The Many Health Benefits Of Honey

Honey is a sweet food made by bees from nectar of various flowers.It is a 100% natural sweetener,a miracle food which never goes bad. Bacteria cannot survive in honey because of its low water content and high acidic PH.

Honey is widely available and its health benefits are as numerous as its colors and tastes.

Honey

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Honey Facts

Honey has sugar mainly in the form of fructose & glucose.Because of the fructose, honey is sweeter than sugar. It has antioxidants,is fat & cholesterol free. It has minerals, vitamins and protein.

1 Tbsp honey has 64 calories . It has a lower Glycemic Index of 55 to sugar's 61, which means it is absorbed into the blood slower than sugar and maintains a lower blood sugar level. This way the pancreas are less stimulated to produce insulin. This in turn helps the immune system. Also, a higher blood sugar level as triggered by sugar consumption leads to higher cholesterol levels, heart disease and obesity.

Honey, therefore, gives energy for a longer time as the sugar in honey is more slowly absorbed than sugar.

Honey kills bacteria because of the potassium in it. Hence it is very beneficial in typhoid, bronchopneumonia, and other bacterial diseases.

It has high Iron content thus cures anaemia. It has many minerals and elements like manganese, silica, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sulfur, iodine, carotene etc.

Thus honey is a tonic and medicine both. Many times honey is used as a carrier for other medicines. Thus the health benefits of honey are numerous.

Honey Nutrient Levels

Hon
ey
Nutritional value
per 100 grams or 3.5 oz
Energy
1,272 kJ (304 Kcal)
Carbohydrates
82.4 g
Sugars
82.12 g
Dietary fiber
0.2 g
Fat
0 g
Protein
0.3 g
Water
17.10 g
Riboflavin (vit. B2)
0.038 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3)
0.121 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.068 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6
0.024 mg (2%)
Folate (vit. B9)
2 mcg (1%)
Vitamin C
0.5 mg (1%)
Calcium
6 mg (1%)
Iron
0.42 mg (3%)
Magnesium
2 mg (1%)
Phosphorus
4 mg (1%)
Potassium
52 mg (1%)
Sodium
4 mg (0%)
Zinc
0.22 mg (2%)
Shown is for 100 g
or roughly 5 tbs.
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
 
 
Source: USDA
Nutrient Database
Nutrient levels in honey

Bees At Work

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Honey And Health

Three main health benefits of honey are:

1. It is a natural energy booster.

2. It builds immunity because of its antioxidant & antibacterial properties.

3. It is naturally beneficial in many ailments.

Precaution :

Honey should not be given to infants below the age of 24 months as some honey contains low levels of spores of naturally occurring Clostridium botulinum, which bees collect along with the nectar. The spores are neither detectable nor removable during processing. The infant's digestive system is immature and not acidic enough to inhibit the toxins produced by these spores. Hence, the caution.

However, Honey is safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers as their digestive system is capable of rendering the spores harmless by killing them in the intestines.


Methods to judge the purity of Honey

1. Put a few drops of honey in water. If the drops remain as they are and do not mix with water on their own it is pure. If the drops mix with water the honey is adulterated.

2. A cotton wick dipped in honey and lighted, stays alight.

3.If honey is poured on a honeybee so much the bee is submerged by it, the honeybee comes out of it without the honey sticking to its wings and flies away.

4. A drop of honey poured on paper leaves no spot on the paper.

5. Pure honey solidifies in winter and liquifies in summer.


Storage of Honey

Store honey at a temperature of 70 degrees F to 80 degrees F in a dry place away from sunlight. Do not store in a refrigerator as cold temperature speeds up the process of granulation of the sugar in it.

Crystallisation or granulation of honey is not a sign of bad quality as over a period of time all honey does so. Reheating the honey at a temperature of 50 deg F to 60 deg F liquifies it . Never boil honey.


The Health Benefits Of Honey

1. Asthma

Regular intake gives strength to the lungs, cures cough, dryness of the throat and removes phlegm.

2. Cough

Licking 12 gms honey 3 times a day removes phlegm and reduces cough.

3. Frostbite

Applying and lightly rubbing honey on frost bitten body parts removes pain there in.

4. Burns and Injuries

Applied on burns and injuries it heals faster and does not leave scars.

5. Gout and Rheumatism

Consume honey regularly. It helps control pain.

