Why Mad Honey Nepal is Hallucinogenic?

Why Mad Honey Nepal is Hallucinogenic?

“Mad Honey: the sweetest way to get high.”

Quite a claim, wouldn’t you say? In this article, we will answer all your queries related to mad honey and its infamous hallucinogenic effects. 

Let’s unveil the mystery of this exotic mad honey, shall we?

Mad Honey Hunting

What is Mad Honey?

In the high cliffs of Nepal, the world’s hugest honeybee- Apis Dorsata Laboriosa collects reddish-brown colored honey from the nectars of rhododendrons and wildflowers like – Michelia kisopa, Quercus lamellosa, Lyonia ovalifolia, Schima wallichii, and Berberis spp. 

Slightly bitter than most honey, it is a single fluid with two effects – medicinal and psychedelic effects. This exotic honey has a neurotoxin called grayanotoxin in its pollen, which is its evident distinguishing factor.

Honey Hunting: The Dangerous Art of Harvesting Honey 

“Nothing great ever came that easy.” 

Imagine you are out on a sunny day for a hike in the forest and out of the blue, you find yourself amidst a swarm of honeybees.

 It’s a horrible figment of imagination – anyone would want to get out as soon as possible. But, the indigenous group called the Gurungs face honeybees as twice as the regular honey bravely as a part of their work and as the only means to preserve their ancient culture. 

The giant honey bee can have a size up to 3 cm, and they stink prickly – can cause fatal accidents sometimes, causing blisters and even bleeding at times. 

Twice a year, the native Gurungs embark on their bloodcurdling journey of honey hunting. As they approach a step on flimsy braided ropes, they also walk towards every chance of the unhappening. But, despite the risk, they use the rope ladder to hunt honey every Summer and Winter. 

Honey hunting is not only a matter of earning for the Gurungs but also their way to pay homage to their ancestors – following the steps of their forefathers, they wish to do the same with the upcoming Gurung generation. Therefore, they manage to take younger Gurung chaps for sightseeing of honey hunting. 

For about 10,000 years now, bee hunting, honey hunting, or honey harvesting has been considered a prestigious art for the heroic and quite staunch Gurung community – their effort towards the ancient honey harvesting is commendable.

Mad Honey Hunting

Why Mad Honey is Hallucinogenic?

People from every nook and corner of the world go on expeditions only to experience the hallucinogenic effects of the mad honey. The mad honey is a perfect amalgamation for providing calmness and zeal of energy.

Psychedelic Mad Honey Effects

After you consume this erratic honey, you will experience captivating color saturation, your food smells better and tastes even better; you become aware of every move; aware of everything that is around.

People claim that they experience ecstasy, euphoria, and tranquility – just 20 minutes after intaking the mad honey. However, the experience might range from individual to individual according to their bodies or tolerance to mad honey.

Also famed as a love drug, mad honey is an impeccable sex stimulator – therefore, it is also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Generally, couples imbibe mad honey to solve their sexual problems and encourage a better sex life.

Psychedelic effects:

  • Body relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • High-level energy
  • A sense of liberty
  • Vivid visualization
  • Strong visual impacts
  • Increased creativity
  • Pleasant sensation – Euphoria

The Giant Honeybees produce a range of different-tasting honey according to the season, heights, and flowers – hence the intensity of particular honey might be different from others and so does the intensity of it.

Rhododendron Flower

The reason why the rhododendron honey is hallucinogenic:

On the nectar of blossoms, you can find an enchanting compound called grayanotoxin. When giant honeybees suck out the nectar of the Rhodendron at a crazy height in the Nepalese cliffs, they get sick of the psychedelic effect – hence making the wonder; making mad honey. Since the intensity of mad honey differs according to season and flower- some might experience a burst of energy, and some might feel tranquillity. However, you should be cautious while consuming the mad honey. 

How much is too much?

As it has a strong grayanotoxin effect, it is wise to take no more than three spoons a day. Sometimes you might find yourself intoxicated at very high doses. But still, you will taste sweet and smoky flavor if you take only lower doses. Although it is not evident, some also have reported vomiting and diarrhea after a heavy dose of consumption. Therefore, remember to take track of your mad honey intake, don’t exceed your honey for a better and safe experience. 

How to consume this unique Honey?

There’s not only one way to consume the sweet and savory mad honey. From taking a spoonful of raw mad honey to stirring it in your lavish dinner. 

Here are a few ways you can enjoy your sweet honey: 

  • Water 
  • Milk
  • Tea 
  • Coffee
  • Loaf of bread
  • Pancake
  • Yogurt

Also, many health-conscious people replace their sugar intake with mad honey to maintain their sugar level. Often in bakeries or delis, you will find honey in their food items. But, the honey used is only in low doses barred from any intoxicants. Be sure not to drink a concoction of any alcoholic beverage and honey because the mix might hamper your consciousness. 

Who shouldn’t consume it? 

Mainly, pregnant women or women breastfeeding should avoid consuming the quirky mad honey, plus children below 14-15 should not consider intaking it.

If you have any medical condition then it is better to consult with your physician or dietician for the sake of your own safety. 

Is Mad Honey Nepal Legal?

Mad Honey is available in most countries. We have been selling mad honey legally for about 6-7 years now all over the world but in this time frame, we had a little difficulty exporting in Spain and New Zealand.

Medicinal Mad Honey

Medicinal effects

Since this unusual honey is exclusively known for its hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties, it has massive potential in the medicinal world. Although many might not know, this honey has been used since 8000 B.C. and is a core reason for the robustness of the Gurungs – a.k.a the honey hunters.

A few medicinal benefits are as follows:

  • Maintains blood sugar level and diabetes
  • Reduces gastrointestinal disorders
  • Improves sleeping disorder
  • Controls cholesterol level
  • A better antiviral and antibacterial
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Helps soothe throat issues
  • Stimulates a better sex life
  • Betters rheumatism and arthritis

Mad honey is a delicacy that one should experience once in a lifetime – especially if you have an itch for adventures. If you want to try the best and most authentic mad honey from Nepal, please check out www.medicinalmadhoney.com

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