Many people know honey only limited food, but do you know that in the honey itself there are many benefits. In terms of the health of honey in the concentration of A 30% to 50% function much better than other antibiotics. Thick honey stop the growth of bacteriaCandida alb. Honey watery by 40% to be bacteridal (bacteria killer), so it can act as anti-bacterial and anti fungal. Here are some of the benefits of honey:
1. In terms of health
Increasing the growth of beneficial bacteria and inhibit harmful bacteria:
Honey helps to increase the growth of bifidobacteria, which is a bacteria that is very important to maintain digestive health and honey also helps inhibit harmful bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, which can cause ulcers in the stomach.
Helps absorption of calcium Gluconic acid content in honey can help increase calcium absorption.
As an antioxidant Nutritional content in honey such as vitamin C, organic acids, enzymes, phenolic acids and flavonoids for antioxidant benefits high.
Accelerate wound healing
Honey has a high hygroscopic properties (easy to absorb water). When applied to open wounds, honey attract water content of the wound, making the wound dry quickly, so it can help speed wound healing. Honey can also reduce swelling in the wound so that wounds can heal faster. Antimicrobial properties of honey may help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi that cause infection in the wound.
Honey is good for the eyes and vision. Mix honey and carrot juice beneficial for eyesight and good for those who often linger in front of the computer work.
Honey can overcome respiratory problems, such as research conducted in Bulgaria on the therapeutic effects of honey benefits of persons with respiratory tract like bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis showed satisfactory results. This research was conducted by S. Mladenov with his paper titled “Disease of the Air Passages Treated With Honey”. The study involved 17,862 patients with respiratory tract consists of 8836 men and 9.026 women with age range 21-60 years.
2. In terms of beauty
Benefits of Honey which is used for beauty has been proven since the time of Cleopatra. So many benefits of honey, both for health and beauty.
A Honey is an antioxidant that can improve the beauty of the skin, soften and make the youth
Honey softens the lips, moisturize and prevent dry lips or chapped
Honey can eliminate acne
Honey remove stains and black spots on the face and prevent wrinkles
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