Let’s see its main therapeutic properties:
Metabolism: honey is recommended against obesity due to defective metabolism, excessive insulin production and water retention in the tissues.
Heart – circulation: glucose, the principal sugar of honey is an important source of energy for the heart. It also regulates the contractions of the myocardium, increases the vasodilatation and reduces the increased pressure.
Anemia: the amount of hemoglobin increases with the consumption of honey, mainly due to its content of copper and iron, which are indeed of organic origin, so 100% absorbable by the body without causing constipation.
Gastrointestinal disorders: honey is considered an alkaline food because of the mineral salts it contains that reduce stomach acidity. It is also a valuable means of protection against gastric ulcers and duodenal, due to its antibacterial and healing action. Finally, it is one of the best natural light laxatives.
Liver: the liver is the body’s factory, where useful substances are synthesized and others that are hazardous (eg. toxins) are degraded. The glucose contained in honey increases the glycogen reserves in the liver, which enhances these processes and increases the body’s resistance to infections.
Kidney: honey contains very little protein and almost no salt, substances that are not allowed for people with kidney diseases. Moreover, honey has a clear diuretic activity and reduces the bladder bacteria due to its antiseptic properties.
Skin: honey has healing and regenerative properties, which stimulate the growth and division of cells. This action as an elixir of beauty is what makes it an essential component in natural cosmetic creams, with excellent results.