The word “honey” is synonymous with flowers, the nectar of flowers, bees, beeswax, and beehives. Honey is called divine medicine. Honey has been used as an important medicine in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
In Ayurvedic medicine, honey is mixed with medicinal plants, herbs, roots, and various spices and used as medicine for various ailments. Eating a little honey every day supports Ayurveda.
What is honey?
Simply put, honey is a very sweet food that bees make from flower nectar. The thick liquid of golden or dark brown color contains all the essential life-saving ingredients like enzymes, water, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants (improves brain function), etc. Honey is a food that is not easily spoiled and does not need to be refrigerated.
What is the difference between honey and sugar?
Honey is made by nature. People don’t make it. GI (glycemic index) of honey is low in value.
The glucose and fructose present in honey are different so they are easily digested. Enzymes are not needed.
Sugar is man-made. This is a highly processed product.
Sugar has a higher GI -value. So blood sugar rises rapidly. The glucose and fructose present in sugar are together. Stomach enzymes need to be secreted for digestion.
Health benefits of honey.
The health benefits of honey are discussed below –
Honey is an effective remedy for asthma. Half a gram of red pepper powder + half a gram of honey + ginger mix together. If we can eat this three times a day will reduce the asthma problem a lot.
Removes age marks:
Honey contains humectant compounds. Which works to retain moisture in the skin and maintain the elasticity of the skin surface. The humectant compound makes the skin supple and removes the impression of age. It also helps to reduce skin blemishes.
Those who have a problem with whooping cough can mix one teaspoon of ginger juice with one teaspoon of honey every day. This will reduce the cough.
Honey increases energy:
Honey contains natural sugars. This natural sugar gives energy to the body and helps to keep the body functioning. Those who like to eat sweets can eat honey instead of sweets.
Helps to lose weight
Eating a spoonful of honey every morning will reduce excess body weight. However, on an empty stomach, a glass of warm water, lemon juice, mixed with honey should be eaten. This will keep the stomach clean.
Keeps blood clean:
Mixing cinnamon powder with honey eliminates blood vessel problems and reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood by 10%. This reduces the risk of a heart attack.
Honey contains vitamin B complex. Which relieves diarrhea constipation. So, honey helps to relieve constipation.
Mixing 2 teaspoons of honey with a glass of milk before going to bed at night will increase sleep.
Honey is very good for the eyes. An hour before breakfast, two teaspoons of honey mixed with carrot juice increases eyesight.
Honey acts as a direct pain reliever. Honey works well in the treatment of slightly burnt skin.