Bees Honey- Medicine As well as Natural Fat Burner
Posted on September 13, 2018 by wpadmin
Honey is a versatile ingredient with a range of medicinal uses.
Honey has been used to treat a wide array of illnesses, ailments, and injuries.
It can be mixed with other remedies and consumed or rubbed onto the skin. Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have attempted to use honey as a remedy for the following:
teething pain, in children over a year old
cough and asthma
diarrhoea and dysentery
bedwetting and frequent urination
high blood pressure
eczema and dermatitis
burns, cuts, and wounds
While not all uses of honey are confirmed as effective, trying it as treatment will not make conditions any worse or cause harm.
Honey is sometimes touted as a cosmetic solution for the cracked, dry, pimply, or clogged skin.
Cave paintings show that around 8,000 years ago, honey was first being used by humans, although there was no evidence of humans keeping and cultivating colonies of bees until 2,400 BC.
Honey was a mainstay in the medical practices of many cultures for centuries. Over 4,000 years ago, honey was used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, where it was thought to be effective in treating indigestion and imbalances in the body.
Before its use by Ancient Egyptians, honey was rubbed onto the skin to treat wounds and has been found in medicinal substances from over 5,000 years ago.
The beneficial properties of honey have been explored and studied in modern times, and there is evidence to suggest that some parts of its historical reputation may hold truth.
Honey contains negligible amounts of vitamins and minerals.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, 17.3 grams (g) of sugar, and 0 g of fiber, fat, and protein.
Choosing honey over refined and processed sugar may lead to long-term health benefits. Honey is known to have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and soothing effects.
It is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals, such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chloride, potassium, and magnesium.
Below is a typical honey profile, according to Bee Source:
Fructose: 38.2 per cent
Glucose: 31.3 per cent
Maltose: 7.1 per cent
Sucrose: 1.3 per cent
Water: 17.2 per cent
Higher sugars: 1.5 per cent
Ash: 0.2 per cent
Other: 3.2 per cent
The slightly acidic pH level of honey is what helps prevent the growth of bacteria, while its antioxidant elements clean up free radicals that are linked to diseases.
The physical properties of honey vary depending on the specific flora used in its production, as well as its water content.
Experimentation is key when substituting honey for sugar. Baking with honey can cause excess browning and moisture.
As a general rule, use ¾ cup of honey for every one cup of sugar, reduce the liquid in the recipe by 2 tablespoons and lower the oven temperature by 25º Fahrenheit.
Here are some quick tips for including honey in the diet:
Use honey to sweeten your dressings or marinades.
Stir honey into coffee or tea.
Drizzle honey on top of toast or pancakes.
Mix honey into yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal for a more natural sweetener.
Spread raw honey over whole grain toast and top with peanut butter.
Alternatively, try these healthy and delicious recipes developed by registered dietitians:
Basil honey mango sorbet
Honey Dijon vinaigrette with arugula, pear and walnut salad
Grilled fruit kebabs
When stored in an airtight container, honey has no expiry date.