Honey is the sweet substance made by honey bees. It has a lot of health benefits. It contains vitamins, amino acids, minerals, zinc , iron and antioxidants. It improves heart health. It helps wound healing, But taking too much honey may cause the opposite effects due to its high sugar and calories. It also has anti-inflammatory effects. It protects from brain damage caused by lead exposure. It has antibacterial and antifungal power.Raw honey boosts immunity power and it has anti cancer benefits.
Honey is used to heal burns. It helps to prevent infections. It helps to increase the memory. It helps to reduce diabetes, hemorrhoids, wounds,etc.It is used for the treatment of sore throat. It improves long term and short term memory. It is an effective remedy to heal herpes.It reduces upward flow of stomach acid. We can use honey to treat gastro esophageal reflux,heartburn, etc.
We can use honey to reduce children’s coughs during the night.Honey is also used to treat stress,weakness,bed wetting,bad breath, teeth pain,eczema, burns,asthma, vision problems, dysentery, vomiting, blood pressure, jaundice, obesity and arthritis.
People would have used raw honey. But today most honey in the supermarket is pasteurized honey which involves intense heating and these types of Honey may contain added sugar. Raw Honey takes straight from the honeycomb. People usually filter the honey to remove small bits of debris . They do not pasteurize the honey. Normal Honey appears cloudy and it contains extra elements. We can eat raw honey safely.
But pasteurized honey is clear and smooth. pasteurization improves the appearance of the honey,shelf life and it kills yeast cells. But it affects the taste of the honey. Raw Honey contains specific components. But pasteurized Honey does not contain these specific components.
The specific components are Bee Pollen. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Bee propolis is another specific component. It is a glue-like substance that helps keep the hive together. Some vitamins ,minerals, enzymes and amino acids are present in the raw honey.
Let’s see how to find fake honey. We can test the honey in water. Take one spoon of honey ,if your honey is dissolving in water it is fake. Pure Honey habit stick texture it will set at the bottom of glass. Next is to mix a few drops of honey into vinegar water. If there is a foam your Honey is fake. Pure Honey exposed to heat should remain unburned.so you dip a cotton bud in honey and light it . If it burns,it is pure honey.
Fake honey leads to different diseases. We need a plate and water. Pour honey into the plate. Add water to it. Then rotate it , we can see a different pattern in it.