The health benefits of Honey and its role in our body
So what makes honey special? Honey was first used as food dating back as early as the ancient Egyptian days. It is also used in cooking but it is best known for its medicinal properties as well. What can you benefit from eating honey? Here are a few of the best benefits that you can have:
1. It can help treat burns and wounds
By nature, honey is contains antibiotic properties that can be used externally and internally. It can disinfect wounds as well as sores for a certain species of bacteria called the Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccocus Aurues of MRSA. A study conducted in 2005 showed that a patient who was suffering from wounds and leg ulcers recovered well after topical application of honey was applied. This result therefore shows that honey is an effective antibacterial if used correctly.
2. It helps boost the memory
Honey by nature is packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants help prevent the cellular and loss of the brain. In the study that happened in 2011 as published in Menopause, a spoonful of honey called Malaysian honey can help in boosting the memory of women with menopause and can provide the hormones needed for the declining hormones experienced during this stage of a woman’s life. Honey also helps women in absorbing calcium which is needed by the brain.
3. It’s an effective cough suppressant
According to studies, honey is an effective and natural cure of bad colds. However it has also been found out that honey can cure persistent cough. Taking a teaspoon of honey can help relieve cough in children ages 1 to 5 years old and even cough less if they take two teaspoons of honey at least 30 minutes before going to sleep. Honey works by coating the throat while the taste of honey triggers the nerve ending to protect the throat from continuous coughing. Even the cough suppressant dextromethorphan’s main component is honey it has been proven to be very effective in treating cough.
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