Friday, December 24, 2010

Benefits of Honey

“In today’s post we have a guest blogger Maria Rainier who speaks about many benefits of Honey. She not only speaks about general benefits but also goes to an extent of using honey for Burns and Cuts”.

A sweet food made from the nectar of flowers by the bees is called as Honey. A substance that is not only known for its sweetness but also for its multiple health benefits since ancient times. What so great about this liquid? Here are few of many benefits of Honey.

For Your Body

·        Eyes: Honey mixed with carrot juice helps improve eyesight.{ Eye care in Ayurveda }
·        Heart: to strengthen heart muscles, combine one or two teaspoons of honey with one teaspoon of anise powder in warm water.
·        Blood: to lower your blood pressure, crush garlic and acquire one teaspoon of its juices and combine it with two teaspoons of honey.  Try taking it twice a day mixed in with other foods or juices.  To clean bowls, reduce fat, and purify blood, take a glass of warm water and mix a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice.  It will improve your digestion, as well.
·        Asthma: half a gram of black pepper (powdered) with a honey and ginger juice mixture taken three times a day is said to alleviate some symptoms of asthma over time.
·        Throat: Everyone knows that honey in a nice, warm cup of tea soothes the throat.  Try this mixture: equal quantities honey and ginger juice will soothe the throat and help clear sinuses.  Honey’s antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties have also been used through the centuries to improve digestion (and a healthy stomach means a healthy immune system).{How to cure Sore Throat?}
·        Basic Health: Armed with carcinogen-preventative and anti-tumor properties, honey can be used moderately in combination with common sense healthy lifestyle choices to prevent your chances of cancer.

For Energy
Honey also provides carbohydrates to fuel our bodies during exercise.  Athletes often employ honey to relieve muscle fatigue.  Our bodies absorb the glucose in honey quickly, which becomes an instant energy boost.  This means a small spoonful of honey taken before going for a run may take you the extra mile.  Instead of coffee, try tea with honey to both calm your senses and give you just as much caffeine as coffee with the added benefits of honey to get your morning going.

For Cuts and Burns
Ancient civilizations used honey to treat a laundry list of ailments ranging from arthritic pain to yeast infections.  Certain bacteria cannot grow in the presence of honey’s antiseptic properties, which means it can also be used to clean external wounds and prevent infection therein.  Furthermore, it absorbs moisture from the air to promote healing and prevents inflammation and therefore pain and scarring.  Look for home remedies online and discover new uses for this miracle food for daily life.

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education, researching areas of In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.

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