More and more people are suffering from diabetes. There was a time when people were not even aware of diabetes, however, today every other person is suffering from high blood sugar. What is the reason? reason is simple, and that is unhealthy life style as diabetes is a lifestyle disorder and a person who is suffering from diabetes has to control his sugar intake. But at the same time in order to carry out metabolic activities it is very important to have some amount of sugar in one’s diet.
There are many substitutes of sugar which can be incorporated in the diet without affecting the blood sugar level. One of those is Honey. Honey is not only sweet but is a natural ingredient which has many health benefits. Ayurvedic medicine manufacturers are stressing more and more to incorporate honey in everybody’s diet. They can be used as it is or can be dissolved in warm water or milk and consumed. Following are some of the best health benefits of honey.
1. Respiratory Ailments
Honey is excellent for respiratory related problems. If you are suffering from congestion or sore throat then honey can act as a big relief. The best way to consume honey is to dissolve a tea spoon honey in warm water and drink it.
If you are having problems in breathing, then dissolve a tea spoon of honey along with a pinch of turmeric and inhale the steam, this would help relieve congestion and make you feel better in no time.
2. Dressing Wounds
Since honey is blessed with antibacterial properties therefore are best to treat wounds. If you have had a wound or a sting then the best remedy is to mix a dollop of honey with a pinch of turmeric along with neem paste. Add some ghee to it so that it becomes like a paste and apply a thick layer on the wound, this would not only help in getting better but will also provide a soothing effect.
Nowadays because of sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, more and more people are having heart trouble. One of the reasons for that is blockage in arteries due to unsaturated fats which gets accumulated in arteries. One of the simplest remedies to get rid of this accumulated fat is by drinking honey with lemon juice mixed in warm water.
4. Weight Loss
More and more people are suffering from weight issues, but little do they know that by following a very simple recipe made with honey can make them lose weight fast and very easily. Simply dissolve a spoon full of honey in luke warm water first thing in the morning in an empty stomach can work wonders.
If you are suffering from lack of sleep in night then, it is advisable to apply a mix of lemon juice with honey on your forehead before going to bed, and it will help you get sound sleep.
Bananas, papaya-leaf paste and ginger tea can do wonders as home remedies, if you are suffering from jaundice. When consuming these home remedies, add honey to make it work more effectively and recover quickly.
Gout is a kind of arthritis and is caused by excess uric acid. There are many home remedies which can help you to naturally relieve symptoms of gout without medication. One of the most popular and working home remedy for gout is to directly apply honey to the affected area. You can also consume honey; it will help you heal gout and arthritis.
Not only in Ayurvedic medicines, these great health benefits of honey have made it an important aspect of traditional medicines too. Honey isn’t just a sweet treat, its all-natural ingredient is good for so much more.