honeyHoney is sweet fluid food produced by bees from nectar of flowers. It is about 36% denser than water. Honey is made up of sugar, water and other components. It kills bacteria by Plasmolysis due to its high sugar concentration.
Honey contains many vitamins, minerals, antibiotics, enzymes etc. Also it contains many kinds of both amino and organic acids. Honey may contain upto 18 of the 20 amino acids.

Composition

(The values are approximate only and not exact)

Moisture 17.2%
Levilose 38.19%
Dextrose 31.28%
Sucrose 1.31%
Maltose 7.31%
Higher Sugar 1.50%
Lactose / Free acid 0.335%
Ash 0.041%
Nitrogen 0.041%
Other / Undetermined 3.2%

 

100grm Honey contains

(The values are approximate only and not exact)

Energy 304 Kcal
Water 17.2grm
Sugar 82.12grm
Carbohydrates 82.4grm
Protein 0.3grm
Fat 0grm
Calcium 6mg
Phosphorous 4mg
Fibre 0.2grm
Iron 0.42mg
Vitamin C 0.5mg
Potassium 52mg
Sodium 4mg

 

Honey as Medicine

Digestion

Honey contains many enzymes which help in digestion and also is a mild laxative. It enters the blood circulation within five hours of intake.
Take 2 tablespoon of honey, sprinkle some cinnamon powder and take this before food. This relieves acidity and also digests the food easily.

Cough

Mix equal quantity of honey and lime juice. Consume this to get relief from cough.

Hair Loss

Make a paste of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 tablespoon of honey in hot olive oil. Apply this paste before bath and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair and take bath. Do this often to stop hair loss.

Bladder Infection

Mix 2 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of luke warm water and drink.

Tooth Ache

Make a paste of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 5 teaspoon of honey. Apply this paste on aching tooth to get relief from pain.

Pimples

Make a paste of 3 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on pimples before sleeping and wash away with warm water next day morning. This will remove pimples from its root, if this is done everyday for 2 weeks.

Eczema / Ring worm / Skin infection

To cure eczema, ring worm and skin infections apply a paste made of equal quantity of honey and cinnamon powder on the affected parts.

Insomnia

To cure insomnia and get a sound sleep, take half a glass of water and mix one spoon of honey and one spoon of lime juice. Drink this before sleep at night and you will get a sound sleep.

Increase Body Weight

Take one cup of milk and mix it with one spoon of honey in it. Drink this two times a day for two months and your body weight will increase.

Constipation

Drink one cup of hot water mixed with one teaspoonful of honey.

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