When we think of honey bees the first thing that comes to our mind is "Sting" Next, it occurs to us is they produce honey! But how many of us know the benefits of natural honey?
Sadly most of the consumers seldom use honey? Some occasionally use as home remedy.
What is missing in homes today is using honey regularly as part of nutritious diet. Worried of sugar, well honey is sweeter than sugar, so less can be used to achieve the same intensity of sweetness.
Also for those diabetic, some moderate amount won't hurt, certain studies have shown as beneficial (consult your doctor)
In this article 1, I am going to write about some of the benefits of natural honey
For many years, honey has been valued for its many healing properties. It can help calm mind the mind and promote rejuvenating sleep. It relieves indigestion and is used to treat cardiovascular disease and respiratory complaints. And, a thin coat of honey can be applied to the skin to disinfect and heal minor skin wounds and chapped lips.
Applied externally, honey is useful for healing minor cuts and abrasions by drawing excess water from the tissues and reducing swelling. Honey also contains a germ-killing substance called "inhibine" which helps prevent infections. Spread honey directly on the wound and cover with a sterile bandage.
Honey is an outstanding household remedy that can be used in combination with various medicinal herbs. For relief of coughs and wheezing associated with bronchitis, whopping cough or other minor respiratory ailments, mix one teaspoon of finely chopped fresh thyme in a little honey. Take the mixture orally as needed to soothe inflamed lungs and airways.
Honey tastes delicious and is good for you too.
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Information reproduced / obtained from Beekeepers in Ontario
Note: Bee products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They may cause allergic reaction on some individuals. For treatment of illnesses consult your doctor.