Honey - a tasty medicine from thousands of diseases

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This tasty medicine is useful for everybody. Of course, we talk about honey. This very pleasant medicine is easy-to-use, has almost no side effects and overdoses

tasty medicine is useful for everybody. Of course, we talk about honey.
This very pleasant medicine is easy-to-use, has almost no side effects
and overdoses.

Even if your baby manages to reach it, it will bring no harm to him.
And another thing: you shouldn`t rush to a drug-store to buy this
medicine, it`s always at hand. Well, from time to time everyone wants
to try something tasty -  so, there`s nothing better than honey.
Honey is a high-calorie product and at the same time an efficient
medicinal remedy.

Honey is a real cocktail of glucose, fructose, proteins, ferments,
vitamins (В2, В6, РР and etc.), various mineral substances and organic
acids. Fresh honey - is a thick transparent paste, which starts
crystallizing and hardening with time. You should remember, ripe honey
has the best taste and sustenance. To determine ripeness of honey, you
can put a spoon in it and turn it. Unripe honey trickles down from a
spoon, and ripe one - winds it up. With time honey can (and should)
become sugared. Its quality doesn`t change, and this thickening only
points at its high quality. Color spectrum of honey is much varied -
from light-yellow (acacia) to dark-brown (buckwheat).

Honey can be even green, although its color, taste and scent
(”bouquet”) are determined by time and place of harvest. By the way,
there`re more mineral substances (iron, copper and etc.) in dark honey.
Honey contains almost whole Mendeleev periodic system. Honey takes one
of the first places as a source of energy in food products calorie
charts. 1 kg of honey contains 3150 calories. Probably, it`s not very
good for our waist, but it`s just great for a growing child`s organism.
Besides proteins, playing role of a plastic substance, honey also
contains folacin, which is so necessary for children and teenagers. It
is wonderfully digested, not breaking children enamel. German
stomatologists recommend parents to replace sugar and other sweets by
honey strongly.

Qauntity of honey, which you can (and sometimes should) eat per day, is
100 g for adults and 30-50 g  - for children. It`s better to
distribute this quantity among several meals. In general, we need to
say that honey is useful for everybody - both healthy and ill - as an
excellent preventive measure to increase immunity, while frequent
catarrhal diseases, anemias, neuroses, liver and heart disorders,
alimentary canal disorders. Enthusiasts of honey treatment use honey to
cure almost all diseases - from skin to endocrine. You can take honey
in different ways, depending on your disease. Thus, if you have
problems with nasopharynx, it`s better to take small portions of honey
and keep them in mouth for a long. Then antibacterial substances,
contained in honey, will start being absorbed yet in mouth and throat
cavities. If you suffer from alimentary canal diseases, it`s better to
dilute honey with water to receive thick consistence. And if you have
pharyngitis, laryngitis and bronchitis, it`s better to use honey
inhalations. Sort also plays a certain role. Thus, if you see no
cardinal improvement of the situation in 1-2 months, then, probably,
you should choose other sort of honey.

You should eat honey 3-4 times per day. If you suffer from gastritis
with hypoacidity, you should take honey right before meal, you can
dilute if with cold water if you wish. And while gastritis with
overacidity honey is diluted with warm water and eaten 1,5-2 hours
before meal. Honey can also be included in stomach ulcer treatment. You
should consult a doctor to avoid side effects of medical and honey
treatment. Honey is diluted with warm water and taken the same way as
while gastritis with overacidity, 2 hours before or 3 hours after meal
(better while breakfast or lunch).

Folk medicine of almost all countries notes medicinal effect of honey
on nervous system. In an ancient Chinese book “Description of plants
and herbs of Apis” it is said: “Long usage of honey hardens will power,
adds lightness to a body, prolongs life”. Honey - is a wonderful
sedative and sleeping-draught. Unlike medical preparations, it causes
no side effects: depression, tiredness and attention and coordination
disorder. Honey is used while such diseases, like various neuroses
(including “heart” one) and neurasthenia. While excitability,
headaches, supressed mood and lowered capacity for work it`s
recommended to take 100-120 g of honey per day, in the morning and
evening - 30 g, and after lunch - 40 g. You will find no better
soporific remedy, than a glass of warn honey water 30 minutes before
going to bed.

You your baby or you suffer from stomatopathy and nasopharynx diseases,
you can try honey gargle of different compositions. You can add
chamomile flowers, lime-blossom, oak`s bark (1 table spoons) to honey
(1 table spoon on a glass of water). But still most often we apply for
honey while cold. To increase medicinal effect, you can mix honey with
lime flowers extract, raspberry, coltsfoot leaves or marjoram. Extracts
are prepared on the basis of 1 table spoon of herb and 1 table spoon of
honey for a glass of water. If you don`t like scent of medicinal herbs
for some reason - mix honey with warm milk.

Honey can be used as a preventive measure against rachitis, anemia,
strengthening of immunity since first years of a child`s life. Swiss
doctors recommend smearing baby`s gums with honey while teething. In
Insitute of Public Health (USA) they use honey treatment to cure anemia
and rachitis successfully. But if you decided to start anemia and
rachitis treatment, you should eat dark honey. It contains 4 times more
iron, than light one. A month will pass, and you will see how your
child`s condition changes in a miraculous way - not only blood values
improve, but also general health, sleep and mood. In Japan, they give a
spoon of honey, mixed with pollen, to all children in the morning. It
is considered, that this influences a baby`s intellect development

Honey is also a harmless cosmetic remedy. If shaving brings only
troubles to your husband - persuade him to smear skin with honey. Honey
is a very strong hemostatic, it quickens regeneration and softens skin.

Wel, you can give yourself a treat sometimes - prepare a honey bath.
You will need 250 g of honey for one bath, duration - 15 minutes. Such
bath will definitely heighten your vitality and strenghten your trust
in miraculous abilities of honey.

However, you still should not forget about possibility of allergic
reactions. Supersensitivity to honey can be different - nettle-rash,
edemata, breathlessness, vomiting and diarrhea. If you notice such
symptoms, you should stop eating honey immediately.

Finally, there`re several practical advices: remember, honey absorbs
all surrounding smells very easily. And if you keep it uncovered close
to cheese, fish or pickled onions, don`t be surprised that it smells
with them. So, glass or ceramic (but not iron) crockery will be the
best one to keep honey. And if you decided to turn hardened honey into
liquid one, put a dish with honey in a pan with hot water and heat.
However, while heating over 37-40C honey starts losing its medicinal
qualities. So, don`t show excess of zeal. Eat honey and don`t be

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