One of our most delicious kinds of honey, Browning’s star thistle honey is made from the Idaho Star Thistle flower. With an exceptionally appearance, this light honey with a delicate floral palate, star thistle honey is milder than traditional clover honey, making it the perfect source for all who enjoy the taste of a more subdued and elegant flavor.
This is one of the most wanted types of honey in the country because of the taste that this honey comes with. An interesting thing about this honey yellow star thistle plant is a noxious weed here in Idaho. Whether the flowers are yellow, purple, or red, the bees love the nectar of this plant! And so do beekeepers because we are able to produce a lot of honey from this plant.
Many health benefits are included too. It’s great for your digestive health. This includes helping with ulcers and the digestion of heavy foods. And there are fantastic antioxidant properties. It is commonly used in salves, lip balms, and facial treatments. This type of honey is also thought to be helpful for increasing circulation throughout the body and also in assisting with heart conditions. Despite being a weed, this plant is a win for bees, honey producers, and honey lovers.
Check out this interesting information about the yellow flower from Wikipedia.
- These flowers have been introduced to several parts of the world and has become an invasive species and noxious weed.
- Its colonization eliminates and prevents other plant species from growing, terminating the habitat’s biodiversity.
- Grazing of the plant by horses can cause nigropallidal encephalomalacia or “chewing disease”, a neurological condition. Meanwhile, there are several other species of grazing animals that are not affected by this disease.
- Grazing by goats, cattle, or sheep can be effective in controlling yellow star-thistle.