6. Tiredness

Drinking water in which 2 spoons honey and juice of 1 lemon has been added removes tiredness and gives energy.

7. One sided Headache

Put a drop of honey in the nostril which is opposite to the side of the head pain is to relieve pain.

8. Migraine

Take 2 spoons honey with food every time. It controls migraine pains. Anytime one has migraine pain take 2 spoons honey. It relieves pain.

9. Heart Tonic

Honey gives strength to the heart. Shortage of glycogen in the blood can cause fainting, in such cases 2 spoons honey can prevent one from fainting.

Due to cold or weakness if the heartbeat increases it can cause suffocation. Taking 2 spoons of honey gives strength to the heart.

Taking 1 spoon honey everyday strengthens the heart.

10. Insomnia

If insomnia is due to tension or tiredness then consumption of a concoction of juice of 1 lemon and 2 spoons honey in a glass of water brings on sleep.

If lemon is not available, just add 1 spoon of honey in a glass of water. It acts as a sedative bringing on sleep.

11. Obesity

To reduce weight, drink a glass of hot water to which a spoon of honey has been added.

12. To Increase Weight

Drink milk to which 2 spoons of honey has been added.

13. Cramps

2 spoons honey in water is beneficial in cramps.

14. Paralysis

In paralysis give the patient extra calcium. Boil 1 oz water, add 2 spoons honey to this. Drinking this after cooling makes enough calcium available to the patient. Continuing this for 3 to 4 weeks is helpful in paralysis.

15. Anaemia

Drink water with 1 spoon honey 3 times a day.

16. Blood Purifier

In eczema, boils, pruritus and other skin diseases add 40 gms honey to 300 ml water and drink this early morning for some months. It purifies blood and clears skin diseases.

17. Skin Diseases

Tying a a bandage on which honey has been applied, on the affected area relieves itching.

18. Hiccups

Add 2 spoons onion juice to 2 spoons honey and lick this. Relieves hiccups. In fact licking just honey too stops hiccups.

19. Pregnancy

Anaemia which is common in pregnancy is avoided by consuming 2 spoons honey daily. It also gives the much needed strength.

20. Teething Troubles

Massaging honey on the gums of infants who are teething makes dentition easier.

21. Cold & Influenza

Mix 30 gms honey and 2 spoons ginger juice in some hot water. Consume this to relieve cold.

In flu consuming honey kills the cough causing bacteria and reduces fever & headache.

As can be seen from some of the health benefits of honey mentioned here, it should be made a part of one's daily food.


One way to consume honey

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Honey can be taken with milk, water, curd, tea, toast, vegetables, fruit juices, lemon etc. in fact it can be added to anything. In winter, add it to hot beverages and in summer to cold beverages and in the rainy season it can be taken as it is.

Never heat honey directly on fire. Also, adding honey to extremely hot things nullifies its benefits. Therefore honey must be taken with warm milk or water.

Caution :

Never consume honey with Ghee, oil, butter or oily things as in combination with them it literally becomes a poison.



Concluding Remarks

To derive the health benefits of honey, make honey a part of your daily diet.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

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blog8withJ 5 years ago

Great hub! For sure honey is good for our health.


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Patti Ann 5 years ago from Florida

Wow - I didn't realize that there were so many health benefits of honey. Great info! I have been drinking honey and vinegar for weight loss for a few weeks now.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Voted up and useful. I am diabetic so have to be concerned about all sources of carbohydrates.


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craftdrawer 5 years ago

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!


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catsimmons 5 years ago from Mission BC Canada

I'd never heard of those amazing honey cures before- very interesting. I'll certainly remember next time I burn myself on the oven!


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

I love honey. Great hub! One problem with that insomnia thing...it also is a diuretic. So,when you get to sleep after the honey you may be waking up a bit later when the "call of nature" strikes! LOL


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gajanis786 5 years ago

Excellent hub....no doubt this natural gift is cure to almost all the diseases, the important point is that one should know the right usage and should use with the fullest of believe so to have the utmost positive results. Thanks.


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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

Great hub, I like honey.


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allaboutseo 5 years ago from United Kngdom

nice sardar g kamal likhia ja aa kafi bemarian to balka har bemari to bachanda wa


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

blog8withJ thanks very much for the read and comments.

Honey sure is very good.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Patti Ann thank you for the comments. how do you feel now that you have been consuming honey for sometime now?


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

hi dahoglund yes you have to be cautious with diabetes but honey is a much better option anyday and safer.

