Honey

“The food of the bees is the sweetness of life.”

Honey

Liquid gold

“The food of the bees is the sweetness of life.”


Type: Nourishing


Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, hydroscopic humectant


Part Used: Honey from honey bees


Preparation and Dose: No preparation needed. Honey and water, honey and vinegar are two ancient healing ways to use honey.


Honey contains: Vitamin B2, B3,B5,B6, folate (folic acid), biotin; calcium copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc; caffeic acid, propolis


Cautions: None for adults and children over one year of age. Do not give honey in any form to children less than 1 year old.


Simple, common honey is one of the most ancient of herbal medicines and a great ally to a healthy heart. This is in direct contrast to refined white sugar, which many believe to be a cause of heart and blood vessel disease. An enzyme in bee saliva converts flower nectar into honey.


Studies have found that regular consumption of honey helps create a healthy heart in a variety of ways. Honey has a beneficial effect on cholesterol; it lowers both LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.


As an anti-inflammatory, honey has been shown to help reduce inflammatory markers like homocysteine and C-reactive protein, both of which are strongly linked to heart attack risk.


Honey increases the benefits derived from fermented foods and aids in absorption of calcium as well. (Calcium helps muscles, like the heart, not just the bones.)


Honey provides nutrients needed for a healthy thyroid.


Honey makes sweet memories and an open, easy, flowing heart.


If you are dealing with heart or blood vessel diseases, you may want to consider using raw honey, which contains pollen, a source of heart-healthy phytosterols, and propolis, a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substance collects from tree buds.


The darker the honey, the stronger the taste and the more powerful the effects.