Health Benefits of Honey
1. Prevent cancer and heart disease: Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
2. Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders: Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
3. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal: “All honey is anti-bacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
4. Increase athletic performance: Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that honey is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.
5. Reduce cough and throat irritation: Honey helps with coughs, particularly raw honey. In a study of 110 children over the age of one year, a single dose of raw honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough.
6. Balances the five elements: Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 2000 years and is considered to affect the body positively. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, helping with weight loss, urinary tract disorders and bronchial asthma. Honey is often referred to as “Yogavahi” in India since it has the quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. Honey used in conjunction with other herbal remedies helps to enhance the medicinal qualities of those remedies by helping them to reach the deeper tissues of the body.
7. Blood sugar regulation: Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they do not cause blood sugar levels to spike.
8. Heal wounds and burns: External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazene. It is thought that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to cause this effect.
9. Probiotic: Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of good bacteria. This can include up to six types of lactobacilli and four types of bifidobacteria. This may help to explain the therapeutic properties of honey.
10. Beautiful skin: The anti-bacterial properties of honey are particularly helpful for skin. When used in connection with other ingredients, honey can also be used to nourish and moisturize the skin.
11. Helps with sleep: One of the many soothing qualities of raw honey is the fact that it can help provide sleep aid. Honey may actually help the action of tryptophan, which helps people become sleepy.
PLEASE NOTE WHEN PURCHASING RAW HONEY THAT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY
OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDS NEVER GIVING INFANTS UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE
RAW HONEY PRODUCTS
Oregon Trail Honey Farm
1000 Fullerton Rd
PO Box 273
Echo, OR 97826
Phone: 541 376 8345