Honey Benefits Weight Loss: Honey contains almost 600 compounds and is the oldest sweetener known to man. It claims that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right doses with medicine, it does not harm diabetic or obese patients .Honey is made from nectar , a sweet sap produced by special glands in flowers collected from both wild and cultivated plants. No flower will directly give you honey but it is collected by honey bees and is converted into honey by them and stored in the honeycomb. To transform nectar into honey, honeybees reduce the moister content so that the final honey produced contains between 14 and 19 % water. Its nutritive value is due to the presence of high level of sugars.Honey Benefits Weight Loss
Honey Nectar contains-
Water 50-90 %.
1-4% aromatic substances
Twelve carbon compounds
Small amount of minerals, acids, colouring materials and flavouring materials.
Vitamine B1, B2, C and nicotinic acid
Daily use of honey and cinnamon power strengthens the immune system and protects the body from virus and bacteria attack. Use of honey daily streghtenes our white blood cells(WBC).
Take honey Daily in the morning half an hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, take honey and cinnamon power boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight. Taking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body .
It contains flavonoids, antioxidants which helps reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Cough and cold
It reliefs coughs. in a study it was found that, a single dose of honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep. A mixture of 1/2 tsp of black pepper power, 1/4 tsp of long pepper powder and 1 tsp of honey helps relieve a painful throat, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds added to black tea with a dash of honey gives good relief in case of cough, cold and throat inflammation.
Now days hair loss problem is common among people and those who suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of ht olive oil, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for 15 minutes and than wash the hair, regularly practicing this will definitely help in your hair growth.
Honey also work work as wound healer, external application of honey has been shown to be effective. The viscosity of honey provides a protective barrier to prevent wounds from becoming infected. It stimulates the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of the fibroblasts that replace the damaged connective tissue with new. Honey is fully effective even with antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
To heal burns, mix honey with turmeric powder and apply the paste on the burn areas.
Note: Use pure honey to gain maximum benefits.
Beauty (skin care)
Take 1 tsp of honey and pour little almond flour into the honey. Mix well and apply on your face as facial scrub.
It greatly work as moisturizer for dry skins or mature skins. Try this- mix 2 tsp honey with 1 tsp milk, apply on the face , leave for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.
You can also make use of it as a face pack , mix 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp glycerin and flour to make enough for whole face. Gently apply on your face, let it remain for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.
Source: From internet, some relevant books(Ayurveda for all).
Note: This information is only for educational purpose. Please consult a doctor before using them.
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