High of honey

While mother nature provides us with all kinds of drugs – from magic mushrooms to cannabis – the hallucinating side effects of a certain honey shouldn’t be forgotten nor underestimated.

We’re referring to a honey made of the nectar of the Rhondondendron, produced by the wild giant honey bees of the Himalaya.

The honey is a precious good in countries like China and Nepal. Not only is there a danger of the huge stings of the giant bees but it’s also very hard to obtain the precious honey because the hives find themselves on dangerously high heights against cliff faces. Honey hunters climb these cliffs twice a year to gather this honey at a height of about 2500 meters. Naturally, this hard and risky work pays off a little since the worth of the Rhondondendron honey is 5 times as high as the value of regular honey.

But what are the exact effects of the good? The Rhondondendron flower contains grayanotoxin and neurotoxin, two substances that will bring on light-headedness and sometimes, hallucinations.

Unfortunately does this ‘mad honey’ not only cause fun, but also risk and danger. The good isn’t completely innocent since it can cause low blood pressure and irregularities in the heartbeat that bring on nausea, numbness, blurred vision, fainting, potent hallucinations and seizures. But it even gets worse because even deaths have occurred as a result of consuming the honey.

So after all, it’s a fun fact that one can get high of honey but it has to be kept in mind that besides the danger of gathering the drug, the usage is quite risky as well.

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