HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY
As the name suggests, it means sweet. Honey has a lot of health benefits and can be used as a complete food. Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals and is healthy for consumption. All the same, it comes in many forms and quality. The better the quality, the more beneficial it is for human intake. It is often used as a remedy for ailments occurring in the body. Let us discuss a few health benefits of honey in detail.
Firstly, Honey mixed with lemon in a glass of warm water, greatly helps in weight reduction. And works wonder on the body. It cures stomach aches and problems related to it, including ulcers, wounds and infections. Honey has anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties.
Secondly, it is very effective for sore throats. Lemon mixed with honey works miracles on the throat and reduces throat irritation. It is a natural yet effective remedy for ailing throats.
Thirdly, Honey clears the vision by giving it a sparkling effect and keeps the eyes healthy. It is natural and beneficial for the eyes.
Fourthly, it boosts the mind performance, thus giving energy to carry out physical activities all day long. The natural sugar in it elevates our sugar levels, enabling us to gain enough energy to carry out our day to day chores.
Fifthly, it works wonders on the skin. It can be used to heal the dark spots and acne which are the results of hormonal imbalance. Honey when mixed with oats and almond powder works as a mask on the skin thus giving it a natural glow. Similarly, it is used as an agent that enhances the length of hair. It is also used as a softener or conditioner. If raw honey is used on the head, it is an excellent treatment for head lice thus cures the head from other parasites too.
Sixthly, honey, helps in improving sleep. People who have sleep problems can be cured if they use honey mixed in warm water. Why take drugs, when one can get sleep the natural way. Pregnant women too may face such problems and may get exhausted. Use of small amount of honey in pregnancy benefits both mothers and the baby.
Seventhly, honey consists of certain essential minerals that are good for the growth of bones. It is an added advantage for expecting mothers where both the baby and the mother need strong bones.
Eighthly, honey reduces the risks stress, might have on the human body. Depression has the ability to raise one to levels where one might commit suicide. But, the use of honey lowers that risk along with the support of family and loved ones.
Ninthly, honey has a great many benefits for the pregnant women. The use of honey in small quantity helps in their immunity against radicals in the body, gives them strong bones, improves their appetite etc., It also eases menstrual discharge.
Last but not least, honey helps in healing of wounds. They can work miracles on burn wounds too. However, one should be cautious regarding the use of type of honey on the wound as there are many types and quality existing.
The benefits of honey cannot be undermined for the, great many qualities that it possesses. In Muslim cultures, it is used as a divine medicine for a great many ailments. It is also used as a detoxification for drug users. It is used in the treatment of eating of poisonous plants. As a preservative, it is used to preserve meat, pickles, fruits etc., It is also used for whitening the teeth. It strengthens the gums and prevents it from gum diseases if used as a mouth wash. However, if one is allergic to the use of honey, it is advised to consult a doctor before its consumption.