- Region: Bulgaria
- Price range: mid, mid-high, high, exclusive
- Colour: light (light amber to amber)
- Crystallization: quick (several months after harvest)
- Taste: floral-fruity (at beginning- fresh vegetable, then caramel, spice)
- Sweetness: medium (slightly sour and bitter)
- Most suitable for: Use it with tee before going to bed
Thistles are a group of plants that belong to the vast daisy family Asteraceae. They are characterized by prickly stems and leaves with a rounded head of purple flowers. Thistle represents strength, protection, hex-breaking, and healing. The thistle is the national symbol of Scotland. It holds a special place in Scottish history where it represents a prickly mix of pride and defensiveness. Thistles contribute to honey from around the world, but single flower Thistle honey is most often found in Bulgaria, Italy, North America, Argentina and Australia.
Therapeutic uses are traced back to medieval times. Both the Blessed Thistle and Milk Thistle were used for nursing mothers, tonic, stimulant, diaphoretic, emetic and emmenagogu. Today thistles are used in homeopathy and for liver problems.
The honey helps in resorting confidence for both women and men in enhancing their intimate relationship.