Honey has been used since the beginning of time for its medical properties as well as its anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties. Honey could perhaps be called the most perfect food.
The fascinating process of honey making begins when the local bees start to feast on the local flowers. The bees collect the flower nectar inside of their mouths and then mix it with special enzymes in their saliva. The alchemical process then turns it into what we know as raw honey. Deposited into the cells of their hive walls, they then flutter their wings to keep it ventilated and reduce the moisture content.
Renowned for its medical properties, honey is a great anti bacterial salve for skin conditions. Spread lightly on the irritated area it will speed healing and reduce infection.
Raw honey is a healthier way for an afternoon energy boost. Honey can boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue caused by over use. A healthy afternoon snack with a bit of honey will go far in providing you with that afternoon pick me up at work or play.
Add a touch of cinnamon to your afternoon honey intake and you may well find relief from a bladder infection, arthritis pain, stomach upset and more.
Trying to conceive? Consider adding raw honey to your diet. Known for its properties to increase sperm count and increase fertility in women it just may be what you’re looking for as a beginning step to treat infertility. Go a step further and treat morning sickness with it too. It eases stomach discomfort and reduces nausea.
Consider adding raw local honey to your diet if you suffer from allergies or migraines. The nectar that the bees use to make the honey also contains a bit of the pollens that you’re having allergic reactions to. Try some and see if your allergies or migraines aren’t reduced or even perhaps become non existent after using honey as a treatment.
Reports of honey reducing high cholesterol have been coming in from various sources. Naturally cholesterol free if you need to reduce your cholesterol honey just may be your ticket to staying off of flush causing statins (be sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medication).
Naturally sweet, honey is a great alternative to sugar and a much healthier choice. Try it in baking and even on your breakfast cereal. Baked goods are just as tasty with honey as those made from sugar and much healthier for you.
Honey is also a great way to strengthen your immunity system and help to fight germs and diseases. Indeed with all these benefits, honey may just be the most perfect food.