Honey - a sweet medicine

Honey - a sweet medicine
Honey is the sweet liquid that is enriched with heaps of compounds that serve as best medicine to cure many diseases. Honey comprises the nectar of flowers, which are converted to honey by bees through the process of regurgitation and evaporation. Honey is composed of nearly 600 compounds; it boosts the immune system with its nutritional and medical values. Here are some of the benefits of honey for consuming it as a sweet medicine:
  1. Honey is an enriched source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and some hormones, which help in treating several diseases.
  2. Honey serves as an energy booster for athletes.
  3. Honey contains nutraceuticals, which help in removing the free radicals present in the body.
  4. Honey taken along with cinnamon powder is effective for treating Diabetes and Arthritis.
  5. Honey is used as a food preservative as well as a sweet antibiotic.
  6. Honey when mixed with olive oil is used as a conditioner for hair.
  7. Honey is enriched with anti-oxidants, this helps in preventing ageing of skin.
  8. Gargling honey with warm water along with a pinch of cinnamon helps in preventing bad breath.
  9. Honey is used as an effective fat burner, which in turn leads to weight loss.
  10. Honey is used for treating sore throat by acting against Streptococcus pyogenes, which causes sore throats.
  11. Honey has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties in it. Honey is a golden liquid that is shining in our hands. If you know how to use it, you are amazing!!!
Stay healthy by utilising the naturally available "Foods as Medicine".
How to cite this article:
Team YOUNGWING. Honey - a sweet medicine. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 4-01. 1(1).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0003.