Honey is a viscous sweet food substance made by honey bees and some other insects . Bees produce honey from the sugary secretion of plants or from secretion of the other insects. by enzymatic activity , regurgitations and water evaporation . Bee store honey in wax structures called honeycombs .
HOW HONEY CAN BE USED IN DAILY ROUTINE ?
1 Improve digestion – Use one or two tablespoon to treat indigestion .
2 Cure Nausea – Mix honey with ginger and lemon juice to help treat nausea.
3 Cure Acne :- Take half teaspoon of honey, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry. It can be used as an affordable face cleanser to cure acne of all type of skin .
4 Exfoliator –Use of honey on dry winter skin by adding two cups of honey to a bath and soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda for the last 15 minutes.
5 Improve diabetes – Honey increases insulin and decreases hyperglycemia therefore it can be used to cure diabetes .
6 Help To Lower cholesterol – It can help reduce cholesterol and therefore decrease your risk for coronary artery disease.
7 Improve circulation – Honey makes your brain function optimally improving blood circulation and strengthening the heart .
8 Antioxidant support – Consumption of Honey increases plaque-fighting antioxidants.
9 Help To Cure Insomnia :- Honey help to restore sleep . Add a tablespoon to warm milk to help increase melatonin and help to sleep.
10 Pre-biotic support – Raw honey naturally have prebiotics property which promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.
11 Improve allergies – Raw honey can help reduce seasonal allergies if it is collected from a good source .
12 Lose weight – Replacing white sugar with row honey can help in weight management
13 Moisturize –Squeeze a lemon in one teaspoon of honey and olive oil can be used as a hydrating lotion.
14 Hair mask – Honey hair mask can help boost shine, mix 1 tsp of raw honey with 5 cups of warm water apply over hairs and rinse it.
15 Eczema relief – Use to treat mild eczema. Use it as a topical mixture of equal parts of honey and cinnamon.
16 Reduce inflammation – Honey has anti-inflammatory agents that can treat respiratory conditions such as asthma.
17 Heal wounds – Honey used topically can help quicken healing time for rashes, wounds, mild burns and abrasions. Honey can boost healing time and reduce infection .
18 Cure UTI – Honey can help improve urinary tract infections due to its antibacterial properties.
19 Shampoo – Honey can cleanse and restore the health of your hair and scalp.
20 Cure sore throat – Honey uses for sore throats by simply mix it with lemon essential oil and peppermint oil for fast acting benefits.
21 Anti bacterial and Anti Fungal Properties :- It can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus. It has Hydrogen Peroxide which is an antiseptic
22 Phytonutrient Properties :- This compound help to protect the plant from harm like it keep insects away or shield the plant from ultraviolet radiation .
23 Cure Hangover :- During hangover which causes heavy head , waves of nausea, raging thirst , oversensitivity to light take 3 to 4 teaspoon of honey . Honey has fructose content which in oxidation of alcohol by liver , help in basic metabolism of body .
24 Treat Dandruff :-By applying honey mixed with warm water it can help to cure dandruff .
In addition to beneficial prebiotics and nutrients, raw honey can also carry harmful bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum. It may cause severe complications to the infants( when used in row form ) :-
1 Loss of head control
3 Poor Feeding
4 Slow Breathing
5 Absence of Gagging
6 Sagging Eyelids
8 Paralysis that spreads downward
9 Weak Cry
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.