Saturday, May 8, 2010

Honey-Names,History,Importance in daily life,Health Benefits & Uses

Honey is a sweet food made by honey bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the one most commonly referred to and is the type of honey collected by beekeepers and consumed by humans. Honey produced by other bees and insects has distinctly different properties.
HONEY, a most assimilable carbohydrate compound, is a singularly acceptable, practical and most effective aliment to generate heat, create and replace energy, and furthermore, to form certain tissues. Honey, besides, supplies the organism with substances for the formation of enzymes and other biological ferments to promote oxidation. It has distinct germicidal properties and in this respect greatly differs from milk which is an exceptionally good breeding-ground for bacteria. Honey is a most valuable food, which today is not sufficiently appreciated. Its frequent if not daily use is vitally important
It is very essential that you keep a bottle of honey in the kitchen for emergency use, health and kitchen uses.
Health Benefits and Uses of honey:

  • Burns: Honey when applied over burns easily cools, removes pain and helps in fast healing. Honey consists of salve and antibiotic as a result of which bacteria cannot exists in honey.
  • Bed Wetting:A teaspoon of honey before going to bed helps water retention, and calms fears in children. This helps to avoid bed wetting in children.
  • Clear nasal congestion:Take a big bowl of hot boiling water and a dessert spoon or two of honey in it. Bend over the bowl, covering your head and the bowl with a large towel and inhale the fumes. Your nasal congestion will be cleared.
  • Digestion:Mix honey and apple cider vinegar in equal quantities. Dilute with water. This drink helps digestion. This also eases joint inflammation.
  • Energy Booster:A spoon of honey every morning give you the much needed boost of energy. You can also mix a spoon of honey with water.
  • Heart: Heart patients are advised to replace sugar with honey. It has natural fructose and glucose.
  • Migraine:For people who have frequent migraine attacks, a spoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water, after repeated intervals is effective.

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