Honey useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

beneficial effects of honey on the human body in many ways.However, in many respects, its effect on the physiological processes still poorly understood.It is known for the following:

honey - beautiful high-calorie food (100 g of honey yield about 350 kcal).Delicious and flavorful on its own, it improves the taste of food;

well absorbed and digested.More easily absorbed in the body than regular sugar, honey is a valuable dietary product;

has a twofold effect on appetite: strengthens weakened inhibits increased.Doubly acts on the secretory function of the stomach, either increases it or decreases depending on the method and conditions of application;

has a normalizing and laxative effect on the intestine with sluggish peristalsis and constipation, especially in combination with wheat bran;

after suffering certain infections (. Dysentery, salmonellosis, etc.) and treatment with appropriate antibiotics in the patient's intestines usually disturbed the balance between the normal, naturally coexisting

with human microflora and occasional adverse to the body by bacteria: bacteria overgrowth occurs.The use of honey in combination with acidophilus milk and other dairy products helps to restore the normal state of the intestinal microflora.This normalizing effect of honey can be used for fermentation and putrefaction in the intestines, causing excessive flatulence and bloating.Especially effective in dysbacteriosis combination of honey with drugs such as colibacterin bifikol, bifidum-bakterin, laktobakterin;

fast absorption in the intestines and honey flow in the liver provide multiple incentives to its functions, a positive effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems;

was an increase in metabolism, a sizeable increase in muscle performance and contractile activity of the heart during the regular daily intake of 100-150 grams of sugar instead of honey;

protivotoksicheskoe action of catalase honey, neutralizing hydrogen peroxide, which is produced in the human body as a result of the impact of various adverse factors. Bacterial and viral diseases, sudden weather changes, stress, fatigue, etc. Hydrogen peroxide, lingering in the liver cells and red blood cells, breakstheir livelihoods;According to many scientists, the regular intake of honey not only promotes well-being and health, but also the preservation of youth and prolong life;

in different countries traditionally use honey as an antidote for poisoning plant, animal and mineral poisons.In folk medicine, a few spoonfuls of honey with cold water or warm tea used as an antidote for snake bites and rabid dogs, food poisoning;

natural honey also possesses strong antimicrobial properties, sometimes even stronger than antibiotics.9-10% strength solution of honey kill many microbes 24-48 h nature of these properties is interpreted differently: sugars, organic acids, enzymes - inhibin and glucose oxidase..In honey there are antibiotics - volatile, inhibiting proliferation of certain pyogenic bacteria, such as staphylococci and streptococci, as well as some of the simplest - trihomonadnyh pathogens diseases.These compounds are easily destroyed during storage of honey in the sun and when heating.But, despite this, the honey can survive pathogenic or opportunistic human pathogenic microorganisms - causative agents of food poisoning - Salmonella and Proteus;in Egypt, Syria and Greece anti-microbial properties of honey used in conjunction with the wax in embalming.Only thanks honey body of Alexander the Great lasted more than 300 years.And in the Egyptian pyramids at Giza near the city in a vessel with honey was found in a well-preserved body of a baby 800 years ago;

honey has been used successfully and is currently used for the preservation of various plant and animal foods such as butter.To do this in a clean glass jar inside a greased honey, butter and tightly laid pour honey layer of 2-3 cm. In such circumstances, even if the oil temperature + 20 ° C can be stored up to 6 months.Likewise may be preserved, and other foods.The ancient Romans were preserved honey roots, flowers, seeds, meat, and even a rare game, delivered from distant conquered countries.Arabs and now, in our time, to protect the meat from rotting conserve it in the honey;

identified as a beneficial stimulatory effect of honey, or rather, its biogenic stimulators, on the general state of health, mental and physical performance of a person, as honey promotes the expansion of the brain blood vessels and heart than enhances the activity of the nervous and endocrine systems.This action is enhanced by honey and biogenic stimulants microelements, activates, according to Academician Filatov, the activity of enzymes of tissue respiration and enhances the overall vitality of the body.

addition, and set the biological activity of the honey, it is found growth substances - BIOS, or a growth factor.So, if you cut the branches of trees to process honey solution and then planted in the ground, they quickly take root.The aqueous solution of honey gives life ripped off branches of jasmine arborvitae, maple, boxwood and other plants.Growth substances stimulate the growth of healthy cells in human and animal tissues, enhance their proliferation.Growth of malignant cells, they do not cause.

