Pine honey is a honeydew with a thick texture, dark amber colour and a resinous, wood-like taste, less sweet than that of other honeys, due to its low concentration of sugar. It contains phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, zinc, boron, iron and copper.


Health Claims

Honey from pines possesses anti-inflammatory properties, is an antioxidant, an immunostimulant and a cleanser, while it aids in treating certain bacterial, dermatological, degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
When used externally, it is beneficial against injuries, and it is also used against ovaries inflammation.

It helps alleviate respiratory problems, functioning as an expectorant and a breathing reliever. Pine honey is the best honey for lung diseases, chronic coughing, asthma and bronchitis. What is more, if the honey is consumed along with the honeycomb, it will have the same results as a bronchodilator.

Antibacterial Properties.

A recent study that compared 18 varieties of honey, both the flowers and forest honeys, discovered that Greek pine honey had the most powerful antibacterial properties among the tested honeys. It was found that it produces antibacterial results against Ε. Coli, S. marcescens, Β. Sphaericus, S. epidermidis and Β. Subtilis. The study was published in The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, in 2012.

Antioxidant Properties.

Antioxidants are health protection molecules that neutralise free radicals, namely the imbalanced molecules that have been associated with a wide range of conditions related to ageing, from heart diseases and cancer to macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s.