The use of natural honey for health and medicinal purposes has a long history – the cave paintings in Cuevas de la Araña in Spain depict humans foraging for honey at least 8,000 years ago and there are records of ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans using honey on cuts and wounds as well as ancient Egyptian women using honey as skin care. Honey's many nutritional and medicinal uses once considered old wives’ tales do not hold true today as scientific research and tests reveal natural honey has immense health benefits.
Honey is a natural source of carbohydrates and nutrition that provide strength and energy to our bodies. It instantly boosts performance and endurance while reducing muscle fatigue during exercise.
Honey’s antioxidants properties may help prevent cognitive decline due to aging and cellular damage and loss within the brain. It also helps the body absorb calcium, which is needed to process thoughts and make decisions.
The antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey is effective alternative for improving upper respiratory tract infections (cough suppressants and for soothing inflamed or sore throats.
Note: Children under 18 months old should not be served honey.
A natural antibiotic, honey is effective in disinfecting wounds and sores, and promoting healing. An overwhelming majority of patients reported remarkable improvement after a topical application of honey.