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Honey Wine Could be a Fertility Food

Honey Wine Could be a Fertility Food


Honey wine could be a fertility foodA group of scientists has been inundated with requests after calling for newlyweds to test the legendary aphrodisiac effects of an ancient honey-based drink.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) wants one couple to drink honey mead — a fermented mixture of honey and water — every night for 30 days after taking their vows in June and to keep a diary of their honeymoon relationship to see if it could increase fertility for the couples.

Mead, first brewed in Babylon more than 4,000 years ago making it one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, has long been believed to increase fertility and sex drive.

In ancient Persia couples were expected to imbibe the sweet mead every day for one “honey month” — hence honeymoon — after they tied the knot to achieve the right frame of mind for a successful marriage. The drink — a blend of honey, wine, fruits and spices — is believed to reduce sexual anxieties, including fears of inadequate performance.

It is also rich in B vitamins that help to maintain reproductive health, amino acids that are the building blocks of protein for increased fertility and nitric oxide that is good for male sexual health. May 30, 2003


It makes sense that mead would be a fertility booster. Propolis and pollen are both fertility powerhouses, why would honey be that different.

Nitric Oxide and B-vitamins are both proven fertility enhancers. Taken on a regular basis, those nutrients would have a great effect on the reproductive system. Plus, the added benefit of alcohol increasing libido and reducing stress. This one just might be worth trying. Learn how to make mead…

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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  2. I think that mead and water kefir fall into the healthy alcohol category. The key with avoiding alcohol in preconception care is to avoid mass produced alcoholic beverages that have sulfites and preservatives in them. Mead offers minerals, B-vitamins, and NO, while water kefir has lots of beneficial bacteria and yeasts.