8 Proven Healing Benefits From Using Honey

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The fact that honey has unlimited healing abilities is documented as far back as the bible. King Solomon was quoted as saying, “My son, eat thou honey, for it is good.” Originally recognized for its sweetening powers, it wasn’t long before its properties as an effective antioxidant were discovered and its abilities to prevent the spread of free radicals. It acts as an antifungal agent and can deal directly with bacterial and fungal conditions. Its properties as an anti-inflammatory also help people deal with infections and allergies.

Processionals in the field say in order to accumulate a pound of honey it will take about 60,000 bees frequenting nearly 2 million flowers. No matter what you plan on using honey for, it is always in your best interest to purchase raw unfiltered honey. Infants and small children should not be given honey because it could contain botulism and kids may not have a digestive system that is developed enough to deal with it.

All you need is a good dose of honey to begin to see relief on any of the following conditions. It’s no wonder it is referred to as liquid gold.

 

1. Reduces chances of heart problems

The benefits of honey regarding heart conditions continues to grow as researchers implement more clinical trials. At this time, mixing honey with cinnamon and spreading it on toast in the morning will go far in helping any heart issues you already have or preventing new ones. You will find adding honey to your diet on a regular basis will cut down on your cholesterol levels, strengthen your veins and arteries, maintain a solid heart rate, and will cut down on any shortness of breath you may be experiencing. If you are serious about bringing your cholesterol levels down, add 2 tablespoons of honey with 3 tablespoons of cinnamon in 16 ounces of warm water. The mixture was able to bring down cholesterol levels in patients by 10 percent in just two hours. You can repeat this mixture up to three times each day.

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