Before using this or that recipe, you need to know about some of the subtleties in the selection of honey.

How to determine whether the high-quality honey you buy?Require the seller quality certificate, which provides laboratory.This certificate note diastaznoe number (an enzyme that bees secrete to resschepleniya starch).For acacia honey, it can not be less than 7, for the spring honey - 13, buckwheat honey has diastase order - 24-39.If you are trying to sell the heated honey, the number it will be much less.Also, in the certification pay attention to moisture.It should not exceed 21%.

you can offer honey collected by bees not with flowers, but with sugar syrup.Naturally, this can not be called useful honey.

often think that if honey is sugar - then became old and do not expect good from him.This is not quite true.The fact that the period in honey is practically unlimited.Known, for example, is the fact that even the honey, which is found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, has maintained its quality.

When using honey it is necessary to know that it loses its medicinal properties when heated.Already at 50 degrees in sweet foods are destroyed all the nutrients - enzymes, vitamins.So think before you drink hot tea with honey, that it will be useful, if the water temperature is above 40 degrees.

Another point that must be considered when treatment with honey.Many believe that a low-calorie product, and is used in place of sugar.Of course, as an energy source for med of the body better.But let's compare.In 100 grams of honey - 330 calories.And 100 grams of sugar - 390. Not such a big difference.

Efficiencies honey:

alkalizing influence in domestic use, providing optimal conditions for the antitoxic function of the liver;

bactericidal activity against certain pyogenic bacteria: staphylococci, streptococci and some protozoa pathogens of diseases of the mucous membranes;

anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect;

preservative effect in relation to various substances of vegetable and animal origin;

the presence of growth factors enhancing the multiplication of healthy cells;

feeling better;

increase appetite and improve digestion.

The most common methods for therapeutic use:

receiving undiluted and zapivanie warm water, tea, coffee, milk, yogurt, or mixed with other foods;

ingestion in the form of solutions of various concentrations (10-20%);

ionogalvanizatsiya - electrophoresis of a 50% solution through the skin from the anode;

administration of solutions of different concentrations through a thin (duodenal) and fat (gastric) probe into the stomach, duodenum and intestines;

inhalation solutions using inhalers or improvised;

rinsing the mouth and throat 30 a 10-20% solution;

instillation into the eyes and nose of a 30% solution;

syringing and irrigation vaginal mucous membranes 10-20-30% solution;

imposition of gauze and cotton swab dipped in liquid honey, or a 50% solution;

bandaging the wound surface;

skin lubrication, the mucosa of the nose and lips;

reception of honey with herbs, antibiotics to enhance their actions, for example, in the treatment of dysentery, and so on. D.


the appointment of honey treatment is needed strictly individual approach to each patient, selection of the appropriate type of honey, and it is strictly individualdosage ( "and the sweet honey, but not on two spoons in the mouth") in order to avoid adverse effects of a large amount of carbohydrate on the autonomic nervous system and overall metabolism.

necessary separately the therapeutic dose of honey and common indications for its use, since, depending on the time of receipt, the water temperature in which the honey is dissolved before use, the dose of honey can act on the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines to different and even opposite.

for medicinal purposes honey is recommended mainly take dissolved, as only in this way facilitates the penetration of its components into the bloodstream and then into the cells and tissues of the body.

daily dose for an adult is defined by an average of 80 to 120 g (200 g - with ulcers).For children, the daily dose of honey is set from 30 to 60 There are indications g. daily therapeutic dose of honey determine the rate of 1-2 g of honey per 1 kg of patient weight.Increasing the excess of the daily dose is harmful, especially in diseases of the pancreas, obesity and the like. D. In the case of reception of honey, especially the maximum dosage should be excluded from the diet other sweets.Like all drugs of plant origin - honey is related to a natural natural herbal remedies - he applied three times a day on average, 30-60 g For better orientation, we must bear in mind that one tablespoon contains about 20 to 25 grams of honey.

common indication for medolecheniya is usually unsuccessful or ineffective treatment of diseases by conventional methods, or honey are taking to improve the efficiency of the complex drug regimen prescribed at this particular disease, that is, taking honey in combination with drugs to enhance their pharmacological action.Curative pharmacological effect honey promote the well-studied constituents of honey elements bioelements, vitamins, enzymes biocatalysts, potassium, sodium, calcium, manganese, copper, iron, fructose, and other volatile substances.However, any appointment of honey as a medicine is carried out only by a physician after a patient survey on honey portability.Application medolecheniya on the initiative of a doctor should be done only after obtaining the patient's consent.Medolechenie, appointed at the initiative of the patient, not the physician takes responsibility for the outcome.

