Honey has been known for centuries as the ally of health, and it can be used in the treatment of skin diseases, insect stings and acne. The regular consumption of honey helps the health of the heart, increases the immunity and improves the intestinal microflora.
Despite the high levels of sugar, honey has been known for centuries as the ally of health. The latest researches show that this sweet ingredient helps in the treatment of mild night cough in children between the age of one and five. Also, a study published in the magazine “Pediatrics” shows that honey has a better effect than placebo made from syrup in the treating of coughs and the maintaining of continuous sleep.
Despite having positive effects on children older than one year, the honey has positive effects on adults as well, and “Huffingtonpost” gives five of these.
1. It acts as an antibiotic
Skin diseases – from burns, scratches to surgical incisions or ulcers – it is proven that they respond to products prepared from honey. This is due to hydrogen peroxide, a natural ingredient of honey which is created by enzymes that bees possess.
2. It calms the sting wounds from mosquitoes
According to the fact that the honey has anti-inflammatory effect, it is also ideal to ease the itching and irritation that occur when mosquitoes sting.
3. It improves the immunity
The honey in larger quantities contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals, which can help the health of the heart and protect the body from cancer.
4. Provides good function of the digestive system
In a study published in 2006 in “BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine”, scientists have found that using honey instead of sugar in processed food has improved the intestinal microflora in male mice.
5. Good acne treatment
Manuka and Kanuka types of honey are very effective in the treatment of acne which occur as a result of inflammatory and infectious processes on the face, back and chest.