Honey is a bliss to human race from mother nature. Honey comes from honeycomb in which honey bees make honey from nectar. Benefits of honey are numerous. But honey should be pure. Raw honey is the best honey. Honey other than a natural energy booster also has anti-bacterial properties. It also contains anti-oxidants. Due to this antibacterial and antioxidants properties of honey, it is used in treating a lot of diseases. Health benefits of honey increases many fold due to the presence of antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Honey also contains vitamins, minerals and amino acid. To get maximum benefits ofhoney one should use raw honey as it contains 50 percent more vitamins than processed honey.
Following are some of health benefits of honey:-
1. Natural energy booster :
Honey a natural sweetner is also a rich source of carbohydrates which provides energy and strength to the body. It reduces muscle fatigue. Glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and provide instant energy to athletes. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar level.
2. Immune system booster:-
One health benefit of honey is that it is a powerful immune system builder. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties which improves the digestive system and hence helps you in fighting disease and stay healthy. It also contains vitamins and iron in large amounts.
3. Helps in preventing cancer and heart diseases:-
Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavoniods which helps in preventing cancer and heart diseases. Antioxidants present in honey fights cholesterol and potentially protect against heart disease.
4. Helps in reducing ulcers and some of the gastrointestinal disorders.
Honey may help in treating ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders.
5. Reduces cough and sore throat:-
For long time honey is used for cough relief especially in children. A teaspoon of honey daily in winter season prevents and also treats cough in children. It also increases their immunity to diseases and is a source of natural energy. Also honey has antimicrobial properties it also treats sour throats and kill the bacteria causing infection.
6. Honey for cuts and burns:-
Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties this makes in useful while treating cuts and burns. Also honey contains hydrogen peroxide which helps in healing the wound very quickly.
7. Honey protects from allergy:-
Honey helps in reducing many kinds of allergy.
8. Increases the absorption and calcium and also increases haemoglobin.
Add honey in your daily diet it increases the absorption of calcium and also treats anemia by increasing haemoglobin count.
9. Act as a cure to constipation:-
Honey act as a natural laxative thus relives one from constipation.
10. Rich source of minerals:-
Honey contains traces of minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese and selenium.
11. Helps in arthritis joints:
Combinations of honey helps in reducing the arthritis pain. Honey and cinnamon can cure arthritis. Honey and cinnamon can cure chronic arthritis. Take two tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in lukewarm water at morning and night. Be regular and you can get rid of arthritis pain.
12. Honey comb in hay fever:-
Chewing on a honeycomb helps in calming a severe hay fever attack.
13. Honey effect in sleeplessness :-
If you are effected by sleeplessness than take a spoon full of raw honey at night and go
for a sleep. You will have a sound sleep.
14. Honey for eyesight:-
Applying honey in eyes improves the eyesight. But one
15. Honey in physical weakness:
In you are feeling physically weak add few drops of honey in cold milk and drink at night. Never take honey with hot milk and hot water. Honey becomes poison when heated.
16. Honey in infertility:-
Studies have shown that honey strengthens the semen if taken regularly.
17. Honey in weight loss :-
Different combination of are very effective in weight loss. Take tablespoon of honey and lemon mix it in glass of lukewarm water and drink it daily empty stomach in morning. This is a very effective remedy for weight loss. You can also add cinnamon powder instead of lemon. But you should boil half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in water and add honey after cooling it.
18. Honey in cinnamon in skin infections:-
You can apply the honey and cinnamon mixture on skin and get rid of eczema, ringworm and many types of skin infections.
19. Honey and cinnamon powder in hearing loss:-
Honey and cinnamon powder if taken regularly in equal parts can restore hearing loss.
20. Honey and apple cider vinegar :-
Honey and apple cider vinegar is a excellent combination and used widely as a medicine in many ailments. Apple cider vinegar reduces the acidic value of your body to normal. It is also used as an anti aging agent. Honey and apple cider vinegar is used in food poisoning too.
21. Honey in bad breath:-
Both honey and apple cider vinegar combination and honey and cinnamon combination helps in curing bad breath.
22. Honey in pimples and acne:-
Honey and turmeric paste works as a wonderful face mask. Use it daily for 20 minutes and you will get rid of all the facial problems in few days. This face mask removes pimples and also pigmentation and acne scars. It removes any dark spots from your skin and makes it fairer. It also makes skin smooth and soft.
There are numerous health benefits of honey in addition to above benefits. But there is a caution never use honey with hot water or heat honey. This will change honey into poison.