Honey like anything else should be used wisely, and has many uses to include health. Honey is a sweetener unlike any other, and is composed of minerals, water, amino acids, enzymes, fructose, and vitamins. Thus, has many health benefits indeed. It is no wonder, why honey is sometime referred to as liquid gold! Honey has been used as a sweetener long before modern times. This natural sweetener and food to the bee is traced back to ancient Egypt. In fact, clay vats full of honey has been found in Egypt dating back thousands of years still good to eat.
According to a double blind study done by the World Health Organization (WHO) honey may be a more favorable remedy for cough in children. It was favored over the silan date extract to relief symptoms in children over one year old. The end results was that honey is a safe treatment for children according to WHO, and as stated in (1) Pediatrics publication. Apparently, honey is a demulcent that relieve irritation in the throat. Honey works as well as regular cough medicine. Note: (2). The Mayo Clinic recommend not giving honey to children infants under 12 months old.
Honey has been known to fight skin infections, and depending on where the bees retrieve pollen from can make their honey more useful in context. For example, if the bees gathered their pollen from a medicine plant it is transferred to the honey. Prior to the 20th century honey was used as antibacterial in wounds and also fought off fungal. It is said, that if one was to dilute honey in some warm water and apply it to the scalp every other day, within four weeks signs of dandruff will be gone and hair lost improvement seen. The solution of 10% water is left on for three hours before rinse.
At 17 grams of carbohydrate per tablespoon, honey is a wonderful source of natural energy. This stems from its content of all-natural sugar, fructose and glucose; as it is a liquid it goes straight into the bloodstream. Yes, honey is a carbohydrate, so next time you need some energy just spread some on a piece of bread. If you suffer with herpes try putting some honey on the sores. It will help by drawing fluid out from them, if you have this issue try it and see.
According to researchers, honey also improves testosterone in men and estrogen with women. And, get this, Hippocrates advised his patients to use honey to increase bedroom performance. What! I am eating some honey tonight. For women honey mix with yogurt, or by itself will fight yeast infection. Just mix two tablespoon of raw unprocessed honey with one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply a topical amount of that past around the vaginal area.
Try this and boost your immune system: Half a lemon in a cup of warm water, and a nice spoonful of honey. Use this tonic to start every day off right by cleansing yourself out. Honey’s antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties will work to help fight off diseases. It has been my personal experience that apple cider vinegar and honey would relieve acid reflux. Please send us your honey remedies, and experience?
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