Asides being a natural sweetning agent, honey also has certain medicinal benefits. Some of these will be addressed in this article.
Honey is often available as a sweet liquid produced by bees from nectar in flowers. Below are some of its medicinal benefits:
1. Honey helps in healing of wounds and burns. According to Healthline, this function is due to its proteinous constituent known as defensin
2. It helps to kill bacterial infections. This is due to an additional chemical it has called hydrogen peroxide
3. Reserach has also shown honey may help to manage gastric acid reflux which is often responsible for heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), & inflammation.
4. Other conditions it may help manage include hiccups, bed wetting & frequent urination, bad breath, stomach ulcers, & treatment of burns, wounds and cuts.
While honey is considered safe and effective, it may be a concern for Diabetes patients. You may need to talk to your doctor if you have diabetes, about the safety of honey for your blood sugar level.
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