But yourself a recipe that has been treated our grandparents.

From colds

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon.Add 100 g of honey.Take before bedtime.To wash down with warm tea.

horseradish juice and honey mixed in equal proportions and take 1 tbsp.l.in the morning and in the evening.

The decoction of chamomile (200 g of water 1 tbsp. L. Dried flowers) to add 1 ch. L.honey.Rinse this broth throat.You can also mix honey with a decoction of sage or mint.

1 tbsp.l.pulp of fresh garlic mixed with 1 tbsp.l.honey.Take before bedtime.To wash down with warm water.

rub the whole body with honey, salt and a good warm up in the sauna.

at night to drink 1 cup of tea with 2 hours. L.honey, bundle up and sweat.

Mix honey mixed with the juice of cranberries.Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day.


The black radish cut a funnel, add 1 tablespoon hollow.l.honey.After some time, the juice of radish mixed with honey.The resulting infusion can take 2 tbsp.l.for 20 minutes before a meal, 3-4 times a day.

Grate 1 onion, 1 apple.Add the same amount of honey, stir and take 1 ch. L.5-6 times per day.


Mix 0.5 kg of crushed onions, 50 g of honey, 400 g sugar, pour 1 liter of water and put on fire.Cook for 3 hours on low heat.Cool, take 4 times a day for 1 st.l.

Mix 1 tbsp.l.honey, 30 g of lard, 1 tbsp.l.hot milk.3 times a day.

Grate radishes, squeeze the juice and mix it with honey.Take 2 tbsp.l.20 minutes before meals 3-4 times a day.

Mix 1 tbsp.l.sunflower oil, honey and brandy (vodka).The mixture is warmed with stirring, for a couple, but do not boil.Take in one go (gulp) and immediately go to bed under a blanket.

clove garlic and 1 ch. L.Mix honey and eat, carefully chewing.Repeat three times daily.

In bronchial asthma

Thoroughly knead 1 tbsp.l.Viburnum berries and pour 1 cup of warm boiled water, stir it in 1 tbsp.l.honey.Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, mix thoroughly and strain.This portion is completely consumed during the day, taking 1 tbsp.l.every 1.5-2 hours.Asthmatics who are prone to hypertension, it is best to take the juice of fresh berries of viburnum 1 tbsp.l.8 times per day.

whooping cough

Mix 50 grams of garlic and 20 g of dry powdered herb thyme, pour 0.5 liters of water, cook covered with a dish on low heat until the liquid has evaporated by half Strain, add 200 g of honey, a couple of pre-heated,and 200 g sugar.

All mix well.This pleasant syrup whooping cough use for 1 hour. L.after meal.

In diseases of the digestive system

Currently, the effectiveness of honey as a dietary and therapeutic agent for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (honey as such or together with medication) reported by many authors.It is no coincidence they say in medicine that "Honey - the best friend of the stomach."

Typically, gastritis primarily violated the secretory and motor function of the stomach is reduced (sometimes to the complete lack of it), or increased quantity and acidity of gastric juice.Bee honey has a normalizing effect on these functions, including inflammation of the stomach and appetite: it enhances appetite weakened, increased - brakes.

In chronic gastritis with a reduced secretory function and low acidity, is usually accompanied by some patients with anemia and exhaustion, honey, buckwheat better, motley grass, mint, thyme, oregano steppe, taken 3 times a day for 15-20 minutes before eating,30-60 grams of boiled in a glass of cold water, drink the solution quickly.As such, the honey very exciting motor and secretory functions of the stomach and intestines, promotes the secretion of gastric juice, increase its acidity.In addition, the honey helps to restore appetite and improve digestion in general, is very important for these patients.

If you received a variety of honey has an irritating effect on the gastric mucosa, it should be replaced by another kind, which is easier tolerated.

described technique can be used for the treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis with zero acidity.Here you can take honey solution and during the meal, along with an appropriate diet dishes.

At low acidity of gastric juice can be taken with honey or juice of black radish horseradish in a ratio of 1: 1.The mixture is take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day 20 min before meal.;can not - in acute nephritis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, peptic ulcer disease.

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