Honey not only scores high on the food-o-metre for its taste, but it’s also highly recommended for its medicinal properties and health benefits.
One of the easiest foods to digest, honey is a good ingredient for beauty treatments too. Here we list some of the benefits…
l Honey is a healthy substitute for sugar in drinks and foods. When added with milk, it enhances the taste, as well as helps strengthen and boosts the immunity system of the body. You can also apply it on the toast or add it to the ice-creams.
l It’s highly recommended for those interested in dieting. A glass of warm water, in which honey and lemon is added, is a healthy way to start your day, as it cuts down the fat without compromising on the energy levels. It also increases energy levels, since its natural fruit sugars prevent fatigue during exercise.
l Honey has anti-bacterial properties that help improve digestive system.
l Honey is also known to have carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties that may help in the prevention of cancer.
l Add a few drops of ginger juice to a tablespoon of honey and consume twice a day to treat sore throat.
l Easy to digest, giving kids two spoons of honey daily makes sure that they have enough energy to sustain through the day.
l Its antiseptic properties inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and helps keep wounds clean and free from infection. It can be used as a natural cure in first aid treatment for wounds, burns and cuts as it promotes healing. Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and function as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and pain, and even scarring.
l Applying honey for 10 to 15 minutes on the face before washing off with lukewarm water, keeps the skin supple and fresh looking.
l Rinsing hair with two spoons of honey added in warm water, before washing thoroughly adds sheen to the hair.
l Adding one or two teaspoons of honey to a cup of chamomile tea before bedtime is a recommended cure to soothe nerves and aid in a sound sleep.