BRAND NAME: Herbamel
COMMERCIAL NAME: Honey with ginger,
propolis and eucalyptus
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION: Mixture of honey
with fluidextract of Zingiber officinal, propolis extract and essential
oil of Eucalyptus globulus.
PRESENTATION: In 180 g
plastic jar and 300 gr. glass jars.
INGREDIENTS (100 GR.)
Fluid extract of Zingiber
Essential oil of Eucalyptus
Honey with propolis, ginger and
eucalyptus has been developed to help the consumer make use of the
excellent qualities of its three main ingredients. Ginger, widely known
in our culture, functions principally as an anti-septic, expectorant and
digestive, quite apart from supplying proteins and mineral salts to our
organism; together with eucalyptus, a potent anti-septic of the
breathing ways, makes this an excellent product against infections and
more specifically combats problems with the aerial and breathing tubes,
and propolis, one of natures antibiotics. The presence of honey with
the product gives it an agreeable taste and flavor.
known as Zingiber officinalle, is a herbaceous plant of about 90 cm. in
height, and whose subterranean part is made up of meaty rhizomes.
Originally from India, ginger spread widely through Europe and America
through the hands of merchants and colonizers. It is widely known and
appreciated as an especiary for its characteristic aroma. However, it
can be much more than a simple condiment; the fruit, when heated, is a
popular drink and used to the benefit of ones organism.
The medicinal and nutritional
properties of ginger concentrate in its rhizome, which presents us with
the following chemical compositions: 2.4% of proteins and amino acids,
12.3% of carbohydrates (starch, glucose and fructose); 1.2% of mineral
salts (calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium and magnesium);
fats; vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, A and C); 1 to 3% of
essential oils (citral, cineol, zingiberine, bisabolene, geraniol,
geranial acetate, chugaois, d-cafeno, beta-felandreno, borneol, linalol,
acetates and caprilatos of zingiberol).
Ginger presents innumerous
pharmacological properties: antiseptical, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory,
carminative bacteriostatic, and as stimulant of the peripheral
circulation and helps with stomach problems. As its ingredients act upon
the digestive system, it can be useful in cases of loss of appetite and
difficult digestion. Its calming nature also combats flatulence and
stops the formation of gases. Various studies suggest that during the
last century ginger was revealed as having an excellent antiemetic
activity without causing drowsiness or sleepiness, and the same for
cases of travel sickness where movement is involved. Many antiseptic
properties are described in cases of lung and breathing infections
provoked by throat inflammations. Due to its sharp characteristic taste
it is also a circulatory stimulant, which helps treat cases of bad
At Uniflora we produce our own
ginger extract from the plants rhizome. Our own production gives us a
better control of the final product, as the extract produced is adjusted
to Uniflora guaranteed levels before being incorporated into the honey.
Propolis is a resinous
and balsamic substance, which possesses diverse coloration and
consistency, varying from a brown to dark green color. It is produced by
bees from the shoots and resinous parts of the plant, and is utilized in
the beehives interior to "weld" the honeycomb, to varnish the capsules,
close off cracks and openings to avoid cold winds coming in, and
principally to shut out their natural enemies: fungi and bacterium. It
is also used to embalm small dead animals that the bees cannot expel
from the hive, and thus avoids putrefaction.
The chemical composition of
propolis depends on the botanic ecology of each region, but in general
is made up of 50% resin and balsam (balm), 30% is wax, 10% is aromatic
and essential oils, 5% is pollen and 5% various other substances. Up to
now more than 200 chemical compounds have been identified in propolis,
such as flavonoids, aromatic acids and terpenoids, aldeids, alcohols,
aliphatic and ester acids, amino-acids, steroids, sugars etc. Intense
studies with propolis suggest these compounds are responsible for their
diverse physiological actions: anti-micro biotic (functions as a natural
antibiotic), anti-inflammatory, healing, anti-fungal, anesthetic and
At Uniflora we use only
selected propolis that is obtained by using up-to-the-minute equipment
to insure high quality and a high concentration of extract. Our
laboratories analyze the extract compound, which is obtained and
prepares a "blend" in order to obtain a uniform propolis extract that is
then used in the elaboration of our products. The quality of our
propolis extract is controlled by the use of the following parameters:
grade of flavonoids, degree of Brix, percentage of dry material, alcohol
graduation and its density.
Eucalyptus globulus ,
more popularly known as eucalyptus, is originally of Australia; it is a
tall, leafy, frondescent tree, with smooth creamy-white bark which peels
off and renews with time; the young foliage is oval shaped and a
bluish-silver color. The parts that interest pharmacologists are the
leaves and principally the essential oils that are extracted from the
leaves. This is considered the principal active component of the
eucalyptus. The oil composition presents the following qualities: cineol
(eucalyptol), a terpenic compound that is the typical scent of
eucalyptus, terpineol and pinene, poliphenolic acids (galic and cafeic)
and flavonoids (eucalyptina, rutin). This aromatic herb also serves as a
stimulant, descongestionant and expectorant, and can be used externally
in inhalations to treat catarrh, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds and
The presence of eucalyptus oil
also enforces the antiseptic power to the respiratory system using the
honey with added ginger.
The honey is produced by
bees from the nectar in flowers. It is a rich, nutritive food, which
presents mainly sugars in its composition, of rapid assimilation by the
organism, together with mineral salts (potassium, sodium, calcium,
phosphorus, iron, manganese, etc.) amino-acids, enzymes and vitamins. It
has the following properties: expectorant, fluidity, a healing process
and as an anti-septic.
The honey used at Uniflora
comes from registered producers, with constant surveillance in their
production to guarantee maximum quality. All lots received are
rigorously analyzed, not only with reference to its purity, but also the
hygienic conditions of the extract which gives the quality to its
INDICATIONS OF USE
# Inflammation of the throat
# Influenzas and colds
# Coughs with catarrh
# Intestinal gases
# Prevents travel
# Aids against bad
This product should not be used
where there is high sensibility to one of the products ingredients.
Consulted literature does not
recommend use of this product by pregnant women, and people with
gall-stones or biliary problems.
Ginger should not be used when
associated with anticoagulants such as aspirin, varfarin or ibupropheno
so that there might be an increase to the wrong effect. Consult your
doctor before using this product.
Children under 1 year old
should only use this product after consulting with a pediatrician.
There are no collateral effects
with the use of this product when the recommended dose of honey, ginger,
propolis and eucalyptus is administered.
Adults: 1 soupspoon, 3
times a day.
Children over 1 year old:
1 dessertspoon, 3 times a day.
ADULTS - TOTAL DAILY INTAKE