Bal is a national Kyrgyz beverage made from honey and spices. Bal is served hot.

Ball is a drink for the festive table. Traditionally keg score was part of the gifts of the groom; for matchmakers and guests drink served in a carved kadochke. It manufactures often where engaged in apiculture and beekeeping.

Ever since ancient times, honey was used for the treatment of various diseases. Vintage lechebniki Ancient Rus contain many recipes using honey. Now the healing properties of natural honey are well understood, and this knowledge is widely used for the treatment and prevention of various diseases. But keep in mind that honey is a means of non-specific therapy, which normalize the physiology of the human body, and should be used in combination with other drugs.
Bee honey is effective in treating some diseases due to such properties as antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
The chemical composition of honey includes sugars, minerals, various trace elements, vitamins, enzymes, etc., due to which honey has a bracing, tonic effect on the human body. Honey is effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, visceral (kidney, liver, etc.), cardiovascular diseases, etc.


Bee honey has a soothing effect on the skin, eliminating dryness and peeling, improving skin tone.

  • 100 g honey.
  • 0,25 g black pepper.
  • 0,25 g bay leaf.
  • 5 g ginger.
  • 25 g cloves.
  • 1 l water.
  • 20 g cloves.


  • The drink is made from Ball divorced water and fermented honey. Leaven – barley or rye malt with hops. The starter is added proraschёnnye grains of millet or wheat.
  • The water is brought to a boil, put the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, bay leaf, then remove from heat, cover with a lid and allowed to stand for 5-10 minutes, add honey, stir and filter. Serve hot.
  • A similar drink distributed in kitchen Mari Mordovians, Russian, Tatars and others.