There are many great uses for bees honey. Honey
has been used for thousands of years to help speed
wound healing, ease ulcer pain, relieve constipation and diarrhea.
Honey in some ways is better for
you then sugar. It does contain some minerals and B vitamins. Many
doctors and research have been
studying the healing powers of honey for many years. Research has
shown that honey helps relieve
constipation speed healing and prevent infections. Honey during wwII
was used to treat skin wounds
like burns. When antibiotics started to be used honey was taking out
of the doctor's bag and back
into the kitchen.
It was proven
that honey did cure skin wounds when medicine failed.
Honey contains large amounts of sugar which absorb moisture inside
wounds. It also contains hydrogen
peroxide which disinfects cuts and scrapes. Some bees honey contain
propolis a compound that kills
seven types of bacteria. Just as it helps the outside of the body it
help on the inside. A type of
bees honey called Manuka has been shown to kill bacteria that causes
stomach ulcers from a research
Honey has shown promise in the treating of
diarrhea because it
kills the bacteria that is
causing the problem.
It has been shown in research that it helps with constipation because
of the large amounts of
fructose. The fermentation happens in the large intestine which causes
constipation and honey comes
in and stops it. Bees honey according to doctors is higher in fructose
then any other food.
You should shop for raw honey because the high heats to make regular
honey disable some of the
protective compounds. To get the most antibacterial power raw honey is
the best to buy. If you can
find it Manuka honey is the very best to buy. make sure to read the
labels to make sure you are
getting active Manuka honey according to doctors.
When using honey for baking add a pinch of baking soda. This will the
honey's acidity and
help the food to rise. If you are making jams, jellies, or candies
increase the cooking temperature
just a bit which will allow the extra liquid to evaporate. There are
many different types of honey
with different flavors. Orange blossom honey has a light taste while
buckwheat honey is stronger and
better on toast and muffins.
When not to use honey. You should never give honey to infants because
it can contain spores that can
cause botulism. They do not thrive in older children or adults.
However in infants they can spread
and cause infant botulism. Doctors and research have said you should
never feed honey to infants
under one year old.