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Natural wonder – honey

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Honey is a natural compound of floral nectar which is prepared by bees. It’s a carbohydrate rich sugary product containing fructose and glucose along with other some complex carbohydrates. Honey has been used since ancient times primarily for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. However, there are several other natural wonders of honey which we may not be familiar with.

So let’s explore all the natural wonders of honey in this article...

Antioxidant property

Honey contains antioxidants which are known for their body cleansing action. They can eradicate free radicals from the body which are also capable of making cancerous cells. Thus, when your body is free from toxins and free radicals, your immunity increases and you are at much less risk of having cancer. It also halts growth and progression of tumours. In this perspective, honey is one of those top cancer fighting foods.

Antimicrobial property

Honey is a natural remedy for cough and sore throat. It can heal respiratory infections, de-clog airways and improve breathing. Doctors say that, having a spoon of honey with lemon makes the body naturally resistant to viral and bacterial infections. Next time you get cold or irritation in throat, just sip right away some warm water blended with little lemon juice and honey.

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Heal wounds

Honey enhances healing process of cuts and burns. Cover your wound with a thick layer of honey to receive its antibacterial property. You can also apply to soothe minor burns.

Combats allergies

If you are highly sensitive to pollen allergy, then honey will be immensely helpful to you. Try taking 2-3 teaspoons of honey everyday to increase your immunity to seasonal allergies, like hay fever.  It’s also excellent for kids and adults with allergic asthma.

Good for digestive system

Honey helps to solve day to day digestive system disorders which include acidity, gas and constipation. Doctors say that honey is a probiotic that helps growth of gut friendly bacteria. It also prevents inflammation of the digestive tract and thus, protects against stomach ulcers. To receive all these benefits have a warm glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of honey before going to sleep.

Boosts energy

Honey contains sugar and it’s can be substituted with sugar. The best way to energize yourself is – have a glass of warm milk with honey. The temporary rise in blood glucose boosts your energy. However, diabetics need to consult their doctor before consuming honey.

Softens your skin

Honey is a common ingredient present in a wide range of cosmetic products due to its antioxidant and skin softening properties. You can prepare homemade packs with honey and apply over your face to receive its wonderful benefits. Pimples, acne, rashes, dryness and other types of skin problems get sorted with application of honey.

Darkness in elbows, knees and other parts of the body goes away with honey, sugar and lemon exfoliation. It replenishes dead cells and makes the skin soft and supple.

Benefits apart; honey is one of the most loved delicacies as well. It is used in numerous culinary preparations and to enjoy its taste just spread it over a slice of bread and munch on...

Written by: healthplus24.com
Date last updated: 01 Feburary, 2014

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