The virtues of honey
Honey is a gift of nature that humans use for 9000 years. This precious element used by the Egyptians, Greeks and oldest civilizations, is very beneficial for both the body and skin.
Among the many therapeutic uses of honey, one of the key rests its antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
Some characteristics of honey give it a significant antibacterial. Viscosity, for example, limits the dissolution of oxygen, thus ensuring better tissue oxygenation. On the other hand, low protein concentration prevents bacteria from growing properly.
Before the advent of antibiotics, honey was often used in the medical world. Example, it was used as an antiseptic for healing infections and to treat soft warts, pimples infections and boils. During the First and Second World War, it was used to accelerate the healing of wounds of soldiers. However, note that, for the moment, no scientific study has examined the antibacterial effect of honey.
It has also been widely used as healing, and finally as a beauty among the Greeks and Romans who took baths in milk and honey to tone their face.
Some examples of masks:
– Honey, combined with cinnamon: applied as a mask on the skin is known to promote the disappearance of acne pimples and is also used in the treatment of eczema.
– Honey and Lemon: This is one of the most used masks. It is used to clean the skin and regulate the levels of natural oils. This recipe is also used as a remedy against throat infections.
– Honey and Oatmeal: this mask is an excellent exfoliates. Mix a quarter cup of oatmeal with a tablespoon of honey. You can add to the mix two tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt. Apply this mask on clean skin and let it sit a couple of minutes on the skin.
– Honey and clay: clay and honey mixture is beneficial for all skin types. It helps to nourish the skin and clean. The amount of clay should be greater than that of honey, which makes the application of the mask easier.
– Honey and eggs: For dry skin, a spoon of honey mixed with an egg helps to moisten dry and dehydrated skin, allowing the skin to regain its luster.
Thus, carbohydrates of honey are mostly fructose and glucose. These carbohydrates are easily assimilated by the cells of the body that can make fuel for their operation.
In ancient times, for example, athletes drank honey water to quickly recover their strength. Except sugar, honey contains a variety of trace elements which gives it unique qualities energetic, almost.
It is customary to decorate a good tea spoon of honey to cure a bad cold. Far from being a relic of outdated customs, this gesture is instead full of common sense! Indeed, it appears that honey reduces the adhesion of bacteria, thus preventing them from attaching and proliferates. Thus, the honey helps alleviate sore throat and, in the case of dry cough, thin the mucus.
In addition to providing energy, fight bacteria and soothe sore throats, honey also acts on the digestive system! It has diuretic, laxative and helps fight against constipation transient. It is also effective against infections of the stomach and intestine.
Honey also has anti-bacterial, anti-anemic, anti-toxic, antiseptic, antibiotic, digestive, refreshing, balancing, rematerializing and anti-stress…
Honey, with its minerals, helps growth by promoting the retention of calcium and magnesium and helps fight anemia by promoting the production of red blood cells. This is a food preference in children.
Honey has sweetness twice as large as sugar but provides fewer calories. It would therefore be well advised to replace sucrose refined, devitalized and bleached (white sugar industry “classic”) that we consume all the honey…
Then, use honey instead of sugar in your drinks!
In general, the more honey will be dark in color and flavor will be more pronounced.
Acacia honey helps fight against constipation as a regulator of intestinal and calming.
Chestnut honey is unique to promote blood circulation.
Forest honey is an antiseptic especially respiratory.
Honey Buckthorn, laxative, aids digestion
Rosemary honey is also advised in case of digestive problems because it increases bile secretion.
Lavender honey is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory airway.
Honey orange is also known for its soothing properties.
Linden honey promotes sleep.
Thyme honey, antiseptic general, is a good stimulating digestive function.
Pollen is also beneficial in case of intestinal disorders (diarrhea or constipation) and is also beneficial in cases of sleep disorders.