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Honey: 50 Uses of Honey

Updated on April 27, 2017
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Uses of Honey

The health benefits of honey had been recognized even in the ancient times. Honey is used for healing many ailments and to strengthen immunity of the human body from time immemorial. The historical records available from 8000 BC has indicated the use of honey for its medicinal properties. The Egyptians and Southeast Asian people understood the health benefits of honey and systematised it. In Ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy, honey has a great role in medicinal preparations.

Ayurveda, the Indian system of natural medicine, considers honey as a natural product with high nutritional as well as medicinal value and gives a vital role in it. Honey is a part of a number of preparations and many of the tabs are to be used with honey. Ayurveda strongly puts forward the fact that the use of honey help to improve lifespan. It can also used as a food supplement.

50 Health Benefits of Honey

  1. Regular use of honey promotes health and longevity

  2. Drinking honey and lemon juice in equal quantities before breakfast will help in improving immunity of the human body.

  3. Honey gives relief from cough.

  4. Drinking half an ounce of honey with the juice of radish strengthens immunity.

  5. Drink 10 ml honey before going to bed for comfortable sleep

  6. Honey cures food poisoning.

  7. Use honey 15ml regularly to lose weight

  8. Drink one tablespoon of honey mixed with lukewarm water twice a day before food for easy digestion.

  9. Honey cures urinary tract disorders, worm infestations, and bronchial asthma.

  10. It is given to children for improving health and immunity.

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Honey strengthens immune system of human beings

11 It is a rejuvenating drink for the aged.
12 Honey improves calcium level in the human body.
13 It is given as the first food to a newborn baby.
14 It improves the blood circulation.
15 Honey strengthens the immune system of human beings.
16 It is used as a preservative.
17 Honey rejuvenates the liver.
18 Honey rejuvenates brain.
19 Use of honey is good for teeth and bones.
20. Honey promotes blood formation.

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Components of Honey

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Components  
Quantity  
Nutritional value per 100 g (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 μg (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, roughly 5 tbsp. Percentages are roughly approximated from US recommendations for adults. Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Honey rejuvenates heart

21 It is used to cure dandruff.

22 Drinking Honey and vinegar in equal quantities helps lowering blood pressure.

23 It is used disinfectant.

24 It is used as an antiseptic.

25 Brush the teeth with honey and charcoal powder for whitening the teeth.

26 Honey relieves acid reflux, and heals peptic ulcers

27 Regular use of honey improves hair growth.

28 Regular use of honey relieves constipation.

29.Honey rejuvenates heart.


30. Honey improves eye - sight.

Honey improves memory

31 Honey improves memory.
32 It heals diabetic ulcers.
33 It is used as a tonic for all.
34 To heal ulcers in the intestine.
35 It helps in quick healing of deep wounds
36 It is used as a pain balm for headache.
37 Honey and apple cider vinegar can cure eczema.
38 It is used to heal sore throat.
39 It is used to heal ulcers in the mouth.
40 It is used for facial massage for a glowing skin.


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Honey reduces effects of poison

41 Honey reduces the effects of poison

42 It helps in quick healing of deep wounds

43 Honey cures Anemia.
44 It is used as a medicine for tonsillitis.
45 It has anti cholesterol qualities.
46 Honey is used as an antacid.
47 Honey prevents fatigue.
48 It is an anti-cancer agent and protect the human body against the formation of tumors

49 Honey improves performance in sports and games.
50 It can strengthen white blood cells.

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    Joe 3 years ago

    Very interesting articles. They should teach this in college

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    Sebti 3 years ago

    I'm trying honey to treat anemia.

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    Carolyn Gibson 4 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

    Very informative hub. I think I'll try honey in the future.