Liquid Gold: 10 Remarkable Facts Honey Could Heal Your Whole Body
Honey has numerous health benefits and it would take a long time to list them all. However, there are a few benefits we should consider to improve the quality and the duration of our lives. Honey also has some amazing antiseptic and skin healing properties. It contains antimicrobial agents that prevent infections by killing bacteria in and around wounds.
Many types of bacteria cannot survive in honey so wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back. Medical journals cite more than 600 cases in which honey was used to treat wounds. It appears that a lot more research is being done on using honey for burn victims. Honey is being used in Iraq to treat burn wounds in children. Honey also has a wonderful ability to attract water, which makes it great for re-hydrating dry skin. Most individuals know how bad a sun burn hurts. Honey can ease that pain and speed the healing process.
10 Remarkable Facts Honey Could Heal Your Whole Body
Prevent cancer and heart disease Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Increase athletic performance Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.
Reduce cough and throat irritation Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
Balance the 5 elements Honey has been used in ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.
Blood sugar regulation Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar. Watch this video Sweetener Comparison where I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses and agave, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.)
Heal wounds and burns External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s antibacterial nature combine to create this effect.
Probiotic Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the “mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.”
Beautiful skin Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing! For a powerful home beauty treatment for which you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already, read Carrot Face Mask.