Thanks for the review.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

you are welcome, craftdrawer, and thanks for appreciating.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi catsimmons,

thanks for reading the hub but I hope you do stay safe.

I appreciate your time to comment on my hub.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

sinea pies ,thanks for appreciating. If you start taking honey regularly during the day you will find no need to take it at night. good luck.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

hello gajanis 786, yes honey's benefits are too numerous, and its true that faith is a great healer.

thanks for the good comments and appreciation.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Phoenix V thanks for stopping by reading and leaving your comment


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

allaboutseo, welcome to hubpages.

thanks for liking the write up.


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felicitylovespari 5 years ago

I didn't know honey had so may positive nutritional benefits. I personally favor maple syrup because I have some kind of a honey allergy sadly....


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Excellent hub with so much useful information. I am voting it way way up :)


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

felicitylovespari,it's really sad you are allergic to honey.Though maple syrup comes second to honey in health benefits,the glycemic index of maple syrup(unflavored) is 54,almost the same as honey's while the flavored variety has a high GI of 68,even higher than that of sugar.I would suggest you take unflavored maple syrup.

I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for the read.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Ruchira,

Nice to see you here once again.Thanks for dropping in and commenting. I hope this hub proves useful in need.

As always,I appreciate your comments and thanks for voting up.

take care.


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nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Useful hub! May I add there are several type of honey from deferent bee, that I believe it has its own special cure perposes. You have represented very well. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

hi nenytridiana, thanks for your observations and comments.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Nice hub which presents a great wealth of information. Thanks for sharing this. Blessings to you and regards.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks cristina for the support.

Best wishes to you too and God bless


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

rajan - You have written an excellent hub on the benefits of honey. Informative, with good videos. I have learned much from you and I thank you. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome. vocalcoach


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

vocalcoach ,it gives immense satisfaction to see one's work appreciated we are all here to learn and share our knowledge.

I'm glad you found it informative and helpful and I'm thankful to you for putting it in so many words.

take care.


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anupma 5 years ago from India

Greatest hub, really very informative. You explored all the pros and cons of honey.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

thank you anupma for taking time to read it and appreciating.My heartfelt thanks.


harneet kochar 5 years ago

sir it is really informative n useful. Will be definitely f grt help


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

This is excellent information. I buy honey from a local beekeeper and I know it has several health benefits - but I never knew exactly what they were or how much I needed daily for the benefits to occur. Great hub!


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

-) Harneet thanks for reading the hub and finding it informative and useful. Thanks for leaving your comments too.

-) Ardie thanks for taking time to read my hub and I'm glad it did give some info which you found helpful.

Thanks for leaving your comments too.


Liaram 5 years ago

Thanks Hub for this important information, it is true and I like it.


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onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

My Grandad was a bee keeper.......

I was the only child, among many, who dared to

go to the beehives with him. It is a cherished

memory from my childhood, as my own hubby, is not

comfortable with me keeping bees.......

Enjoyed your hub!


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

onegoodwoman thanks for your comments. As one who has been close to bees you must be well aware of honey's goodness. I appreciate your visit here.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I love honey and knew the health benefits but did not know much about the facts. Thanks for sharing.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.


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NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

Very informative and useful hub.Thank you for sharing.Visit my hubs also.


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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka

Nice informative hub. I've also published a hub on it. Honey is my everyday food. Dabur honey from India is excellent in quality.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks upa for stopping and reading. Honey is an excellent food. thanks for your nice comments


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midnightbliss 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

i've been consuming honey for a while now because of its health benefits. but this hub made me realize that there's even more health benefits honey gives us.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

It is always sweeter to find that something we are consuming has a lot more benefits than we are aware of. Thanks for taking out your time to read and leave comments.


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naturman 5 years ago from UK

This is a complete guide to the benefits of honey, great!


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for the read and comments,naturman.


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goego 5 years ago from Loserland

such a good article...

Caution

Never consume honey with Ghee,oil , butter or oily things as in combination with them it literally becomes a poison.

I did not know this, thank you for the helpful info I'm gonna have to stop making my honey ghee... bummer


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

geogo, nice to know that that you gleaned some info from this hub. Thanks for reading and appreciating.


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readtoawakecom 5 years ago

Very Interesting article on Health. I did not know Honey has so many health-benefits.

