Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey can then be harvested from the hives for human consumption.
Your Lord revealed to the bees: “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.” From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. (Qur’an, 16:69)
HEALTH BENEFITS AND USES OF HONEY
01.IMPROVES DIGESTION– Use a tablespoon or two to counteract indigestion since it doesn’t ferment in the stomach.
02.RELEIEVES NAUSEA – Mix honey with ginger and lemon juice to help counteract nausea.
03.ACNE CURE – It can be used as an affordable face cleanser to fight off acne, gentle on sensitive/all skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
04.EXFOLIATOR – Honey makes a great exfoliator! Use honey on dry winter skin by adding two cups of honey to a bath, soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda for the final 15 minutes.
05.IMPROVES DIABETES– Consumption of raw honey can reduce risk of developing diabetes and help aid medication used to treat diabetes. Raw honey increases insulin and decrease hyperglycemia. Add a little at a time and see how your blood sugar reacts to it.
06.LOWERS CHOLESTEROL – It can help reduce cholesterol and therefore decrease your risk for coronary artery disease.
07.ANTIOXIDANT SUPPORT – Consumption of raw honey increases plaque-fighting antioxidants.
08.RESTORES SLEEP – Raw honey promotes restorative sleep. Add a tablespoon to warm milk to help increase melatonin and help you sleep.
09.PRE BIOTIC SUPPORT– Raw honey is full of natural prebiotics which promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestine
10.WEIGHT LOSS– Substituting raw honey for white sugar can help in weight management
11.MOISTURISER – A spoonful of raw honey mixed with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon can be used as a hydrating lotion.
12.HAIR MASK – Raw honey hair mask can help boost shine, mix 1 tsp of raw honey with 5 cups of warm water, rinse thoroughly , air dry and style as usual.
13.ECZEMA RELIEF – Use to treat mild eczema. Use it as a topical mixture of equal parts of honey and cinnamon.
14.REDUCES INFLAMMATION – Raw honey has anti-inflammatory agents that can treat respiratory conditions such as asthma.
15.HEALS WOUNDS – Raw honey used topically can help quicken healing time for mild burns, wounds, rashes, and abrasions.
16.CURE UTI – Honey can help improve urinary tract infections due to its antibacterial properties.
17.SHAMPOO – Raw honey can cleanse and restore the health of your hair and scalp. Try this homemade shampoo recipe.
18.SORE THROAT – Honey uses for sore throats is another fantastic remedy. Simply mix it with lemon essential oil and peppermint oil for fast acting benefits.
19.IMPROVES ALLERGIES – If sourced locally, raw honey can help reduce seasonal allergies.
20.IMPROVES CIRCULATION – Raw honey makes your brain function optimally by strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation.
AND MANY MORE.