Besides being a natural sweetener and making your tea more delicious, honey has plenty of benefits beyond that. This superfood has been around for at least five thousand years. Honey can be traced back to ancient societies with applications in medicine, supplements and healing wounds.
But that’s not all, honey has benefits beyond that as well. Below are other applications and benefits of consuming honey that you may not be aware of!
Soothes sore throat
Next time you’re feeling sick, reach for the jar of honey instead of your cough medicine. Honey is a potent cough suppressant and doesn’t make you feel drowsy like most cough medicines do. Take two spoons of honey and a glass of warm water to help you soothe a sore throat.
Antioxidants that lower blood pressure
Honey has a surplus of natural antioxidants called polyphenols in its ingredient. This helps protects our bodies from cell damage, suppress toxic stress hormones, and inflammation from harming our bodies. Combined, these protective properties help fortify our bodies from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and various types of cancer.
Promotes wound healing and tissue regeneration
Did you know that honey has antibacterial and antimicrobic properties? This is because bees deposit a chemical compound known as hydrogen peroxide as they are pollinating flowers. In humans, the hydrogen peroxide is harmless, but they are highly effective in killing bacteria. In fact, honey has been used in medical settings to help aid with tissue regeneration and healing wounds. Also fun fact, darker colored honey has been known to have more potent antibacterial properties.
Soothes the nerves
The natural glucose content in honey is an essential ingredient for the neurons in our brain and has been shown to have a calming effect on our nervous system. This means that honey can act as a natural antidote for psychological symptoms during times of anxiety and stress.
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What did you think of the health benefits we covered in this article? Did you know about the benefits that we listed? We hope this article has given you insight into the incredible health benefits of honey.