I love reading money books and I publish summaries on my blog. I recently wrote an article titled "Health or Money???".


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

readtoawakecom, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Great hub. Honey is very beneficial to health, as are many other be products. I use Propolis every day to help keep my immune system high, it helps to prevent me from catching a lot of colds and other bugs.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Brett, Propolis is a natural and powerful antibiotic and has all vitamins except K and 13 minerals out of 14 needed by humans. It is very good for immunity against chest & respiratory infections. The good part is it's made by the bees & contains innumerable bioflavonoids.

My friend, you must be enjoying excellent health if you are using this regularly.

Cheers to you.

Thanks for stopping by and leving your valuable input.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Honey seems to have a lot of benefits other than being tasty. Voting this Up and Useful. Thanks for SHARING.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Did you know that honey found in the tombs of the pharoahs in Egypt was still edible? It never spoils! I'm sure you knew...I just wanted to share a fun fact about it. :) I need some honey NOW! Voted up!


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

My granddaughter, who has a beautiful, clear complexion, shared with me that she uses honey on her face once a week and credits that for her flawless facial skin.


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

I heard in the news that honey colonies are collapsing. Is that true? I hope not.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ alocsin. Yes, honey's benefits are numerous and it is tasty. Thanks for the read and votes, and the sharing.

@ cclitgirl. Very true, honey never goes bad. Thanks for the input and I appreciate your visit and vote up.

@ L.L.Woodard. Sir, I bet your granddaughter knows quite a bit about the honey factor for health too. Thanks for this wonderful and useful piece of information. I appreciate and value your visit.

@ BlissfulWriter. I'm afraid I can't comment on your information as I have no idea. Still, as I live in India, we have a lot of bee keeping going on commercially here.

Thanks for being here.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love honey and I love putting it in my tea this time of year because it tastes more organic than sugar to me. I also love honey's multiple uses. I didn't know it could help with migraines and cramps. Thanks for sharing these great tips.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Alecia, glad you found this hub informative. The least processed honey is the best. Thanks for stopping by and putting in your views.


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Aha! Now I know why I have so many allergies. I have had NO honey in my diet at all. Thank you - again. :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

KT Banks, I'm glad you found something of interest and usefulness in this hub. Thanks for being here and sharing your views.


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jasmith1 4 years ago from UK

Interesting hub. My parents swear by Manuka honey - there have been many instances of people curing things with this. It is interesting to hear more about honey's benefits.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

jasmith, glad you found this hub interesting and am gladdened by your feedback.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Rajan, this is such an important hub. It is amazing how a teaspoon or two of honey each day can improve our quality of life.

I am honored that you linked my my local raw honey hub, and I am linking the benefits you have shared in this wonderful hub to it.

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Votes and shares. :-)


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pandula77 4 years ago from Norway

Thanks Rajan for the wealth of information you have given about honey. Voted up!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Susan, I've been regularly taking 2 teaspoons of honey with lemon juice everyday and feeling better than ever.

I'm thankful to you for having linked my hub to yours. Thanks,too, for all the votes and kind words.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

pandula, glad to see you again. Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting the hub up.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

As I read this, I am enjoying some red clover tea (and finishing a hub on it), with some honey. I was looking for a great honey-hub to link to, and of course, I came looking for you because I knew you'd have an awesome honey hub. :D I didn't know honey had so much iron in it - no wonder herbalists recommend pairing it up with red clover and mint. Well done!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Cyndi, I'm glad you found what you were looking for. Thanks for the nice compliments and I appreciate your visit.


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brenda12lynette 4 years ago from Utah

I love raw honey!! I put it in a mixture with apple cider vinegar every night. Thanks and voted up!!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by Brenda. Appreciate the vote too.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Rajan,

These are so useful! I never knew honey could do all of this! Thanks for the share my fellow hub friend!

P.S. I just realized I wasn't following you, perhaps that is why I wasn't getting the emails! :) Now I am though, and I hope you have a great day!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Josh,

Glad you liked this honey hub. I appreciate your stopping by and leaving your appreciation and thanks for following. Hope you have a wonderful day too.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I found this hub regarding honey fascinating...especially the part about determining it it is pure or adulterated. I always learn something by reading your food related hubs. Nice job! Up votes and sharing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I'm glad you find these hubs informative. Always a pleasure to have you visit. Thanks for voting and sharing, Peggy.


