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Amazing Health Benefits Of Honey- "A Sweet Nectar"

Updated on November 17, 2012

Most of us know that honey is a very beautiful and sweet gift given to us by Mother Nature but do you also know that it has many health benefits.

There are hardly any places in the world where this sweet nectar is not cherished. Yes nectar because it has enormous benefits. It is known as Honig in German, Miele in Italian, Shahad in Hindi, Miel in French, Miel in Spanish, Mel in Portuguese, мед in Russian, Honing in Dutch, and μελι in Greek.

The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies. Honey contains no cholesterol, 22 amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  It is a great killer of germs and bacteria, and is more effective than some antibiotics. Its natural fruit sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise.

Heath Benefits Of Honey

Great Source of Energy

If you are feeling low in the morning, instead of having a carbonated energy drink (which off course will add some extra pounds to your weight), try honey. Spread it on hot toast or replace the sugar in your tea/milk with it for a refreshing surge of energy.

Immune System

Honey’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease. Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are effective in removing free radicals from our body. As a result, our body immunity is improved. The daily intake of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks.

Reducing Cholesterol

Since it contains no cholesterol it helps in reducing the cholesterol level of a patient suffering from high cholesterol problem.

Take two tablespoons of honey, three teaspoons of cinnamon powder and mix in 16 ounces of tea, when given to a cholesterol patient, reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. Pure honey is also sometimes used with food to check cholesterol.

Good for eyesight

Regular use of honey mixed with the carrot juice helps to improve the eyesight. It should be taken in the early morning.

For Beautiful Skin

Honey mixed with ground almonds makes an excellent facial cleansing scrub. Add a tablespoon of honey with crushed almonds and your homemade facial scrub is ready. Use the honey scrub and get smooth and radiant skin instantly. It is best for person having oily skin, it removes the oil from skin and gives smooth skin.

Honey also makes a great moisturizing pack. Just mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of whole milk, smooth over the face and throat, and let it do its job for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and finish splashing with cold water and see the results.

Toothache Problem

Honey is effective remedy for toothache. Soak a few cloves in the paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth to get instant relief.

Bad Breath Problem

It also helps in getting rid of bad breath problem. Mix a tablespoon of honey with water and gargle several times a day to get rid of bad breath. 

 

Weight Loss

People suffering from obesity who want to get rid of their excess fat can use honey as a tool in transforming their figure. Though honey has more calories than sugar, honey when consumed with warm water helps in digesting the fat stored in your body. Similarly honey and lemon juice and honey and cinnamon help in reducing weight.

Drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water first thing in the morning (empty stomach). If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body,

Lemonade with a tablespoon of honey is the perfect formula to lose weight fast. Add a tablespoon of honey in a glass of lemonade and drink it every morning to stay thin.

Cough


Mixture of equal quantities of honey and ginger juice is a good expectorant. It gives immediate relief in symptoms like cold, cough, sore throat, congestion of chest and runny nose. Consuming milk with a teaspoon of honey is highly effective to cure cough and cold.

Blood Pressure


Take one teaspoonful of garlic juice mixed with two teaspoonful of honey. It can be taken twice a day in the morning and evening. Regular use of this mixture is beneficial for high blood pressure.

Sleeplessness

People suffering from sleep disorder can use honey as a remedy. Take a glass of hot milk with a teaspoon of honey to calm the soul and induce sleep.

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      Martha Castillo 6 years ago from San Diego CA

      I will try this............sounds good.

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thanks a ton for dropping by Martha.......

      Yes please try it and i bet you'll be surprised by the results........

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      Lamme 6 years ago

      Wow, you make that honey look delicious! Actually, I love honey. Thanks for the great hub.

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Lamme thank you very much. Add honey in your daily intake of food and you'll find astonishing results.........

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      jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for all these information about honey. I was aware of some of them before but I learned more in this hub about this "sweet fruit of nature" as you called it.

      All the best!

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      suny51 6 years ago

      Hello Maheshji I really agree to you when it comes to the unique features and the effects of honey on human body and as we know this heavenly healer can do wonders,I have seen so many honey nests on my trees of fruits but when I see the way the honey is taken out of them,that some what turns me off and I take the half very reluctantly that the honey man offers me in return of the nest i give them but I give the honey to some one who is more than happy to use it.Thanks for a useful hub.

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thank you very much jill for dropping by. I know most of us i mean Asian people are aware of the benefits of most of the spices and herbs which nature offers us......... Reason of making this hub was to aware our western friends about enormous benefit of honey.......

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Thank you for the sweet information. The combination of honey and cinnamon is delicious so I would imagine a hot drink in the morning would be quite nice. Thank you, I will try this :)

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      I'm gland that you liked my hub. Try it you'll definitely see the results of it in months or two months time.......

      Thanks you very much again..

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      EatLovePray 6 years ago from Canada

      I hate the taste of honey!!! But..wow..there are so many benefits to it!! Nice article!!

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      ezhuthukari 6 years ago from Kerala

      Thanks for the info maheshpatwal!

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      ELP honestly speaking even i used to hate it however after learning about the hidden benefits of this beautiful nectar i started relishing it........ try it you'll love it........

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Ezhuthukari thank you very much for reading the hub

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      Sara555 6 years ago

      I love honey! I knew some of honey's benefits, but not all this! Great hub!

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thanks for dropping by and your comments.....

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Honey for high blood pressure... is new to me... I'm going to have to check this out.

      Super duper hub, voted up and useful too

      Thanks for sharing

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Zsuzsy Thank you very much for stopping by and for your encouraging comments......

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Well i always knew of the benefits but not all that you have mentioned here and must say you have compiled them well. Bookmarked it. Keep up the good work man.

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thank you very much for those lovely comments Jay..

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      6hotfingers3 6 years ago

      Great article! I've learned to us honey in my daily routine and I feel it is working for me too. Good information. Keep up the good work!

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      yeah it has benefited many people. Thank you very much for reading the article and for your valuable comments.

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      quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for the research, I will drink tea with honey and cinnammon powder as I love honey. I never knew honey has so many benefits.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      I got lot of information about honey. Thanks for sharing.

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Thanks queen for your comments

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      Vicki L Hodges 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      My mom, brother, and I were just talking yesterday about the benefits of honey. I want to try locally made honey to help with my seasonal allergies. I didn't know it could also help high blood pressure, weight loss, and so much more. Thanks for this hub. Voted up, useful, interesting! Thanks!

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      Benefits of honey are numerous as mentioned by me in the above hub. You just start relishing on it and you'll come to know above its healing powers. Thanks for reading and voting up my hub. Thanks a ton for your gesture.

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      BODYLEVIVE 4 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Thank you for sharing with us. I use honey for medicinal purposes, mixed with vinegar and yellow root.voted up useful

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      Bodylevive. Yes honey is used for medicinal purposes too. In indian Ayurveda honey is used as a panacea for many ailments. Thanks for stopping by and reading the hub....

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