Apis dorsata laboriosa, giant honeybees that feed on the rhododendron, and wildflowers have their hives in the cliff – as high as 300 m from the ground, biologically produce the mad honey also called by many names such as raw honey, hallucinogenic honey, red honey, and cliff honey among others.
Brave Gurung tribesman, who live in the foothill of the great Himalayas in Nepal especially the Manaslu and Annapurna range, set up on the life-threatening journey up the cliff with the help of a ladder made up of braided bamboo ropes and shards of wood to fight the battle against the most dangerous honeybees of the world with an intense yearning to conquer the quest of intoxicating, amazing and exotic “Taste of Madness”, the mad honey!
Gurungs believe that they have a spiritual connection with the bees and they fearlessly, without flickering a bit, conquer their quest. This centuries-old honey hunting practice is linked to the tribesman in a traditional, religious, and spiritual way.
Myths say, tribes of Gurung and Ghale, around two centuries ago, left in search of a new settlement. They found an agricultural valley surrounded by giant hills- the hills which was the home to the world’s largest bees, and hence, commenced the journey of “cliff honey hunting”.
The hunters are divided into 2 groups. One group climbs the cliff and the other settle down and collect woods and foliages to light up the fire to disseminate bees from their comb. Once the bees leave the comb, the group in the top manages to extract the honey from the cliff and send it downward where it is filtered with the help of a strainer to remove impurities.
Harvested only twice a year, the cliff honey has many health benefits: –
It can be used to treat hypertension, hyperglycemia, and related complications.
Can be used as an alternative medicine for flu, and peptic ulcers, gastritis, indigestion, gastric pain like gastrointestinal disorders.
Has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial property.
Can be used to enhance sexual performance, impotence, and dysfunction.
Boosts the immune system and memory power.
Cures cold and sore throat.
Helps in cell regeneration thus healing wounds and burns.
Intoxicating/psychedelic effect of mad honey
The grayanotoxin is an intoxicating substance that is present in the flowers of high altitudes. This grayanotoxin gives honey a psychedelic property. The hallucinations are mild which can last for as much as 24 hours provoking euphoria. This property of honey is used to treat stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and pain in the body.
Rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, K, provitamin A, iron, calcium, amino acid, carbohydrates, etc, this honey also has high nutritional values.
The taste of madness in your mouth, the life defying journey to quench the thirst of exotic divine substance, many nutritional values, and health benefits, and rareness make our mad honey incomparable and invaluable.
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