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Zubair Ahmed 4 years ago

Hi Rajan,

Another good hub, I have also recently found that honey is also beneficial for people suffering liver infections.

Thank you for sharing


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Rosie writes 4 years ago from Virginia

Honey is amazing. I am using it now after a terrible bronchitis sickness. I keep a large container of honey in the pantry. Your hub is very informative and helpful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Zubair - Thanks for the input. Appreciate the visit . Thanks.

@ Rosie - Glad you like the info. Honey will aid you a lot in recuperating from your ailment. Thanks for stopping by.


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savvydating 4 years ago

I've had honey on my toast with butter, and I love it. However, you had mentioned that combining honey and butter is a poison. Is this the case if the two incredients are heated over the stove or microwaved? I didn't quite understand...and I'm just curious as I want to avoid doing something harmful. Thanks for all the great information, rajan jolly. I love honey and didn't realize that it has so many vitamins and minerals!


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carrie Lee Night 4 years ago from Northeast United States

Rajan: Interesting hub with alot of science behind it. Enjoyed reading it :)


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

I love reading your hubs as I always learn something useful and interesting. Thank you for sharing again! Up, interesting and shared.


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Rocky Rocking 4 years ago from Conyers, GA

Thank you for sharing...."local grown" honey has worked wonders for my little girl...allergies are now a thing of the past. It has helped a few friends that listened and tried it.


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cbpoet 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Excellent hub on the health benefits of honey ... learned some new facts. Thanks for en-lighting your readers ...


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Deltachord 4 years ago from United States

A friend of mine stopped his sinus allergies by taking local raw honey every day. He says it takes time, but it worked for him. I am trying honey from the same local bee keeper for my sinus allergies.

Your article is informative. Thanks.


jcalbon 4 years ago

I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of bee keepers, so it's easy to find local honey. I had no idea it had so many benefits, though!


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capon 4 years ago from Upminster, Essex, United Kingdom

I recently had a problem with my mouth and could only eat plain foods (and small amounts). I found porridge with a good spoonful of Honey set me up for the entire morning!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

savvydating, honey should never be heated or microwaved. Combination of honey and butter is harmful as per Ayurveda as this combination is incompatible. Honey is heating while butter is cooling. Eating a combination of incompatible foods upsets the agni or the digestive fire leading to problems in digestion causing production of toxins. I hope this makes it understandable.

Thanks for stopping by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

savvydating, honey should never be heated or microwaved. Combination of honey and butter is harmful as per Ayurveda as this combination is incompatible. Honey is heating while butter is cooling. Eating a combination of incompatible foods upsets the agni or the digestive fire leading to problems in digestion causing production of toxins. I hope this makes it understandable.

Thanks for stopping by.


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CatsPage 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

Great hub rajan.!! I have recently been reintroduced to honey after many years. Mostly tea and honey mixtures, but now with the information in your article, I can really take advantage of the benefits of honey. Thanks, Voted Up!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ carrie Lee - glad you liked and enjoyed the info. appreciate your visit and comments.

@ Shelley - It's always a pleasure to get your feedback. Thanks for your continued support. Appreciate it the votes and share.

@ Roxanne - it's a pleasure to hear your daughter benefitted in her allergies from taking local honey. In case of allergies it is best to go in for local honey. A pleasure to read your comments and I'm impressed with your profile. You are a very brave woman and love your never say die attitude.

@ cbpoet - glad to know you like the info. Thanks.

@ Deltachord - thanks for the useful input. Local honey as I've said before is the best cure for allergies of any kind. Thanks for stopping by.

@ jcalbon - appreciate your visit and comments. Thanks.

@ capon - thanks Tony. Your visit and feedback is much appreciated.

@ CatsPage - glad to know you are inspired after reading this hub. Thanks for the visit and comments.


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psbhatt 4 years ago from HYDERABAD

Honey is a great medicine for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome too.


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expertscolumn 4 years ago from New York

I didn't know Honey had B6 vitamins. That's crazy!


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ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

I love honey. I love waffle and pancakes and pour it with honey for breakfast because honey contain natural sweetener. :)


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SINewsome 4 years ago from New York

I always use honey to replace sugar in recipes, and recently posted one for muffins! It also makes a great face mask. Great hub.


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Samith Jhon 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Great hub, really very informative am going to share this informative hub to all my social profiles thanks a lot for this information.


