It has antibacterial properties, soothes cough, relieves inflammation, is a super food for children, pregnant women and elderly, stabilizes mood and energy returns.
One of the easiest ways to exploit the virtues of honey is consuming 2 tablespoons daily.
The antibacterial properties of honey mainly from its content of glucose oxidase, an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide in the body; and other enzymes that prevent bacteria from growing.
So honey also neutralizes bacteria that enter through food such as Salmonella or Escherichia coli and as natural medicine is effective against Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
With honey can prevent diseases such as bronchitis, sinusitis or tonsillitis. Honey lavender, lime, rosemary, or eucalyptus are especially suitable for this use.
All teas that are consumed with sedatives or tranquilizing purposes, tachycardia or insomnia, are more effective if we add honey.
FOR KIDNEY, ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA AND FATIGUE
In renal patients, honey has a beneficial effect as it is a hypertonic solution that brings the 37-40% glucose. Glucose is absorbed easily and feeds the cells of many organs, regulates the osmotic balance of the blood and tissues, and can be also used as a diuretic.
Honey is recommended in cases of bed wetting children, since being a hygroscopic product tends to water absorption.
TIP: In a study done at the University of Copenhagen doctors gave their patients daily before breakfast, a tablespoon of honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder. In a week of 200 patients who continued treatment, 75 were free from pain fully a month later and most patients fail to feel pain, and even those who could barely walk.
For nervous people exhausted or fatigued, in order to regain their normal state, are advised to take in the evening a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon and half an orange.
Honey has somnifacient, relaxing and sleep-inducing properties, so it is highly recommended in the diet of patients affected with chronic insomnia.
RECIPES FROM A SPECIALIST
Honey is an excellent antibiotic and palliative and preventive of any infection of the respiratory tract; in these cases, we can ingest or make a tea puffs of eucalyptus or thyme to which we add one or two tablespoons of honey.
To relieve congestion and provide us with a most enjoyable evening, more than once we have resorted to a glass of hot milk with honey; This simple recipe is very effective for its simplicity and usually forget after other more complex or costly remedies that are generally not as appropriate for the overall health.
If we consume honey diluted in warm water, ninety minutes before meals, will relieve ulcer, gastritis or heartburn; This is because decreases acidity, promotes healing of the mucosa and may have some effect on Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium involved in the development of the ulcer. This same preparation, immediately before meals, helps the digestive process in those who often suffer slow digestion.
Combining exercises that strengthen the muscles of the bladder with regular consumption of honey, often improve urinary incontinence often affects older women.
Usually, when we have sore eyes or conjunctivitis, we use an infusion of chamomile or eyebright to relieve them; well, if we add to that infused a little honey, the results are better.
HONEY FOR SKIN:
Honey promotes healing of wounds and burns, being used as an external treatment, applying a layer on the affected area prevents this from becoming infected. It can also be used for diabetic foot ulcers, honey can be used to accelerate the regenerative processes of the skin and promote healing of cuts, burns, abscesses, ulcers or sores; in these cases honey has antiseptic, relieves pain and facilitates cell division that promotes fast and effective healing.
It has multiple cosmetic actions and we can mention the masks of honey in your face or use a tablespoon or two of it in bath water to relieve skin problems such as psoriasis and allergies.
It also strengthens the hair, giving it body; balance and alleviates scalp conditions in that zone. As a nutrient, it is perfect for the brunt skin, hands and feet.
Two formulas for use now.
Honey Shampoo: In 100 children shampoo c add 1 tablespoon of honey and 40 ml of brandy, mix vigorously. It is very nourishing for the hair and leaves the scalp free of germs.
Honey Liquid soap for hands and feet: Boil half a loaf of white cut or grated soap in 200 cc of water, stirring until the soap is integrated. Let cool a few minutes and add a tablespoon of oil, wheat germ oil (or olive oil) and 2 tablespoons honey. Remove. Once the liquid homogeneous look, you can bottle dispenser in a container and leave in the sink.
TIP: BABIES AND CHILDREN UNDER 12 MONTHS SHOULD NOT EAT HONEY, BECAUSE THEIR STOMACH ACID IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO DEFEND FROM Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism, BACTERIA THAT MAY BE PRESENT. BUT NOTE THIS IS being reevaluated.
• An apple, a tablespoon of honey, one half cup of water, a slice of lime, crushed ice.
• Two bananas, one-half cup water, one tablespoon of oatmeal, a tablespoon of honey, crushed ice.
• A banana, a peach, a cup and a half of water, lemon slice a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of granulated lecithin, crushed ice.
•A cup of orange juice, a banana, a cup and a half of water, a tablespoon of honey, crushed ice.[/box]