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Reckoned as the best health food across the globe, honey is truly a wonderful creation of nature. It is amongst the most widely used sweeteners and has a vast number of health benefits. It’s no wonder that so many cultures around the world use honey as a base for traditional medicines. Ayurveda also places a great deal of faith in the restorative and healing properties of honey. Here’s why:
Honey is rich in antioxidants and has the ability to fight bacteria. Daily consumption of honey can be beneficial in boosting immunity in the long run. Also, it is advised to consume honey every morning before breakfast or before a workout to get extra energy.
Honey is the best moisturizer for skin. It not only clears your pores but also helps moisturize dehydrated skin. Also being a natural antiseptic, it is useful for the treatment of wounds, bruises, cuts, burns, and other infection. Apply a thin coat of honey on clean skin and rinse off after 10 mins.
Consumption of honey averts metabolic stress and helps calm and pacify the brain. It not only increases brain power but also makes you a healthier person.
Honey is known to burn body fats even while you are asleep. It is one of the best foods for losing weight. Have a spoonful of honey before going to bed. You can also consume a little honey with warm water on an empty stomach early in the morning.
Drinking a tablespoon of honey can reduce irritation in the throat. It is a natural remedy for a cough and also helps relieve nocturnal cough, allowing you to get proper sleep.
If you have difficulty in falling asleep, you should try drinking a concoction made of warm milk and honey just before sleep. Add a teaspoon of honey into a glass of hot milk and sip slowly to induce sleep.
Honey is known to release antiseptic hydrogen peroxide which acts as an antimicrobial agent that prevents the growth of bacteria. Use raw honey mixed with water as mouthwash. Moreover, rubbing honey directly on the gums can give instant relief from pain and inflammation.
With so many great properties, is it any wonder that every Indian household has a jar of honey in its kitchen? Probably not. So, enjoy the goodness of honey and remember that for almost every ailment, honey can be used to bring relief. It truly is nature’s golden nectar!
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