Honey is good for health and beauty care.
Honey is very popular all over the world. It is known as honig in German, miele in Italian, shahad in Hindi, miel in Spanish, mel in Portuguese, honing in Dutch, and madu in Indonesian.
Besides as substitution of sugar, honey has so many benefits. It is one of aspects of traditional medicine. Honey have been used since 2500 years ago. It can be consumed directly or mixed by other ingredients.
The benefits of honey are:
- Honey is source of vitamins and minerals.
The vitamins and minerals on honey depend on the type of flowers used for apiculture. But commonly, honey contains vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.
- As medicine of influenza
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
- Honey is medicine of wound and burns
Jennifer Eddy, a professor from University of Wisconsin School Medicine and Public Health, committed honey therapy for a diabetic whose leg finger was sore and amputated. In 6-12 months, the patient’s sore was healed. 2 years later, the patient was totally healed.
The Ancient Egypt used honey to cure wound and burns. And honey as medicine of burns had proved by a research in Medical Collage Maharashtra, India at 1988.
- As anti oxidants
Honey is believed can cure damage of intestines on inflammation of large intestines. It also can prevent cancer and heart disease. From a study, honey can increase effectively population of probiotic bacteria in intestines. So it can increase the immune system, lower cholesterol, and prevent intestines cancer.
- As antibacterial, antifungal properties, antiseptic
Honey has pH 3.2-4.5 so it can prevent growth of some bacterias. As antibacterial, so honey can be used as natural antiseptic.
- Honey can cure stomach disease
According to research in Japan and India, if honey is drunk with cinnamon, it can reduce gas on stomach. Honey can be digested easily, included by the most sensitive stomach. So it can help work of kidney and intestines better.
- Honey is good for skin care
Honey can moisturize the skin without clog pores. So mixing of honey with avocado is good for dry skin. Honey also can be used as body scrub, because it can regenerate skin.
- Honey is good to lose weight
- Honey can cure tiredness, hair loss, pimple, toothache, bad breath (halitosis).
Conclusion, honey is good for you.
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