Learn more about the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners in the world.
Prevents cancer and heart disease
Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of some types of tumors and heart disease.
Prevent ulcers and other gastrointestinal complaints
Recent research showed that treatments with honey can help with ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
Honey also has an antibacterial effect because during its formation bees add an enzyme that forms hydrogen peroxide. For all those who do not know: Hydrogen peroxide protects the organism so effectively that our immune system forms it for the fight against various bacteria, parasites and viruses.
Improves athletic performance
The participants of the ancient Olympic Games have already eaten honey and dry figs to improve their performance. This has been proven with modern studies, which have shown that honey is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and recovery time, compared to other sweeteners.
Relieves sore throat and cough
According to one study, a single dose of honey is as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in releasing it during nighttime coughing, allowing for peaceful sleep in children.
Balance of the 5 elements
Honey was used in Ayurvedic medicine in India 4000 years ago and it is believed to have a positive effect on all material imbalances in the body. It is also claimed to improve vision, weight loss, treatment of impotence, premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea.
Honey is also called “yogavahi” because it has the quality to penetrate deep into the tissues of the body. When used with other herbal preparations, honey increases the healing effect of these preparations and facilitates their penetration into the tissues.
Regulates blood sugar
Although honey also contains simple sugars, it is not the same as cane sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its precise combination of fructose and glucose actually help the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some types of honey have a low glycemic value, which means that no sugar is formed in the blood.
Wound healing and burns
The external application of honey, has proven to be very effective, unlike the conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. Studies have shown that honey very successfully and quickly heals all types of wounds and prevents infections.
Honey as probiotics
Some types of honey have large amounts of bacteria that are beneficial to humans. These are: up to six species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. Thus, the many mysterious therapeutic properties of honey can be explained.
Strengthens the immune system
Researchers have come to the conclusion that honey stimulates the production of immune cells and therefore should be a part of the medicine cabinet, especially in winter.