Some surprising benefits of honeyWe all have once at least consumed honey and loved it. honey is produced by bee by roaming around and extracting nectar from different plants, however they make excess for themselves and these excesses can be consumed by us human. Honey is a plant compound which is not just considered as a food but also as a material with medicinal properties.
1. Cure wounds caused by burning.
This might come as a shock to you but honey has been used to heal wounds and burn from very past era and still is very prevalent and valid. Scientific researches have shown that honey has been successful in helping with healing of partial burns as well as infected wounds after certain surgeries. Honey also is believed to have helped in healing of diabetic ulcers in many cases. These can be due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects as well the power to nourish surrounding tissues and cells.
2. Suppress coughs.
We might have considered it as a baseless home remedy however it is indeed true that, multiple studies have shown that honey is better option for curing coughs especially in children. The medicines that are available for coughs have side effects however honey has no side effect and has been proven to reduce symptoms of cough as well as help in better sleep. However, it should be noted that honey should not be given to children under 1 years.
3. Helps improve cholesterol and lower triglycerides.
The antioxidants in honey helps in lowering the blood pressure to an effective level. Multiple studies have shown that human being has shown lower blood pressure as well as stable cholesterol when consumed honey. Triglycerides can be a risk factor for heart diseases, consumption of sugar has also been related worse condition of triglycerides however if the diet with sugar is replaced with honey then it can help in lowering triglyceride levels and multiple studies proves the same especially if there is a daily consumption of honey.
4. Great replacement for sugar in diet especially for diabetic people.
You might have heard about this one, and it is indeed true. Honey is considered less bad compared to sugar in diet. However, there are conflict in studies, honey indeed helps in lowering cholesterol inflaming and increase good HDL cholesterol however it is also believed to increase blood sugar level but lesser compared to sugar. Hence, honey is better option that sugar but diabetic patients should be careful with the consuming of either of those. Also, company honey can be adultized and one should be careful about that.
5.Honey promotes better flow of blood.
It might seem very uncommon but honey has a lot of other health benefits along with the other mentioned earlier. It's antioxidant compounds helps the arteries of our heart to dilate as well as helps in better blood flow towards our heart. Studies has also shown that honey can help prevent blood clot formation even lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.