Honey is one of the best, and tastiest, salves nature has to offer. The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Chinese all used it both in medicine and in the kitchen. Honey is commonly used as a sweetener. It’s made up of 70–80 percent sugar; the rest is water, minerals, and protein. It’s also used to alleviate allergies. But honey has many other uses. Surprisingly, many of the conditions that honey is used to treat are far more serious than a simple sore throat.
Honey can help with everything from low energy to sleep problems to seasonal allergies. Switching to raw honey may even help weight-loss efforts when compared to diets containing sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Here are some vital uses of honey –
- Weight Management – Honey can actually help prevent packing on extra pounds and also lower blood sugar. The results also suggest that in comparison to sugar, honey may lower serum triglycerides (which cause heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke). Studies have also shown that raw honey could help reduce appetite.
- Wounds and Ulcers – Honey can sterilize wounds and promote healing, and also reduce pain, odour, and wound size. It can also treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and long-term ulcers and wounds after surgery and from burns. For deep cuts and wounds, it may delay healing time. You should only use honey after you’ve seen a doctor.
3.Diabetes aid- Consumption of raw honey can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help aid medication used to treat diabetes. Honey also has a sweeter taste than sugar and may help you use less sweetener on foods, this makes honey a better option than sugar.
4. Acne cure – Honey can be used as an affordable face cleanser to fight off acne, and it’s gentle on all skin types.
5. Fertility – Honey has been praised for its potential to boost fertility in both men and women, but the evidence is mixed. Two separate studies using rats, conducted in Nigeria in 2013, give very different results. While one showed that honey increases the sperm count of male rats, the other showed that too much honey can have a negative effect on fertility in rats. More research needs to be done.
6. Burns – Honey has been used as a salve to heal burns and prevent infections for thousands of years, according to the Mayo Clinic. Results also show that honey may reduce burn healing time.
This study compared honey to a silver sulfadiazene dressing for burns, and found that honey makes wounds sterile in less time, enhances healing, and doesn’t leave as much scarring as the other treatment.
So that is basically what we have for now, ensure to infuse honey into your diet plan, its amazing!!