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logoquiz 4 years ago from London

Really interesting, I love honey! Especially enjoyed the part about how to tell if the honey is pure! Will try that out.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Pisupati Bhatt - thanks for the read and adding to the info.

@ expertscolumn - thanks for stopping by.

@ ryanj - pancakes and waffles taste great with honey topped on and are healthier as well. Thanks for stopping by.

@ sophie - really nice to learn you use honey rather than sugar which is very healthy. Of course it is a great skin revitaliser. Thanks for coming by.

@ Samith - Appreciate the read and share. Thanks.

@ Missy - Glad to know you appreciate this tip about pure honey. Thanks for visiting.


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Peterg-hd 4 years ago from Hong Kong

I like honey


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Vicenza1984 4 years ago

Just read your article--very good! I didn't know that you shouldn't have honey with Ghee though--love that combination! Oh, well I'll have to stick with the agave nector when I have Ghee. I have raw organic honey in hot water with apple cider vinegar almost every night, awsome benefits. Thanks for such an informative article


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Peter - Thanks

@ Vincenza - Well, glad to provide you with this info. There are certain things that one has to keep in mind while using honey. Glad you like this hub.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Vicenza1984 4 years ago

Thanks, I posted it to my face book page and a few of my friends "liked" it and are sharing the info.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Rajan Jolly, Great Hub on the benefits of honey! Very good suggestions for many natural remedies! Voted UP! Thank you for sharing Peace & Blessings!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Vicenza - thanks and much appreciated.

@ Deborrah - Glad you like the info. Thanks for stopping by.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love honey, and I consume it every day. It's also excellent when you have a sore throat. I add it to tea, and it coats the back of my throat. Very soothing. This is a good post!


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Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

I am a huge honey fan! A very interesting and useful article! Thank you, Rajan! Voted up, Interesting and Useful! Keep up the good work, mate! Cheers!


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Diana Lee 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Excellent hub. A little over a year ago I had an old dog named Boomer who suffered from a collapsed trachea. Honey was the best relief for her constant cough that I could find. Honey worked better than the pills the vet gave me for her and he said to keep giving it to her. She was fifteen years old and surgery was not an option for her. Her last days were much more comfortable because of the honey she licked from a dog biscuit or paper plate. I was surprised she would eat the honey by itself, but she knew it would calm her cough. I sure do miss Boomer.


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Green Art 3 years ago

I've used honey in tea when a sore throat has been bothering me and it's usually helped ease any pain. I didn't realize that it'd be helpful with migraines and burns too. I occasionally get migraines and will have to try the honey cure recommended here. Voted up and interesting!


Wilbart26 3 years ago

Very good and informative hub, I never know that honey has lots of benefits, what I only know about honey is that it's sweet and delicious... Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward for some informative hubs in the future.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Kathryn - Thanks and glad you like this hub.

@ Mike - good to know you like the info. Thank you.

@ Diana - thanks for sharing your experience. Thanks.

@ Green art - Hope you do give these remedies a shot when needed. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Wilbart - Glad you like this info. You are welcome to read my other hubs on healthy foods. Thank you.


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Pool Of Thoughts 3 years ago from Southern Ohio

Rajan Jolly,

Nice hub, I just wrote a college paper on the benefits of raw honey vs. commercialized honey. Please, just how poison is this butter and honey combo? If there is anything I love it is my wife's homemade bread lathered with real butter and covered with honey from our hives. When considering suicide, I believe this must be the best way to go... I loved your article except for that part. LOL Great info!

Voted useful!


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Rebel University 3 years ago

Love this hub! I enjoy eating honey on my toast or biscuits and putting it on my tea just because I love the flavor of it. I didn't know of all the health benefits and natural remedies honey has! Thanx for posting this it was really interesting to read.


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formosangirl 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub! I have been taking honey practically daily.


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Ace So Awesome 3 years ago

Thanks for the hub very interesting and useful! I've always enjoyed the health benefits of honey, and encouraged others to try honey as well.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ David - the combination of honey and butter is not compatible according to Ayurveda since butter is cooling while honey is warming in constitution much like lemon which is acidic in nature but consuming it make the body alkaline. Combination of butter and honey produces toxins in the body. I enjoyed your dig on this combination!!

Thanks for stopping by.

@ Rebel University - glad you liked the info. Appreciate your visit and comments.

@ formosangirl - Thanks for visiting.

@ Ace So Awesome - glad you enjoy taking honey and thanks for stopping by.


