What Is Mad Honey?
When honey hunters in Nepal look for honey, they go through dangerous climbs but the honey they are hunting for also packs a different kind of adventure. Mad honey, as it is referred to in the market, has hallucinogenic components. This type of honey is produced when bees eat rhododendron pollen.
It is one of nature’s most potent concoctions that is often used as medicine. According to accounts, it can relieve hypertension as well as provide extra energy for those who eat it. Others say that it is a natural substitute for drugs that treat erectile dysfunction. Because of its health benefits, it is quite expensive. As of 2019, prices for the hallucinogenic honey range from $60 to $80 per pound. It hasn’t been sold commercially until some businesses made it available online.
If you are thinking of trying this honey, you can also head straight to Nepal and buy it from beekeepers. Turkey also has a supply of the honey.