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Even Doctors Are Amazed by This Remedy: It Prevents Heart Attack, Lowers Cholesterol And Boost Your Immune System

by Manos Si-Mel on November 30, 2015 No comments

The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used as an efficient folk remedy for thousands of years. The Egyptians used it in treatment of wounds, the Greeks to prolong their lifespan, and the Indians to maintain a healthy body balance. All these people knew about the medicinal properties of both honey and cinnamon.

Even modern medicine confirms their health benefits, and this all-natural mix has been approved by health experts and nutritionists since it can treat numerous conditions and illnesses.


These two powerful natural ingredients can be used in various health conditions, including colds and flu, high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases, gallbladder infections and arthritis.

Relieve colds

In order to treat common colds, mix a tablespoon of honey and a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon. The consumption of the combination of honey and cinnamon will relieve cold, chronic cough and sinus congestion.

Strengthen your immune system

Consume these ingredients regularly every day in order to boost your immune system. They naturally protect your body from bacterial and viral infections.

Reduce cholesterol

By mixing two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon in a large cup of water you will successfully address high cholesterol levels. Your cholesterol levels will decrease by 10% in only two hours.

Treat cardiovascular disease

Regular consumption of a little honey and cinnamon spread on a slice of bread instead of marmalade or jam in the morning will help you lower your blood cholesterol levels and prevent the risk of cardiac arrest.

Cure gallbladder infections

You can treat gallbladder infection by regular consumption of a mixture made of a cup of boiled water, to which you one large tablespoon of honey and two tablespoon of cinnamon.

Fight arthritis

Chronic arthritis can be treated by regular consumption of a similar mixture to the one above, made of a cup of boiled water, to which you add two tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of cinnamon. You need to drink this combo twice a day, in the morning and evening.


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Manos Si-MelEven Doctors Are Amazed by This Remedy: It Prevents Heart Attack, Lowers Cholesterol And Boost Your Immune System

The travel Blog “TRAVEL4DAYS” visit Si-Mel

by Manos Si-Mel on November 12, 2015 No comments

Read it also here..Travel4days!

Life … sweet as honey! They say if not praised your home … it will fall to crushed. I feel very fortunate that I will make a trip to our family business Si-mel Savvidakis. So inaugurate the column See “how here” where we learn how to make products and visits to plants and factories.

I will try to convey to ride me like a visitor of beekeeping unit and not as a member thereof.

Honey from ancient times known for its rich nutritional value. We eat the honey in yogurt, with milk, tea or pancakes. So what happens when the honey is from Sitia, part pure, rich in thyme and with enough experience in apiculture manipulations? Creates honey TOPLOU. The name comes from the monastery of Toplou area and comes with the blessing of the Abbot.

Topless honey is known to the world as the only organic honey of Crete. It travels from Australia, Canada and throughout Europe. It is awarded in several international competitions with gold and silver medals. It Boasting wonderful fragrance of thyme and amber color.

The idea of Si-mel (Sitian Apiculture) was started by 40+ years beekeeper George Savvidakis before seven years. His experience blended with the freshness of children Manos and Sophia (in our case, I’m Sophia) where they created together a new series of honey products with superfoods. The innovative idea was soon spread everywhere and prepared daily loads for distant travel. Our honey, besides me, was travelhoney.

The Si-mel has its own colonies, where it produces and packages the honey under tight controls. Keeps food safety systems ISO22000, IFS, by DIO for organic honey, and is certified by the Agri-food Partnership Region of Crete.

Let’s take a walk on the premises of Si-mel to be honey…


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Have you ever taste it?

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Manos Si-MelThe travel Blog “TRAVEL4DAYS” visit Si-Mel


by Manos Si-Mel on October 5, 2015 No comments


Schedule your visit to Anuga 2015

Hall 5.1, Stand A-031d

Si-Mel Savidakis &Co is delighted to invite you to our stand at ANUGA 2015 International Exhibition in Cologne from 10 to 14 October 2015 to meet you and taste our honey products.

Dear Sir / Madam,

The Si-Mel Savidakis &Co is a family business, our history begins when we decided to meet the needs of providing apicultural products as a result of their growing demand.

These products are cultivated in a specific area of Sitia, Crete, which is actually characterized as Natura. That motivated us to make use of the unique quality honey of Sitia, is the thyme efflorescence,

which is enhanced by the hot and dry climate conditions. Our desire to offer high quality products made us establish the Si-mel Savidakis Co.

Our four generation experience along with our sensitivity concerning healthy nutrition as well as the uniqueness of the place, provide us with highly nutritious products that can satisfy the most demanding consumer.

Our estate is housed within traditional, stone- built premises of 950 m² in the Sitia area of Lasithi in Crete.

Our products are processed, packaged and stored with the most advanced and modern equipment. Last but not least, the HACCP, ISO 22000 and IFS food safety management systems are implemented,
inspecting and analyzing our products from the production phase to the final product.

Our products have been awarded with several prizes, and have therefore gained significant share within the Greek and global market. Our company produces a variety of honey products such as thyme honey, organic thyme honey, honey with super foods and gourmet honey products.

They are renowned for their quality and they have won consumers’ confidence.

We will be glad to welcome you to our stand this year so that you can get to know us and our products better. In order to be able to give you our undivided attention, we will be happy to set aside a day and time for a personal appointment with you to discuss your particular requirements.
Early booking is advisable.
For further information on our products and operating practices you can visit our website (www.toplou-honey.com). Feel free to contact me personally to help you with specific enquiries.

With regards

Savidakis Manos

Commercial Director
Si-Mel Savidakis & Co


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Silver Medal for “Gold Honey TOPLOU”

by Manos Si-Mel on August 10, 2015 No comments

Along with the new year just arrived fresh new !!!

The “Golden honey TOPLOU ” from Sitia for second consecutive year won silver medal in the world competition BIOLMIEL 2014 in the category organic honey in Italy ! The unique honey in Crete who got this title is produced and packaged in Sitia by the company Si-mel Savvidakis ! The international jury assessed parissotera 300 proiohoney toplou 1nta which was preceded by chemical analysis, and determined the winners with an overall average that exceeded the vathmHONEY TOPLOU SI-MELologisi the 80/100.The competition took place significant number of beekeepers from various countries, and specifically for Greece the number of entries and discrimination exceeded all expectations, proving that the quality level of the country’s products, especially organic honey, recognized worldwide.honey toplou 1HONEY TOPLOU SI-MEL

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Manos Si-MelSilver Medal for “Gold Honey TOPLOU”

Best high quality thyme honey TOPLOU

by Manos Si-Mel on May 7, 2015 No comments

Even a high-quality award for Si-mel Savvidakis . The famous honey TOPLOU from Sitia won a very good position in the global competition Great taste 2014 held in England. Between 10,000 products stood out for its wonderful fragrance of thyme , its distinctive taste and package and selected the 100 best products of the year worldwide !!!

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Manos Si-MelBest high quality thyme honey TOPLOU