Honey and health

Honey—which is the only product that’s both medicine and food—is one of extraordinary food products with complex chemical compound that contains more than 400 different identified components. Honey is a natural and biological antioxidant which prevents the oxidation of lipoproteins. Chemical compound found in honey offers carcinopreventive and antibacterial functions. Honey is rich in enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants (e.g. catalase, glucose oxidase, ascorbic acid, flavonoids, tocopherol, carotenoid and phenolic compounds). dark honey offers higher levels of antioxidants and antibacterial agents. Honey contains phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, chlorine, sulfur, magnesium, iodine, zinc, aluminum, cobalt, nickel and so on and so forth. Moreover, 200 different aromatic compounds such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and organic acids have been found in honey. All vitamins—even though in small amounts—can be found in honey.

Although various types of honey offer diverse properties, we have endeavored to name a few properties of which

Natural antibiotic

The key property of honey is antibiotic functions. Despite the fact that honey appears to be a nutrient culture for microorganism to grow, it functions as an antibiotic agent that kills bacteria—owing to the fact that it contains diastase

Cardiovascular system

Seeing that honey contains antioxidants, it is of use to well-being and health of heart and circulatory system. Honey benefits the skin and is considered to be rejuvenator.

Brain and nervous system

Studies have shown that honey contains antioxidant and offers therapeutic benefits and medicinal uses. Not only can it prevent dementia and other cognitive dissonance and problems, but also does it help cholinergic system. This property of honey helps body absorb more calcium—which is an essential element for processes of thinking and decision-making—to invigorate the brain

Digestive system

Honey detoxifies the digestive system and offers antidiarrheal benefits. Researches have proven that honey has remarkable effects on such gastric bacteria as helicobacter pylori. Consequently, it is of use to those diagnosed with peptic ulcer and gastrointestinal diseases. Besides, not only does honey reduce abdominal distention and offers anti-bloating functions, but also does it treat food poisoning.

Oral health

Even though honey is highly sweet, it is not harmful to your teeth and gums. This is while it improves oral health.

Renal system

honey aids nephrolithiasis or kidney stone disease.

Flu and coughing

Honey is directly and/or indirectly used in antitussives. In addition to being anti-asthmatic, gargling and nibbling honey-based juices is of values to oral injuries and oral inflammation.


Honey is sedative. It is recommended to those with sleeping disorders to take some teaspoons of honey before going to bed.

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