Friday, January 20, 2012

"The secret of my health is applying honey inside and oil outside." - Democritus, contemporary of Hippocrates, who lived to the ripe age of 109.

Honey  has been considered to be nature's most complete food since ancient times. Bees are busy making it as we speak. It is a remarkable substance being made every day. It can be used as food to enrich a healthy eating regimen, add moisture to beauty products, and is used as a sweetening substitute for processed white sugar. It can be taken as a food supplement contained within other whole food products or deliciously by itself.

Taking organic raw honey
is a healthy way to get an energy boost.

  • Its carbohydrates supply us with energy and strength. It can boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.
  • It’s also proven good when dissolved in herbal teas for sore throats including laryngitis and pharyngitis.
I have found by reading through a few holistic and medical research articles that honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath. It's amino acid content is said to slow down hair loss.

 Read "The Honey Thing" to investigate further about its researched benefits:

Raw honey can be used as a medication for men with problems of impotence and women with problems related to infertility. Drinking the combination of warm raw goat's milk and raw honey is believed to increase sperm count considerably.

  • A salve made of honey, for diabetic ulcers, has been proven effective when other topical antibiotics are not well tolerated.
  • It can be applied to eczema, canker sores or bleeding gums.
  • Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for many ailments like stomach aches, constipation and even migraines.
  • Honey and lemon goes to work in the body shifting the extra fat stores, thus making it usable energy for regular body functions. And, honey is cholesterol-free. It reportedly can even help to keep cholesterol levels in check.
Raw honey has a viscous texture due to its low water content. It also establishes a poor environment for bad bacteria to grow, and is a good natural preservative.

Precautions Honey contains a natural presence of botulinum endospores, therefore, children under one year old should not be given honey. Before the age of twelve months, a child’s intestinal track is not mature enough to inhibit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which is often found in honey. No honey, in any form, should be given to babies younger than one.

I hope you enjoyed the information I have gathered. Please refer to the first two postings in my series about honey.

Fruits of the Earth: Honey is the Nectar of the Gods
and  Honey:  How Sweet Is It?

Please feel free to comment in the box below about anything in this blog and I hope to see you as a guest one day at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast where you will taste an assortment of locally produced Finger Lakes honey.

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