Sidr honey from the Yemeni region has been one of the finest honey in the world. Wonderfully made from nutritious nectar of the ancient Sidr trees (Ziziphus spina-christi), the rare brown honey possesses the tree’s unrivaled medicinal properties and beneficial qualities with superior taste and aroma.


Sidr tree: the cultural heritage

Sidr tree, also known as Jujube, Lote, or Nabk tree, is the ancient, long-worshipped tree mentioned in the Holy Quran as a plant of Paradise and by some traditions, believed to be the tree from which Jesus’ crown of thorns was made. The tree has sacred and cultural references that it has been used by a king, prophets, and even a Pharaoh.

The tree is native to Northern Africa, Southwest Asia, and the eastern Mediterranean basin where the areas are coastal, desert, and semi-desert. With an average height between 8-10 meters, Sidr is a semi-evergreen, deep-rooted tree with scaly bark, twisted trunks, and low soft branches in light grey color. 

The tree has scanty foliage with the round reddish ripe fruits that appear after light yellow-green umbel-like blossoms. All parts of the tree have been used for thousands of years as medicine preparations and treatments.

Sidr tree parts are rich in protein, calcium, iron, and magnesium and high in nutritional value that helps boost energy and immunity function, with unrivaled anti-inflammatory properties.

What is in our Yemen Sidr honey ?

Praised as ‘Manuka of the Middle East’, the monofloral Sidr honey holds extensive therapeutic and ayurvedic benefits. Apart from its high levels of antioxidants, antimicrobial properties, it is known to contain phytonutrients, flavonoids, and various minerals that contribute to our health and wellbeing.

Sidr honey journey

With 50-700 beehives in Hajjah-Bani Qies, Al raboa, and Al Jawf governorate, twice a year, groups of Yemeni bee strain (Apis Mellifera Jementica) are attracted by the aromatic smell of the medicinal Sidr trees and feasts on nutritious nectar - transferring therapeutic properties to the honey the bee made.

To obtain this precious liquid gold, traditional beekeepers have to transport the beehives to brood-rearing sites in mountainous and coastal areas where rain falls throughout the year. The Sidr season does not exceed 40 days with the main season in winter in September, October, and November, and the second season in Summer in July. Precious, organic, and true to its origin, our Yemeni Sidr honey is produced with :

• No sugar feeding and adulteration. 
• No drugs, antibiotic treatments, or unnatural wax foundations.
• No chemical pesticides and GMO crop influences.
• No pollutants as Sidr trees are found in wild environments.
• No non-indigenous bees imported as prohibited by law.
• No machinery or heating process so live nutrients are preserved.

"Amid the harshness of the Yemeni desert, the sweetness of Sidr honey is cherished as a symbol of perseverance." - The Guardian

Exquisite taste and texture

Through its brown-golden yellow hues and thick, sticky texture, the exotic Sidr honey opens with a subtle aromatic smell of the Sidr tree in flower, offering the exquisite, lavishing buttery sweet taste that is sure to elevate your honey tasting experience.

How Sidr honey can benefit your health

The precious honey is best consumed by eating which allows you to reap its maximum health benefits, fulfill your hunger and delight your taste buds with luxury. With countless therapeutic goodness including vital enzymes, amino acids, vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants, and more, the Sidr honey therapy is known to:

• Boost memory retention and promote a calm, better rest.
• Facilitate respiratory infections and discomfort.
• Be an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antibacterial agent.
• Promote vitality, strengthen the immune system and fight malnutrition.
• Cure painful stomach ulcers, digestive issues, and constipation. 
• Cure liver, kidney, pancreatic problems, and lesions.
• Be a natural aphrodisiac for both women and men
• Facilitate regular menstruation and post-childbirth recovery.
• Soothe skin irritation and burns, heals infected and surgical wounds including C-section when used topically.
• Contain anti-aging and moisturizing properties that are perfect for a homemade skincare recipe.

With the combination of exotic trees, potent nectar, and Yemeni bee strains, our Sidr honey created through traditional beekeeping procedures are notably unmatched. Experience it yourself before this season’s stock runs out.