If you love honey and considering using mad honey for cooking, baking, or other types of food preparation, then you need to know a few things about this rare and unique type of honey. Mad honey is made by bees that pollinate a certain type of rhododendron flower containing a neurotoxin in its nectar. This neurotoxin ends up on the honey.
Mad honey has a much darker and very reddish color than regular honey and can be toxic, especially if consumed in large amounts. The toxin in the honey also acts like a drug and can cause symptoms similar to alcohol consumption such as disorientation and dizziness.
Most people who buy mad honey use it for medicinal purposes and its effects on the brain. In some countries, mad honey is used as a recreational drug as well as its proclaimed health benefits.