Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Dual Sweet Uses of Honey!

There are so many benefits to consider in regard to this natural sweetener that you may not be aware of since it also contains a host of unknown ingredients that can help alleviate many conditions.

For instance, honey has been linked to improving anemia, memory, and for stimulating muscles and the heart. 

People suffering from various allergies such as hay fever should try raw honey.   Some allergists recommend chewing on a piece of honeycomb (if you can still buy it inside a jar of raw honey)  for helping congested sinuses since the bee glue from inside that honeycomb can shrink mucous membranes.  My own allergist made that suggestion to me, however, it is extremely difficult to find anymore.

If you have problems with your children or elderly relative that wet the bed, then you should try giving them some honey because it is known to help bladder function.

Anyone in the family that is difficult to be near due to a flatulence problem, you may want to suggest they try some honey.  Since honey is predigested by bees, it can help as a digestive aid and prevent gas.

Honey soothes sore throats and coughs while it kills germs.  The next time you suffer from those particular problems, try mixing some honey with lemon juice and swallowing a tablespoon every two hours or so.

For that reason, honey can help with burns, boils, and skin infections. This could be the reason the Roman soldiers used it as a dressing to help prevent infection. 

Studies have used honey in polio cases, intestinal ulcers to treating nervous conditions.

Since honey has an anti-stiffness substance known as the Wulzen factor it could also help those with rheumatism and arthritis.

Finally, if you have a thyroid condition, honey may help as well.

For the best results, it is important to get the most natural form of raw honey that is labeled "unheated" not "uncooked."  Uncooked is the legal term for being allowed to heat this honey up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills some of those beneficial nutrients.

The brighter and clearer the color of the honey, the more that the heating processes have destroyed those nutrients.  Cloudy honey is closer to natural and better to try.

Hopefully, this post will sweeten your opinion of looking into the health possibilities of honey.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

More than a sweetener.
Both my mum and grandma used to always give us honey and lemon drinks for colds.