Honey’s natural healing and beauty benefits

Honey’s natural sugars and rich number of nutrients make if a great sweetener but it is also well known for being a great healer. Over the centuries it has gained popularity and today is used by many.

It is a great healer due to its nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants that combine together to thwart infections and since ancient times it has been renowned for its medicinal value. It is thought to be a great benefit for reducing the effects of poisoning, stopping hiccups, treating urinary tract disorders, helping with eyesight, nausea, vomiting and much more.

The content of honey is mainly water, minerals and vitamins that include riboflavin, calcium, pantothenic acid, iron, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Plus it is full of enzymes and antioxidants like flayoniods and phenolic acids that eliminate free radicals. Honey is an antiseptic therapeutic agent for treating burns, wounds and ulcers for centuries.

Honey will absorb water in a wound since its contents are glucose and fructose thus drying out the wound and inhibiting the growth of bacteria or fungi. Glucose oxidase, found in raw honey when combined with water will form hydrogen peroxide which is an antiseptic with medicinal benefits.

There is also a big use for honey in the beautification world. The amino acids, minerals and vitamins make it a great beauty aid. It is valuable nutritional aid for skin and hair and over time the effects of its use will be easily seen. If taken for long periods of time it will help give the skin a glow, reduce wrinkles and result in making people look younger.

It is a natural cleaner and moisturizer and is used in skin-cleaning formulations and is an effective in exfoliation that makes skin look younger and softer. Facial masks are made with honey to help make the skin glow and softer. It is an instant energy source if taken prior to exercise or physical activity and helps muscles to recover quicker and if taken with dairy products it will enhance growth of bifidobacteria which is the good bacteria in our stomachs.