Do You Know About Mad Honey?
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Do you recall the fictional teddy bear Winnie-The-Pooh, who used to have OCD and was invented by British author AA Milne? It appears that the world has discovered a real-life Winnie-the-Pooh. In this scenario, the newfound character hogged the limelight by overeating honey, getting high, and eventually causing the newborn bear to become obese. The sweet nectar triggered such weakness that he passed out in the Düzce National Park. Alas, the cub had to be rescued by Turkish forest rangers. The brown bear cub developed this illness after consuming some "crazy honey," also known as "Deli Bal."

What Is Mad Honey

As the name suggests, this honey is also known as "crazy honey" due to its hallucinogenic qualities. It has been grown for millennia by beekeepers in the Himalayas and the Black Sea region. One who consumes this kind of rhododendron honey may have psychedelic effects.

Effects Of Deli Bal

This honey is also referred to as "bitter honey" because of its bitter flavour. A chemical called grayanotoxin, which is present in rhododendron bushes, is found in this honey. Anyone who consumes this nectar may experience hallucinations, intoxication, and dizziness as aftereffects. The consequences don't restrict here. They can temporarily paralyse you.


According to a study in the journal RSC Advances, crazy honey has long been used as a remedy for high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and gastrointestinal illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, dyspepsia, and gastritis. You'll be amazed to learn that it has various advantages, just like other honey. It has several beneficial elements, including anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antibacterial, cytotoxic, and insecticidal. Mad honey has the highest amount of antioxidant activity among other honey varieties. Thus, it is incredibly healthful, according to a different study that was identified and published in the journal Talanta.


Based on the currently available information, we can presume that this "mad honey" is safe to eat, but only in moderation. One should ensure that it is ingested in a very modest quantity, precisely, after consulting a nutritionist or doctor. It will assure safety and offer favourable benefits to the body and mind.