Honey is one of the most generous gifts of nature. This natural product has innumerable properties and has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years.
Honey is a natural sweetener that is produces by bees through conversion of nectar into simple sugars. It is quickly and easily absorbed in the bloodstream which makes honey ideal energy provider. Honey can be used by everyone: young and old, convalescents and people who suffer from various digestive problems.
Honey contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B and C, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium. It is also rich in amino acids and enzymes. The intake of honey provides the body with many important nutrients that are usually destroyed in cooking.
Honey also has many medical benefits. For example, honey combines with ginger is used to sooth sore throat and to prevent cold and cough. Warm milk with a spoon of honey at bedtime is perfect for sleeping problems because honey has natural sedative effects and stimulates relaxation. It is also very helpful for nervousness, anxiety and tension.
Honey and lemon juice taken in the morning will relieve constipation. Honey is a natural tonic, and is very beneficial for individuals who suffer from anemia and vitamin deficiency. A main advantage of honey is that it has fewer calories than sugar.