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Why Do You need to Consume Honey Every Day?

  • 02 May 2019
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Honey has always been held in high regards in Ayurveda. Not only does it act as a natural sweetener but it also has a lot of nutritional and medicinal properties.

The sugar in honey is a combination of glucose, fructose and sucrose. Glucose is the simplest form of sugar. It is found in blood, fruit and vegetables. Fructose, also called fruit sugar, crystallises more easily than glucose. Sucrose is a combination of glucose and fructose. Here are some lesser known benefits of honey:

Heart

Ayurveda recommends honey for the health of the heart. The hardest working organ in the body, the ancient texts recommends taking it with a glass of water and lemon in the morning and at night. It is helpful for cardiac pain and palpitation of the heart.

Anaemia

Honey is helpful in building haemoglobin which is made up of iron, copper and manganese. It helps to maintain the right balance of haemoglobin and red blood corpuscles.

Skin

When applied externally to the skin, honey helps to rejuvenate it. It is used to treat wounds and sores due to its antibacterial properties. It is especially effective in curing burns.

Eyes

When applied to the eyes daily, it helps to improve the eyesight. It is also helpful in treating itching eyes, conjunctivitis and trachoma. When taken internally, it is helpful to prevent glaucoma from forming.

Stomach

Ayurveda recommends honey for the stomach. It helps with the digestion and prevents stomach diseases. It controls the overproduction of hydrochloric acid that prevents nausea, vomiting and heartburn.

This article is a review of how ancient physicians use honey according to the Ayurvedic texts. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. Please discuss with your doctor before using honey as a remedy.

Photo Credit: Rumah Zakat



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