Asit Kumar Sanyal
Floral Nectar - Poem by Asit Kumar Sanyal
Numbers of honey-combs are seen
In the bushes and trees in rural India
People collect honey from it
And use regularly for many purposes.
Honey used first about 2000 years back
People experimented for centuries …
And observed... it contains a treasure chest
Of hidden nutritional and medicinal value.
Honey is called the ‘liquid gold'
And very popular to rural Indian people
for its anti bacterial and antifungal properties
And for promotion of health in many aspects.
Honey is known as a better sweetener,
A natural energy drink with no side effect,
Wound and burn healer on external application
And a good medicine for cough at any age
Honey is also a beauty product, sleep aid
It alleviates allergies, treats dandruff
Boosts memories and glamour
And increases the span of sexual life.
Honey is the floral nectar collected by bees
and cooked down into carbohydrate soup.
How many flowers needed to make honey?
A lot, more than we can comprehend.
The researchers say … 60,000 bees
collectively travels 55000 miles
and visits more than two million flowers
to produce one pound of honey.
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