Did You Know How Honey Can Help You Boost Your Health? Here Are 11 Great Uses…

Home Remedies: Use Honey For 11 Common Ailments

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The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.

On account of its medicinal benefits, honey is commonly used in a large number of home remedies, some of which are listed below

Honey for respiratory ailments

Honey is used as an effective natural remedy for cold and sore throat. A teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice, mixed with half a glass of warm water taken several times a day can provide relief from inflamed throat and asthma. Alternatively, having half a teaspoon of ginger (powder or juice) and a pinch of black pepper powder added to a teaspoon of honey can alleviate this problem.

One can also take a teaspoon of basil (tulsi) juice to a teaspoon of honey to relieve sore throat and cough. Honey is an integral part of kadhas, home-made decoctions prepared using herbs and spices, for treating respiratory ailments.

Seasonal allergies can be treated by consuming 2 teaspoons of honey daily. It is considered particularly beneficial for treatment of cough, cold and congestion in children.

Honey for obesity

Drinking a glass of lukewarm water mixed with a teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice every morning on empty stomach, is an age-old home remedy for obesity. This is also helpful for purification of blood and general detoxification. Being a medium glycemic index food, honey helps boost energy levels without accumulation of fats.

Drinking a glass of milk or warm water with a teaspoon of honey READ MORE at: http://blogs.naturalnews.com/home-remedies-use-honey-11-common-ailments/

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