To appreciate this highly
esteemed honey, one has to understand the story
behind its tree.
The Sidr tree, (also known as Lote
tree, Christ's Thorn, Jujube or Nabkh tree) is an
ancient tree. The Jujube fruit was the first thing
Prophet Adam ate when he was made to descend to
earth. The tree was used during the time of King
Solomon and the Pharaohs to build palaces and
This highly resilient tree is also
sacred as it is mentioned four times in the Qur'an.
In Sura Saba, it is mentioned as an earth tree while
in other Suras, it is mentioned as a paradise tree (Sidrat
al-Muntaha). Allah has mentioned this tree to
emphasize its beauty, strength and grandeur (Saba
15,16; Waqia 27-33; Najm 7-18).
It is a sturdy and deep-rooted tree
which has withstood the devastating floods of Eram
at Ma'arib with two other trees: the Tamarisk and
the Mustard Tree. (Saba 15,16).
All of its parts have medicinal
values. Its leaves are used as a herbal shampoo, to
treat dandruff, head lice, swollen eyes, abscesses,
furuncles and counter obesity. Mixed with warm water
the leaves are used to clean the body since they are
a disinfectant and the oil from the resin is
deodorant. Its wood ash is used for the treatment of
snakebites. Its fruits are found to have a very high
energy value. Its seeds are rich in protein; its
leaves rich in calcium, iron and magnesium. The
root, stem bark are also used in various medicinal
preparations. Other known medicinal uses include as
a stomachic, an appetizer, an astringent and also as
a cough medicine.
Not many are aware that different
honeys differ. They differ in their composition,
they differ in their nutritional values and they
differ in their therapeutic properties.
Research done on different honeys
confirmed that floral source, climate when the honey
is being harvested and soil composition are all key
factors in determining not only its flavor, color or
aroma but also its quality and effectiveness for
medicinal or health-promoting purposes.
Another important factor affecting a
honey's curative qualities is purity. Only crude,
unprocessed honey has shown to be effective.
According to the UN Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO), Yemeni's Sidr honey
is a hundred times more expensive than the other
kinds of honey on the global market because of
differences in their medicinal and nutritive
The goodness of raw and unprocessed
quality Sidr Honey is indeed unparalleled compared
to other honeys. Make a point to give the best to
your loved ones with Woodcott® Yemeni Sidr Honey
currently available in 250ml and 500ml bottles. For
more information, contact us at
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Sidr Honey made
from nectar of a small light yellow flowers which is
about the size of ladybug is a heavy taste
reminiscent of herbal remedy that has a dark reddish
To the uninitiated,
sidr tree looks very similar to an olive tree.
Above is one of the
most common trees in Hadhramout - the Sidr tree,
which is used for many purposes. Children love its
fruits, honey got from bees using the sidr is of the
highest quality; and is often used as medicine by
Yemeni Sidr Honey by
Woodcott® is unprocessed with 100% raw goodness