Honey is known for its health benefits since ancient times;
even Aristotle encouraged honey’s healing features. Today,
researchers are finding that many historic claims about this
sweet nectar may be true. Honey is about 70 to 80 percentage
sugar, (fructose and glucose), from where it cames his sweet
aroma. The remaining 20 to 30 percent is composed of valuable
minerals and water. However there’s more. Honey is also widely
recognized for having antiseptic and antibacterial properties
that appear to combat a lots of infection and aid chronic
You`ve heard that spoonful of honey is good for
a cough? Sure, of course that’s true. We will see what our
researchers are saying about those health powers of honey:
1. Gastroenteritis in babies and children: A new study in the
British Scientific Journal found out that when infants and
younger children with bacterial diarrhea had been given honey,
the duration of their symptoms was shortened drastically. In
addition, the sugar content from the honey was safely used as a
substitute for glucose in the oral rehydration solution (a
solution that also contains electrolytes).
2. Wounds and burns: When applied topically, honey may also
mitigatethe sighs of bacterial skin infections, consisting of
cellulitis and Staphylococcus aureus (removing the need for
oral antibiotics in some cases). Scientist found that honey
contains bee defensin 1, an antimicrobial peptide that kills
bacteria and, in a few cases, in the first place helps prevent
infection from developing . Manuka honey (honey that is
produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of the
wild Manuka tree) has been prowen to kill micro organisms by
destroying key bacterial proteins. It’s even been effective in
treating MRSA (antibiotic resistant bacteria that is hard to
treat), pressure sores and cintinual leg ulcers.
3. Allergic Reactions: Lots of people have recommended that
honey can relieve the symptoms of seasonal alsuch asies, like
stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. Does it really help?
Researchers are working on medical evidence, but anecdotal
evidence of honey’s fine effect on hypersensitive is based on
the prevailing theory that consuming honey every day iis just
like step by step vaccinating the body against allergens.
Honey consists of a selection of the same pollen spores that
give allergy sufferers symptoms, so introducing those spores
into the body in small amounts gets the body used to them and
helps prevent an immune system response (such as the discharge
of histamines, which causes symptoms).
4. Colds: Spoonful of honey appears to lessen the early
symptoms of a cold by means of calming and soothing inflamed
membranes and easing coughs. In a study of over a thousand
kids, buckwheat honey beat out dextromethorphan (a cough
suppressant) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine) in
suppressing nighttime coughs.
5. Acid reflux disease: Honey may also prevent GERD, or
gastroesophageal reflux disorder. Scientists claim it is
honey’s viscosity, or thickness, that help prevent stomach
contents from leaking again into the esophagus.