RAW HONEY INFORMATION AND BENEFITS :)

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Some natural home remedies to use raw honey for......,

Cinnamon and Raw Honey

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do

what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However,

when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call

"crystallizing". When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some

water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat and let

it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was.

Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey

Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world.

Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective)

medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side

effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly

World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has

given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and

cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of

jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the

cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those

who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept

miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water

with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors

treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a

week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally

relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in

a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed

in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the

level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As

mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic

cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal,

pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one

tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days.

This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach

ulcers from the root.

GAS:

According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed

that if

Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system

and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found

that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant

use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and

viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before

food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient'

which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu..

LONGEVITY:

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, Arrests the

ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder,

and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup,

three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old

age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the

chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply

this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm

water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty

stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in

one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese

person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to

accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of

the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from

these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one

teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

FATIGUE:

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful

rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens,

who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and

flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken

daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH:

People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their

breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts

restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter

and cinnamon sprinkled on it!

You might want to share this information with a friend, kinfolks and loved

ones. Everyone needs healthy help information

Improve Athletic Performance and Heal Wounds with Raw Honey?

Primarily honey has been used as an energy source, but recent research has examined the use of honey as an ergogenic aid (a food or ingredient that helps an athlete's performance) and wound healing agent, both of which were once considered merely age-old anecdotes.

In the time of the ancient Olympics, athletes were reported to eat special foods, such as honey and dried figs, to enhance their sports performance. Recently, however, one group of researchers has investigated the use of honey as an ergogenic aid in athletes. The study involved a group of 39 weight-trained athletes, both male and female. Subjects underwent an intensive weight-lifting workout and then immediately consumed a protein supplement blended with either sugar, maltodextrin or honey as the carbohydrate source. The honey group maintained optimal blood sugar levels throughout the two hours following the workout. In addition, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration (carbohydrates stored in muscle) was favorable in those individuals consuming the honey-protein combination.

Sustaining favorable blood sugar concentrations after endurance training by ingesting carbohydrates before, during and after training is important for maintaining muscle glycogen stores (glycogen is the form in which sugar is stored in muscle as ready-to-use fuel), so that muscle recuperation is more efficient and the athlete is ready to perform again at their highest level the next day. The best-studied ergogenic aid is carbohydrates because they are necessary for maintaining muscle glycogen stores. For now, honey appears to be just another source of carbohydrates that can help athletes perform at their best, rather than a superior choice over any other carbohydrate.

The wound healing properties of honey may, however, be its most promising medicinal quality. Honey has been used topically as an antiseptic therapeutic agent for the treatment of ulcers, burns and wounds for centuries. One study in India compared the wound healing effects of honey to a conventional treatment (silver sulfadiazene) in 104 first-degree burn patients. After one week of treatment, 91 percent of honey treated burns were infection free compared with only 7 percent receiving the conventional treatment. Finally, a greater percentage of patients' burns were healed more readily in the honey treated group. Another study examined the wound healing benefits of honey applied topically to patients following Caesarean section and hysterectomy. Compared to the group receiving the standard solution of iodine and alcohol, the honey treated group was infection free in fewer days, healed more cleanly and had a reduced hospital stay.

Several mechanisms have been proposed for the wound healing benefits that are observed when honey is applied topically. Because honey is composed mainly of glucose and fructose, two sugars that strongly attract water, honey absorbs water in the wound, drying it out so that the growth of bacteria and fungi is inhibited (these microorganisms thrive in a moist environment). Secondly, raw honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase that, when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide, a mild antiseptic.

In addition to the specific enzymes found in honey, which may help in the healing process, honey also contains antioxidants and flavonoids that may function as antibacterial agents. One antioxidant in particular, pinocembrin, which is unique to honey, is currently being studied for its antibacterial properties. One laboratory study of unpasteurized honey samples indicated the majority had antibacterial action against Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria found readily in our environment that can cause infections, especially in open wounds. Other reports indicate honey is effective at inhibiting Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. Darker honeys, specifically honey from buckwheat flowers, sage and tupelo, contain a greater amount of antioxidants than other honeys, and raw, unprocessed honey contains the widest variety of health-supportive substances.

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Comment by Mandy on June 1, 2010 at 10:58pm
Hi Marilyn :) Its all about bees has great honey!
Comment by Mandy on May 26, 2010 at 7:25pm
Noreen, the info on why raw honey has benefits is in the above info. Is raw honey necessary to survive? No. But if one needs sweetness I believe raw honey is the best choice personally. It has some many other benefits topically as well :)
Comment by Mandy on May 21, 2010 at 3:22pm
I get mine from a bee farmer off of 142d and Pacific. I can gather some info and post it about why/how raw honey is much better than sugar. Keep in mind sugar is highly processed and raw honey has lots of helpful enzymes and pure natural goodness :) more to come!
Comment by Noreen Wilkins on May 21, 2010 at 12:48pm
Mandy : )
This is an excellent article !! Where do you purchase your raw honey from? Also, those who are anti-sugar have said that honey is no better than sugar and is just as bad. What do you have to say in honey's defense? Noreen : )

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