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Very interesting and well written. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Voted Up.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, Susan. good to know you like the info in here.


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Sheri Faye 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

That was interesting! Thanks


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Sheri! Good to know you you like the hub.


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imam hossain rony 3 years ago from Dhaka

Nice posting. use of honey looks great, keep going it on.

a very helpful article.

thank you


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

inam, thanks and good to know you like the write up.


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khmohsin 3 years ago from London,UK

Very helpful and useful hub. I have never seen the benefits of honey ever before this hub. Great work Rajan.


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newusedcarssacram 3 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

I agree with you on one point, honey is truly a miracle food. Thanks for sharing all these information, it was very helpful.


celesteandliam@gmail.com 3 years ago

Excellent article. I am currently doing a nutrition course and learned alot from your article. Super informative. Voted interesting and up.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, celesteandliam! I'm glad this information has been useful to you. Thanks for reading.


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HelloFairy 3 years ago

very helpful and interesting article


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HelloFairy 3 years ago

very interesting useful article


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

HelloFairy, thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the info.


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Tom Schumacher 3 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

Nice hub! You can also use honey for eye care. See http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/pink-eye-sym... and scroll to the bottom of the page.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ khmohsin, thanks!

@ newusedcarssacram - glad this info is useful to you. Appreciate the visit.

@ Tom - thank you.


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Marquis 3 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

I was just reading about honey as well as cinnamon the other day. I read up on how both slow the aging process considerably.


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Sonia Perozzi 3 years ago from California

A wonderful, informative hub thank you! There are so many healing, healthy things nature provides us as is clearly the case with honey. YUM


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kadamkharb 3 years ago from New Delhi

Very useful information Rajan. Keep sharing such information through your hubs. Honey is one of the best gift given to us by mother nature.

Thanks


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Marquis - thanks for stopping by.

@ Sonia - If only we take care to use foods as nature intended them, we would be far healthier. Thanks for appreciating.

@ Kadam - Thanks for reading and welcome to hubpages.


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KatNance 3 years ago

I enjoyed reading your hub..I love honey..didn't know how good it was for you..thanks i will e-mail this to my family and friends


Mattie Mae 3 years ago

I had no idea there were so many health benefits to honey!!


Glenda Jacks 3 years ago

Wow I am impressed, you did a lot of research on this!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Kat - thanks and I hope your family and friends too enjoy reading this.

@ Alexandia - I'm glad you found info that is healthy. Thanks.

@ Glenda - Thanks for stopping by and appreciating.


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Jmillis2006 3 years ago from North Carolina

I love honey but did. Not know there where so many health benefits with it. My uncle use to keep bees and. Ake honey to sell in there country store and it was delicious.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Jmillis, thanks for visiting and I'm glad you like the info.


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Amy Rowe 3 years ago

Another traditional use for honey is to remove the core of a steamed Korean pear and put some honey in it. It is the most delicious cough medicine!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for sharing another traditional medicine. All cultures have their own traditional medicines and glad to know this one. Thanks.


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Marquis 3 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

Today, I saw some kid applying sugar and honey into his coffee. I have never seen this done before.

Guess it is safe to try it?


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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

My mother used to give me ginger powder and honey during rainy season, to prevent cold and cough.

But your hub has mentioned a lot many benefits of it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Voted up useful and Shared!


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Lauren Amy Smith 3 years ago from Suffolk

Mmm I love honey, even better now I know how good it is for me. Mind you, I doubt this means I can eat honey chocolate :P


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Marquis - I haven't understood what you are trying to convey? Thanks fro stopping by.

@ Rumana - As children we all used to be given this traditional cough/cold remedy. Thanks for reading and sharing.

@ Lauren - Lol! Thanks.


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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

Very interesting facts! Honey is yummy, I add a little in plain yogurt for sweetness. I didn't know that adding honey to hot beverages removes the benefits - good to know. Great hub!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Better Yourself - good to know you found something of interest and usefulness in this hub. Thanks for stopping by.


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Shil1978 3 years ago

Interesting facts, Rajan - I didn't know the part about not giving infants honey! The part about it never going bad is really amazing, isn't it. In fact, they say they've found honey in Egyptian pyramids thousands of years old that was still edible. Nice hub :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Shil, honey never spoils and the fact about not giving to infants is based on scientific facts. Thanks for stopping by.


