Monday, September 19, 2011

Herbal Benefits of Honey

Honey is a sugary and thick solution made by bees and has antioxidant property. Honey is an affluent source of carbohydrates which can be easily digested by the body. Honey is a better substitute for sugar, but there is not any healthy substitute for it. It is also useful in many other things. Honey is an antibacterial and antifungal substance which is comprised of sugar like glucose and fructose and also contains minerals, amino acids, vitamins. Out of which, glucose provides instant energy to the body. Honey provides more calories and could be easily digested than sugar. It can be considered as natural antiseptic because it helps in wounds, burns, allergies, scrapes, etc. It comes in range of different colors from white down to darker colors like red, brown, amber. The flavor of honey and color differ, as it is based on the bee’s nectar source. Honey is not only useful for the body but also helpful to increase the beauty.

Herbal Benefits of Honey
It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and C all of which change according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen. Honey will help to cure the wounds and burns more rapidly. It kills viruses, fungus, bacteria as bees consume nectar from different plants and foods. Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation. There are number of benefits provided by honey.

1) Good source of antioxidants
Honey helps to prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease. Honey protects against suns UV rays and fight against any kind of skin damages, as it has natural antioxidant property.

2) Skin moisturize
The regular use of honey maintains the water level in our skin so that brightness remains in face. As honey has a high level of acid content, it brings shine to the hair and makes hair soft and silky.

3) Low level calorie
Sugar has more calories but the consumption of honey decreases this Calorie level to 40%. It helps to improve energy level.

4) Supports blood formation
Honey work as a blood purifier and also give positive effects in blood circulation. It gives protection against arteriosclerosis and capillary problems and provides energy for the blood formation.

5) Germ-fighting properties
Honey has antimicrobial property which helps to prevent infections by killing the bacteria. It may be useful in the treatment of ulcers.

6) Antibacterial mouthwash
Honey cleans teeth and denture by using one tablespoon of honey with a cup of warm water.

7) Easily digested
Honey is comprised of sugar like glucose and fructose so it helps to digest food easily. It helps kidney to function better.

8) Skin Firming mask
Mixture of 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice proves good lotion for dry patches of skin such as elbows, hands and other parts. It proves a good skin treatment.

9) Bactericide property
Honey provides the bactericidal effect and it is interesting to note that the bactericidal properties of the honey increase twofold on dilution with water.

10) Honey is also helpful in weight loss. A tablespoon of honey mixed in warm water and lime juice helps in losing weight and also gives relief in cough. It is used in many cough syrup. It is a safe and effective natural remedy for coughs.

The key health benefits of honey are related to the fact that:
  • Honey is a great immunity system builder
  • Honey is nature’s energy inoculation
  • Honey is a natural remedy for many diseases


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