Is your Mad Honey 100% genuine?
Absolutely. We only source from local beekeepers and then we lab test our honey to be certain of its potency and efficacy. We’re trusted by customers around the globe to deliver the highest quality Deli Bal that’s certified genuine.
Why is Mad Honey called Deli Bal?
Mad Honey was popular in Europe in the 17th century, where it was imported by the ton from the Black Sea regions of Turkey. The Europeans referred to it by the French term “Miel Fou”, or “Crazy Honey”. In Turkey, however, it was called “Deli Bal”, or “Mad Honey” in the local Turkish.
Where does your Deli Bal come from?
Our Deli Bal comes from the Anzer Plateau, which rises above the Black Sea coast in eastern Turkey.
How is Deli Bal made?
There are hundreds of rhododendron species around the world, but only two or three contain grayanotoxin in their nectar. One of these grows in large fields in eastern Turkey, and the honey created by bees pollinating these plants contains a potent amount of this mildly euphoric compound.
How do you eat Deli Bal?
In small quantities, as people have done for millennia, generally no more than a tablespoon in a 24 hour period. They might smear it on toast or mix it into beer, wine, or milk. Typically it’s consumed just before breakfast for a quick pick-me-up.
What are some of the benefits of Deli Bal?
We sell our Deli Bal for its health benefits. It’s been used for millennia by local villagers to treat anxiety, stress, and migraines.
It’s also commonly used to treat hypertension, diabetes, and a variety of stomach ailments. And new research indicates the honey has antiviral and antibacterial properties that may help fight bacterial and viral infections.
Can I trust the honey I purchase from you?
Yes. Our Mad Honey is certified genuine. Miel Fou is a trusted online retailer of Deli Bal and we take our commitment to quality very seriously. We provide competitive prices, outstanding customer service, and affordable, reliable shipping worldwide.
Some other stores have been found to sell fake or diluted Mad Honey. We pride ourselves on selling only the best quality Deli Bal directly from Turkey’s Anzer Plateau.
What is your refund policy?
We are so confident in the quality of our honey that we offer a full, money back guarantee. If you’re unsatisfied with our honey for any reason just send it back for a refund of your full purchase price, less shipping.
Our return address is available upon request. Just please be certain the honey you return is the honey you purchased from us and that at least 90% of the product remains.
We make this guarantee knowing that once you’ve tried our honey, you’ll be a believer.
Please note that you will have to pay the shipping cost and that we cannot return any shipping fees.
Does Mad Honey have any topical applications?
Indeed it does! Mad Honey is a great, natural anti-aging skin care product.
Our Deli Bal is a natural humectant, meaning that it attracts and retains moisture. This makes it an excellent skin moisturizer, subtly rebuilding moisture in the skin without making it oily.
Mad Honey also contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase which, when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide, a mild antiseptic. Matched with Mad Honey’s grayanotoxin, antioxidants, and certain active flavonoids, it acts as a gentle antibacterial agent, cleansing skin of damaging bacteria.
It’s no wonder that Cleopatra and Poppea, the wife of Roman Emperor Nero were reported to have used Mad Honey as part of the extensive beauty regimen.
Why do people refer to Mad Honey as super honey?
Science is beginning to provide evidence supporting the historical uses of Mad Honey in traditional medicine. It has long been known to help treat anxiety, stress, migraines, hypertension, diabetes, and stomach viruses, but science is now also showing that it has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
We know that many plants contain substances intended to defend them against viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Humans can take advantage of these traits by consuming these plants. Mad Honey’s active agent comes from the rhododendron plant. It should be no surprise then that foods like garlic, tea leaves, coconut, and now Mad Honey are being studied as natural antiseptic substances.
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are intended for education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Research all items before using.
We ship worldwide!
We normally ship within three business days. If extenuating circumstances prevent us from being able to fulfill within that time we will contact you immediately to advise you of your expected shipping date.
We are able to offer fast and reliable shipping by using a fulfillment center located in the US.
International shipping - Please note:
Any import duties or taxes levied by the authorities of your country are your responsibility. We recommend you check your country's import regulations prior to ordering.
Duties, taxes, and/or customs fees will be an additional amount collected upon delivery of your order, if applicable. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with the exact amount you will be charged. Please contact your local government for specific details.
Refusal to pay customs charges will result in the parcel being returned. If the products are returned for this reason, only the product will be refunded. The freight is at the customer’s expense. Any return charge may be deducted from the product refund.
Some countries have special regulations specific to importing honey and other bee products. Anyone ordering products for delivery acknowledge they have reviewed the contents of their order and acknowledge it contains acceptable and approved items for import into the country of destination/delivery.
The buyer solely accepts full responsibility and any associated risk of any items or package (or part thereof) being detained by customs for whatever reason and agrees they will not hold Miel Fou liable for orders unable to be delivered to their destination due to import regulations.
Do not exceed 1 tablespoon of Mad Honey in any 24-hour period.
This Honey should not be taken by anyone under the age of 18.
Under no circumstances should this honey be given to children.
Honey should be stored in a safe place, out of the reach of children, and clearly labeled as Mad Honey. People could easily confuse this product with normal honey and get poisoned by eating too much.
Mad Honey Poisoning
Eating too much Deli Bal induces dizziness, weakness, excessive perspiration, nausea, and vomiting shortly after the honey is ingested. Other symptoms that can occur are low blood pressure or shock.
To our knowledge, no fatal cases of Mad Honey poisoning have been reported since ancient Roman times. Typically, the effects of poisoning last no longer than 24 hours.
Seek medical advice in any of these situations or if any other symptoms occur that you are concerned about.