Honey is a valued natural sweetener extracted from the bees, since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine.
It’s very high in beneficial plant compounds, and offers several health benefits.
Honey, particularly in its raw form, offers unique health benefits more
1. HONEY MAKES EXCELLENT COUGH “MEDICINE”
The World Health Organization (WHO) lists honey as a demulcent, which is a substance that relieves irritation in your mouth or throat by forming a protective film.
Research shows that honey works well as dextromethorphan, a common ingredient in cough medications, to soothe cough and related sleeping difficulties due to upper respiratory tract infections in children.
2. HONEY CAN TREAT WOUNDS
Honey has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidants activities that make it ideal for treating wounds.
Research shows that any type of unprocessed honey can help wounds and ulcers heal. Honey can also help fight serious skin infections like acne.
3. HONEY IMPROVES YOUR SCALP
Honey diluted with a bit of warm water was shown to significantly improve seborrheic dermatitis, which is a scalp condition that causes dandruff and itching. After applying the solution for four weeks, it will help get rid of hair dryness which causes dandruff.
4. HELP BOOST YOUR ENERGY
A healthy, whole-food diet and proper sleep is the best recipe for boundless energy, but if you’re looking for a quick energy boost, such as before or after a workout, honey can serve. This is particularly true for athletes looking to provide energy over a longer duration.
5. REDUCE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Some research suggests that honey may be useful in minimizing seasonal allergies due to its anti-inflammatory effects and ability to soothe coughs.
Locally produced honey can activate your immune system and over time can build up your natural immunity against allergies.
Take a teaspoon-full of locally produced honey per day, starting a few months prior to the pollen season, to allow your system to build up immunity.