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Marquis 3 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

rajan, I was saying that I saw someone adding honey to coffee. He also applied sugar to it.

He was drinking coffee with sugar and honey in it.

I have never seen that before. Wouldn't it be too sweet?


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Marquis, I have never heard or seen anyone do that! And why do it in the first instance? It would definitely be too sweet.


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Marquis 3 years ago from Ann Arbor, MI

I could not believe it either. I started to ask him why he did that, but he left before I could.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Marquis, that is strange but I think he must have had a very solid reason for doing that!


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Grace-Wolf-30 3 years ago from England

Really appreciate this hub. Although I'm a nurse, I would always recommend natural remedies before medicine any day. Often, the natural remedies are the best.


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Chris Achilleos 3 years ago

What an excellent and informative hub rajan. Thanks for sharing this information. I really like honey but never knew that it has so many health benefits. Voted up, useful and interesting!


Dave 3 years ago

Thanks for all the good information.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@ Grace-thanks and I appreciate the comments.

@ Chris-good to know you like the info. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Dave-thanks for visiting.


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samikan 3 years ago from online

wow...great way to providing information about honey.....liked it a lot.


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celeste inscribed 3 years ago

I love honey, I am off to the kitchen to try the cold remedy. Just what I needed to make me feel beter today. Thanks Rajan


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@samikan-thanks for stopping by.

@celeste-I hope you find these remedies useful. Thanks.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Good hub. Honey is God's candy.


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Themiracle 3 years ago from Belgium,Antwerp

Thank you so much for this awesome hub was really very intersting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Flourish, Themiracle- thanks guys for stopping by.


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Emmanuel Kariuki 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

This hub is both enlightening and refreshing. I recently changed from sugar to honey so the tests for telling pure honey are most welcome. So many business people adulterate their products, putting off many potential buyers. As usual, very informative - shared!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

You always have an interesting and learning topic, I have learned more here about the benefits of honey, and I have honey with tea or on toast, an excellently written hub.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Emmanuel-Glad you find this hub informative and useful. Thanks for reading and sharing it.

@Devika-thanks and glad you like it.


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anniebetty 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

I love raw honey and use it a lot. I've heard that it contains all of the enzymes we need to digest it, which sets it apart from over-refined sugars. What do you know about that? Thanks for your thorough HUB!


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tonymead60 3 years ago from Yorkshire

Hi Rajan

some interesting facts here, thank you for sharing them. I always am amazed at how different the flavours are and how they are influenced by the flowers and regions that the bees use.

My surname is Mead, which for centuries has been a favoured drink of honey producing areas. My son and I are thinking of having our own bees because we live in an area of lush meadows and woodlands, which should produce some great flavours.

regards and voted up

Tony


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@annie-you are right! Raw or unprocessed honey contains a range of nutrients which get lost when honey is processed. Sugar is bad, real unhealthy and harmful to health. Thanks for stopping by.

@Tony-I would say that with the vegetation around you, you ought to put your idea of rearing bees into practice. I'm glad you liked the hub and if it has motivated you to start beekeeping, the hub has been useful.

Thanks for your visit and comments. Have a nice day!


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ChenelleH 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

Honey and cinnamon as a paste is great for toothaches. Additionally, honey, hot water and cinnamon is a great remedy for withrawal symptoms. I used that mixture when I stopped taking Zoloft (abruptly of course because I didn't want to spend another few months being weened).


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ratnaveera 3 years ago from Cumbum

Thanks a lot for publishing this Great Hub on Honey! I am using honey at least 2 or 3 times a week. I think that this is the cheapest and the most effective natural nutrient. To my knowledge it helps to get good sleep in night times. It's a wonderful Hub!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Chennelle-thanks for your visit and input.

@ratnaveera-it is a natural ingredient and can be used to replace sugar safely. Thanks for reading.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

Honey seems to be naturally good for a lot of things. Thanks for listing the ways to determine the purity of honey. I buy my honey from a local farmer, so I'm hoping it's pure, but one never knows. I think I'll try the idea about placing a drop on paper.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, Marlene.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

As a kid I never liked honey and my mom would definitely put a spoonful in my mouth daily in winters. but as I grew older I got the know the value of honey. Very well written and researched hub. voting it up and useful and sharing


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I know as kids we do not like many things and only realise their benefits as adults. Thanks for reading and sharing.


viji 3 years ago

Can I use expired dabur honey ?? Is it harmful ??

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