Through the history, honey became known as food from the Gods, old Egyptian wrap with honey their pharaohs when they died. The reason was simple, the body will last longer…Yes, believe it or not, this ingredient can last forever, you can eat it after thousand years. In Tut’s tomb it was found between edible honey old more than 3000 years; when well sealed and stored in a dark place, has an unlimited shelf life. The more we know about honey, more and more we find out how healthy it is, with numerous health benefits. Its first use was as a sweetener, then as food continues through history, it began to be used as a drug, for cosmetics, and many other things…Honey is also rich in antioxidants, organic acids, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, pollen grains, essential oils, vitamins, antifungal properties, antibacterial, and even robotic when pasteurized. Here are some of the things that you need to know about honey.
Benefits of honey in medicine
According to World Health Organization, honey is listed as a demulcent for health, which is a substance that can help with the various type of illness. Adding some herbs in honey you got the magical mix, it is believed that this combination improves digestion, cures depression and hypochondria cushions. The fact that honey containing vitamins like C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B5, B6, and minerals iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium, zinc, iodine, copper, chromium, and others is enough to release how healthy it is.
Honey also works well as a dextromethorphan, which is a common known ingredient present in over the counter cough medication that soothes a cough and related sleeping difficulties that occur due to upper respiratory infections in children.
Benefits of eating raw honey
Using honey with bread is a healthy replacement for the artificially sweetened bread, especially with jam, creme and other unhealthy spreads. Spreading honey generously to your bread or using it as part of your breakfast makes you get the valuable nutrients to start your day. You can use honey together with cinnamon powder to spread on your bread instead of using jams and jellies. Additionally, if you need a quick and nutritious snack, you need to mix your favorite dry fruits, a little warm milk, a cup of roasted oats, and three tablespoons of honey.
Honey treats wounds, apitherapy
Honey has healing properties like antiseptic, anti-cancer substances – choline, antibacterial and as well as antioxidant properties that make it ideal for fighting infections, wounds, eye problems, allergies, gastritis, stomach ulcers, and many other diseases. It has been used as conventional therapies that help in fighting infection until the early 20th century and this reduced when the penicillin was discovered. However, the Manuka honey is still used to treat wounds. The Manuka honey is made from pollen threat is gathered from flowers of Manuka tree, which is a medicinal plant. Research has shown clinical traits that have the ability to mediate more than 250 strains of bacteria including the resistant bacteria variety.
Honey helps in improving your hair
When you dilute honey with warm water and then apply it on your scalp will help you in improving the condition of the scalp that causes itching and dandruff. Researchers claim that patients who applied this solution at least once a day for four weeks responded remarkably. Some studies also suggest that honey has properties that help you to have a longer and healthier hair.
Honey makes a good salad dressing
Salads taste is enhanced when you use the right dressing. Honey acts as a good salad dressing and adds it to your snack. Just add equal parts honey, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, into a jar and then add a sprinkling of your favorite herbs and a pinch of salt to taste. Mix the contents well and add the dressing to your salads for a healthy meal.
It is worth knowing that honey also reduces the allergy symptoms. Since the bees collect pollens from the local plants, by entering small amounts of pollen, which is already in the honey, you obtained immunity to other pollens, especially in the spring. The principle is similar to getting a vaccine with a weakened virus that your body easily win and create immunity to a particular disease.
Benefits of eating honey daily
Finally, if you want to start using honey for your health, one spoon(wooden) of honey every morning is the very good start.