No doubt Honey contain some miracle properties. It is usually used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring. It also has a role in religion and symbolism. Flavors of honey vary based on source types and various types and grades of honey are available. It is also used in various medicinal traditions to treat ailments. in this article, we have shared some of major medicinal uses and benefits of honey for our health.
Benefits and Medicinal Uses of Honey
Conjunctivitis: (pus in the eye)
Honey dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply, when cooled, as lotion or eye bath.
Place a dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin.
A dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders
Antibacterial and antifungal:
Undiluted honey inhibits the growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, certain gut pathogens and fungi such as Candida albicans. At a concentration of 30-50%, honey has been shown to be superior to certain conventional antibiotics in treating urinary tract infections.
Various gut bacteria known to cause diarrhea and dysentery such as salmonella, shigella, enteropathogenic E. coli and vibrio cholera. In one study, honey given with oral rehydration fluid was shown to reduce the duration of bacterial diarrhea in infants and children.
Wound healing and anti-inflammatory:
Honey can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even in postoperative wounds. Honey is of value in treating burns, infected surgical wounds. Honey is very viscous, enabling it to absorb water from surrounding inflamed tissue.
Anti-tussive and expectorant:
These anti-cough properties of honey are related to its capacity to dilute bronchial secretions and improve the function of the bronchial epithelium
Uncontaminated honey is a healthy, easily digestible, natural and energy rich food. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes and vitamins. One tablespoon of honey provides 60 calories and contains 11g of carbohydrates, 1mg of calcium, 0.2mg of iron, 0.lmg of vitamin B and 1mg of vitamin C.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures Eczema, Ringworm and all types of skin infections.
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, are kept miles away from the next attack, Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of Luke warm water and drink it. It destroys the germs of the bladder.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.