“My son, eat thou honey, for it is good” the wise King Soloman had said, which is an indication that honey was known for its health benefits even in the past. Honey has been one of the nature’s greatest gift to mankind, which apart from its great sweet taste, has infinite number of health benefits if consumed in right quantity.
Honey has been extensively used for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda, Unani and other holistic medicines for more than 2500 years. In Europe and western world it was more sought after for its amazing taste, but was also known for its various health benefits. Maximum health advantage can be derived from honey when it is consumed in proper proportion with ingredients like ginger, lemon, cinnamon or milk.
Honey with Shilajit
Shilajit is rare medicinal tar like substance which contains 87 minerals apart from having naturally backed fulvic acid that helps in absorption in tissues. Raw honey when added to shilajit is known to increase health benefits of both the ingredients almost by three fold.
Ginger and Honey
Ginger root extraction when consumed with equal amount of honey is known to cure many respiratory problems like cough and cold not only by soothing the throat but also by killing the infectious bacteria. A dash of pepper increases its efficiency to a great extent and also helps in relieving asthma attack. The concoction is also known to help lose weight and relieve problems related to indigestion.
Honey and Cinnamon
Honey and cinnamon powder has curative properties that can heal arthritis, hair fall, infection of bladder, toothache, cold, heart ailments, weight loss, bad breath and many more. It also helps control cholesterol.
Honey and Lemon
1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice added to a glass of lukewarm water is known to help in digestion, especially after heavy fatty meal. It also works a great deal in removing toxic waste and purifying blood. The same delicious juice when taken on empty stomach is known to reduce weight in obese people.
Honey with Vinegar
Honey when combined with cider vinegar is known to act as a preventive and curative medicine for several common illnesses by substituting as an antibiotic and antiseptic agent. If taken in required quantity over time, the mixture of honey and vinegar is known to cure premature ageing, heartburn, arthritis, high blood pressure and other ailments. Hippocrates is said to have used honey with vinegar to treat illnesses in 430BC.
Honey and Milk
A warm glass of milk with a teaspoon of honey before going to bed is a good remedy for restless sleep. When consumed early in the morning, the proteins and carbohydrates in milk and honey work as an energizing tonic providing stamina. Spas around the world make use of the cleansing, antimicrobial and exfoliating property of honey and milk to give expensive baths to their customers.