Jun 5, 2008

The Amazing Benefits of Raw Honey

Raw Honey (not the honey bear!) …

- Is antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal, and antibacterial.

- Contains calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese and selenium.

- Has some amazing health benefits. It is used as a treatment for stomach ulcers.A team of researchers from the University of Waikato in New Zealand studied whether honey could benefit those afflicted with the H. pylori bacterium known to cause gastric ulcers. Within three days, honey stopped the growth of bacterium colonies!

- Is an effective treatment for almost all allergies. Raw honey contains all the pollen, dust and molds that cause 90 per cent of all allergies. Doctors prescribe a daily teaspoon of raw honey. The honey treatment continues even after the allergy is under control.

- Is used for healing burns. It is to be applied every 2 to 3 days under a dry dressing, honey promotes healing of ulcers and burns better than any other local application. It can also be applied to other surface wounds, including cuts and abrasions. (Study by Robert Bloomfield, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association)

- It has anti-cancer properties. Recent studies indicated that honey possessed moderate antitumor and pronounced anti-metastatic effects in five different strains of rat and mouse tumors. Furthermore, honey potentiated the antitumor activity of chemotherapeutic drugs such as 5-fluorouracil and cyclophosphamide. (Gribel, N.V., and Pashinskii, V.G. Antitumor properties of honey. Vopr. Onkol., 36:704-709, 1990)
C.V. Rao at the American Health Foundation in Valhalla, New York found caffeic acids in propolis are inhibitors of colon cancers in animals. Other research shows hive products have the ability to prevent and halt the spread of malignant diseases. Earlier research by M.T. Huang also published in Cancer Research found caffeic acids effective in inhibiting skin cancer tumors in mice. (American Bee Journal, June 1994)

- Does not need refrigeration - It never spoils. It has been found in ancient tombs used to preserve bodies and was found to be still edible. It keeps foods fresh and moist longer, halting spoilage.

- Contains different forms of sugar. While simple sugars like fructose and glucose are honey’s primary carbohydrates, larger-sized sugars such as disaccharides and oligosaccharides are a special bonus found in honey. These good sugars help to boost energy and endurance naturally

- Contains many antioxidants found in green leafy vegetables like spinach.

Raw Honey for …
- Facial blemishes and acne caused by cosmetics or allergies will clear up quickly using a nightly treatment of raw honey. Wash with Raw Honey straight from the jar.

- For hair and scalp treatment. Apply raw honey (with or without olive oil) to dry or damp hair about one half hour before washing.

- For dental care and mouth sores. Cleans teeth, mouth and dentures and stops bleeding gums. Canker sores, blisters and mouth ulcers respond to application of raw honey.

Just because honey is “natural”, any kind of honey is NOT healthful and fine to use. Most of the honey eaten today has been heavily processed. Like most foods that have been chemically refined, many of the healthful benefits have been reduced or eliminated. Commercial honey is often treated with an excessive heating process that can destroy some of the critical natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.

Use honey instead of sugar in your baking. If a recipe calls for 1/2-cup sugar or less, leave out the sugar and use the same amount of honey. When you replace sugar with honey, cut the liquid by 1/4 cup. To prevent overbrowning or burning, lower your oven temperature by 25 degrees.
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Bee Pollen is a complete food. The optimum of vigor and resistance to poor health and disease is gained by adding pollen to your diet EVERYDAY. Studies have shown that people can live indefinitely on a diet of Bee Pollen and water. Chemical analyses show quality Bee Pollen contains every nutrient necessary to life -- and something more, Some "magic" the bees put in. This very complex substance contains factors science has not yet been able to identify, and cannot synthesize.
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Honey & Bee Pollen contain only slight traces of residues from industrial emissions, car exhaust and agricultural chemicals because bees act as a biological filter: They die if they come into contact with toxins and thus do not bring pollutants into the hives. They're picky about their pollen! Bee pollen has at least "...96 active nutrients, including 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, 16 vitamins (including B-12), trace elements, fatty acids, hormones and enzymes." One pound of pollen is comparable to 15 pounds of fruits and veggies!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Clara said...

One tip I have, that my family has been doing for awhile now, with honey is
that you try different varieties each time you make the recipe so it never wears out.
Our favorite place to buy honey is from
Holy Food Imports