Honey! Why we need to care for our bees and eat their gifts!
“Honey originates from flowers having different tastes and potencies. Honey is considered a catalyst substance, carrying the properties of plants and herbs added to it.” – Ancient Wisdom
The healing property to honey is due to the fact that it has an anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti inflammatory property. The ancient Egyptians used honey as an embalming fluid and for dressing wounds. Ayurveda considers honey has one of nature's greatest gift because of its nutrition value but also its medicinal properties. The sugars in honey are glucose, fructose and sucrose, all naturally occurring. Honey contains amino acids, minerals, enzymes fatty acids and carbohydrates....All good but as long as the honey is raw and not heated above 105 degrees fahrenheit...so don't cook it! Honey is a great source of heat and energy and easily digested...enters the blood stream rapidly because of its sugars. A spoon of honey mixed with the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water taken first thing in the morning is a good remedy for constipation and hyperacidity. Ayurveda considers honey as a good help in building hemoglobins in the case of anemia because of its iron, copper and manganese content. Honey can be used externally over wounds and sores. It sooth the pain and acts as an antiseptic. It is great over pimples! cures them overnight! Try it! Honey soothes dry cough. Mix 2 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice with on tablespoon of honey. Heat very gently and take one tsp every hour as needed. You may add some grated ginger too! Few things to not do with honey: should not be mixed with an equal amount of ghee according to Ayurveda and not given to babies according to western medicine.