Honey; a treasure from nature, a complete meal, is a sweet liquid made by bees using the nectar from flowers. It is one of the oldest and effective natural remedies for health-related issues. Starting your day with a cup of warm water with honey is more n more beneficial than a cup of coffee and tea. This combined with a balanced and nutritious breakfast leaves the body to energize throughout the day.
Honey Vs Sugar.
Nowadays many doctors suggest reducing the intake of sugar as this is causing so many health issues like heart diseases, diabetic imbalance, weight gain, etc. So, Honey is the best alternative to sugar one can use. The composition of sugar is based entirely on glucose and fructose divided equally. While it contains a major part of fructose than glucose and then water, pollen, and other nutrition which make it more beneficial than sugar. Because of the low level of fructose, it lasts longer in the body and leaves us active and energized for a long time.
Benefits Of Honey
Drinking Honey with warm water in the morning helps in digestion, prevents constipation and make it easy for your body to flush out the maximum amount of toxins the stomach had.
Honey acts as a natural antibiotic for our bodies. It has anti-bacterial effects that fight against pathogenic and non-pathogenic micro-organisms that commonly cause diarrhea. It decreases the severity and duration of diarrhea
Honey is full of natural sugar which gives us more energy, hydration accelerates blood flow to the brain. It also helps in clearing infections and strengthens the immune system of the body.
Acts As a Pain Killer.
Drinking honey in warm water helps us in relaxing abdominal muscles to relieves the cramps and spasms. Warm water has a relaxing effect on the body. This liquid gold reduces swelling and pain by its anti-inflammatory properties while its antibacterial properties prevent infection. In the case of wounds, it absorbs moisture from the air, fastens the healing process, and prevents scarring. This is because it stimulates the growth of epithelial cells that form the new skin cover. In this way, it may eliminate the need for tissue transplantation.
Best Remedy for Cough.
A full spoon of honey mixed with crushed black pepper vanishes the symptoms of sore throat, cough, and flu. The same can be done by a mixture of honey and ginger extract( tastes like yummy). The World Health Organization recommends it as a natural cough remedy due to its anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.
He who wants to prevent the cold during winter should eat three mouthfuls of beeswax (honey).Imam Ali al-Rida
Helpful in Weight Loss.
When it comes to weight loss and diet plans, the first thing that comes in mind is the elimination of sugar from our diet. In this regard, honey is considered as the best alternative for sugar. It increases body temperature and fastens the metabolism. If mix with warm water it stimulates the removal of a fat deposit from the body. It also helps in the elimination of toxins circulating the body, improving circulation, and purifying the blood.
Honey For Skin.
Milk and honey have always been the center of attention when it comes to the instant glow of the skin. Dates back to the time of Cleopatra, who was famous for taking milk and honey baths to keep her skin beautiful. They both have antimicrobial properties, so they both act as a great cleanser for the skin. The alpha-hydroxy acid in milk that naturally eats away dead skin cells and makes your skin healthy.
It helps open the pores, helping clear away dirt. Because of its antibacterial properties, it is very effective in the prevention and treatment of acne. It also moisturizes the skin and is a natural moisturizer, actually drawing moisture to the skin.
Most of the salons are offering spas version of honey body treatment as it keeps your face glowy for a long time. So, pamper yourself at home by simply applying a spoonful on it on your face for 15 minutes then rinse off with cold water. If you have dry skin mix it in half teas spoon of lemon juice and then apply for 10 minutes and rinse off with cold water. You will experience the best soothing effect and instant glow on your face.
In The Light Of Islam.
And your Lord inspired the bee, saying: ‘Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).’ There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.”Qur’an 16:68-69
The dearest wife of the Prophet (S.A.W) Hazrat A’ishah (R.A) says that the Prophet was very fond of honey. He used to drink a beverage made of milk, honey, and raisins. Every morning, he would consume a glass of water sweetened with honey. He also said that honey should not be refused:
“Do not refuse honey when it is offered.”
A man came to the Prophet (S.A.W) , and said: “My brother has some abdominal trouble.” The Prophet (S.A.W), said to him, “Let him drink honey.” The man returned to the Prophet (S.A.W), and said: “O Messenger of Allah! I let him drink honey, but it caused him more pain.” The Prophet (S.A.W), said to him: “Go and let him drink honey!” The man went and let his brother drink honey then returned back and said: “O Messenger of Allah, it did not cause him except more pains.” The Prophet (S.A.W), then said: “Allah has said the truth, but your brother’s abdomen has told a lie. Let him drink honey.” So he made him drink honey and he was cured.Al-Bukhari and Muslim
The Prophet (S.A.W), also said:
“Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Qur’an.”At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Al-Bayhaqi
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