moisture, which crystallises very quickly, and its characteristic taste ranges from slightly bitter to quite bitter.


Health Claims

Arbutus honey possesses some exceptionally potent enhancing and protective properties.

Honey from arbutus trees has a lofty nutritional value. It is rich in vitamins and micronutrients, and is among the honeys with the fewest calories. It has a bittersweet taste and is known to help in regulating cholesterol, and to protect against the development of thrombosis.


It is very rich in vitamins and micronutrients, something that makes it one of the best options for energising one’s body. Its natural antibiotic substances qualify it as a protective shield against various diseases.

Another use for arbutus honey is as a diuretic as well as an antiseptic for the urinary system. This was known since the ancient times, although arbutus honey is not as calorifically rich as other honeys. It contains a low percentage of fructose and glucose, a fact which makes it a honey that is frequently recommended in cases of a diet, but also in cases of individuals afflicted by Type B Diabetes.

Therapeutical Effects

Arbutus’ fresh leaves and stems are diuretic and astringent.

The leaves are also used against diarrhoea, dysentery, cystitis and urethritis; gargles help alleviate a sore throat; the plant’s root was used against arteriosclerosis, poor blood circulation and high arterial pressure. The fruit of the arbutus is considered a diuretic, but it is also used as an astringent against diarrhoea.

Honey from arbutus flowers helps to reduce cholesterol levels, headaches and stomachaches