The medical benefits of honey

From the ancient times, people use honey for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Aristotle mentions it healing properties in 384 BC, and King Solomon in Bible said:
“My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;”

For Ancient Egyptians honey was luxury goods.
I appointed for thee archers and collectors of honey, bearing incense to deliver their yearly impost into thy august treasury.
Papyrus Harris, donation to the temple of Re at Heliopolis, New Kingdom

Egyptians honey jars

Egyptians honey jars

So, what is the medical value of honey?

Honey includes vitamins, trace enzymes, amino acids, and minerals like calcium, iron, sodium chloride, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium.

Because of its bend toward the acidic PH level (3.2 to 4.5), it helps reduce bacteria growth and the antioxidant properties help it wipe out some free radicals.

Honey reducing the severity, frequency and bothersome nature of a nighttime cough.

Also, honey include contains flavonoids that help reduce a risk of some sort of cancer and heart disease.

In India said that it useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.

Can be used as a wound dressing to promote rapid and improved healing. Use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.

Honey is also a probiotic because some varieties possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria.

A lot of useful articles about benefits of honey for health you can read HERE.

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11 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    I love honey.

    It like how many benefits that it provides you talked about on your page. Very impressive.

    I remember my Mom used to give me honey as a boy for a sore throat and it really helped and was good too.

    The probiotic qualities is relatively new to me. That is really important.

    Sweet Honey seems to describe it well.

  2. Norman says:

    Honey is real good and has been used in so many ways, I believe that honey is such a great bless, thanks to our little insect friends. I have use honey and lime to soothe sore throat. Back in the day when ate pancakes I loved to put honey on it. You have written and awesome and I am sure that your viewers will be happy to hear what you are sharing and they will have a greater love for honey that is such a blessing.

  3. Damian says:

    This is a Brilliant and very informative post on “Health Benefits of Honey”

    I have to confess Honey is not top on my list of things I consume bit seeing the benefits after reading this article I think that may have to change.

    I have had honey on pancakes in the past and I have heard that Honey, Lemon, and hot water can have soothing healing effects.

    However, I am not certain of any other ways I could incorporate honey into my diet

    Can you make any other suggestions Jelena, it would be most helpful ?

    Thanks for sharing this wisdom and knowledge Jelena

  4. Carmen says:

    Your very knowledgeable about honey’s health benefits, and I was really interested in the weight loss article, because I use honey in my tea and even my coffee, and it’s nice to see that you wrote about honey being good for wounds because there are a lot of people who don’t know about that. I enjoyed reading the articles here, very interesting and helpful.

    • Jelena says:

      Thank you Carmen !
      Many people don’t know about positive effect that honey have on our body.
      Honey is not just sweetener, it is really medicine that nature give to us.

  5. Adrian says:

    I have always loved honey ever since I was growing up and have been aware of how good it is for you as I always keep some on hand in the pantry.

    I sometimes use it at breakfast where I put some honey on toast but I also find it very helpful if I have a cough or a sore throat.

    It does have some amazing medicinal qualities and I’m not surprised that it can help to heal wounds and burns but I wasn’t aware that it was a probiotic which is good to know.

    • JelenaBB says:

      Adrian, a lot of people don’t know of benefits using honey every day. Just eating one teaspoon in the morning and in the evening is enough to energize our body and helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection.
      Thank you for comment!

  6. Darren Hoile says:

    hiney is so under valued by alot of society, I’m delighted to see someone promoting and raising awareness of this wonderful food.

    I use honey in most of my cooking and drinks instead of sugar.

    I also apply to wounds to help them to heal!

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