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Since ancient times, honey is known to man as an effective preventive and therapeutic agent in the treatment of many diseases. The composition of honey is more than 70 substances that are beneficial to the organism: fructose, glucose, sucrose and maltose, mineral salts, many enzymes (invertase, diastase, catalase, oxidase and proteolytic enzymes), vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 , E, K, C and carotene), growth factors, antibiotics, proteins, trace elements (iron, copper, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, silver, sodium, lithium, phosphorus, sulfur, molybdenum, etc.). Constant use of honey increases immunobiological reactivity, making it resistant to infection.

Useful properties

  • Clinical observations show that the use of honey patients with increased acidity of gastric juice leads to its decline, and with low acidity to its increase. The beneficial effect on the impaired function of the stomach is expressed in the regulation of its secretory and motor activity. Thanks to the rich content of microelements honey promotes the proper functioning of the stomach and intestines, has analgesic effect, reduces irritability of nerve endings of the mucous membrane of the stomach, which in turn has a positive effect on the cortex and subcortical brain. Especially recommended for the treatment of duodenal ulcer, gastritis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, enteritis, colitis and liver diseases.
  • Glucose is 35% sugar content in honey is a classic remedy for heart disease. After receiving honey glucose is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and is energetic materials for the heart and other tissues. There is also speculation that honey promotes coronary vessels of the heart and improve coronary blood flow and helps to lower blood pressure. Observations of patients (myocarditis, arrhythmia, myocardiosclerosis, etc.) to which the honey treatment showed that all showed a significant improvement of cardiac activity, normalization of blood pressure and urine output.
  • Actively participating in the metabolism of the body, honey strengthens the nervous system. Glucose and fructose improves the nutrition of the cells, improve the overall performance. Trace elements that make up the honey, are regulators and stimulators of the higher centers of the nervous system. Sodium and potassium, for example, contribute to the preservation of the ion balance, thereby improving the function of the nervous system. Resistant therapeutic effect observed in the treatment of various forms of neuroses. It is recommended to use other bee products — royal jelly and pollen.
  • Furthermore, honeywidely used in ophthalmology (for treating inflammation of the eyelids, cornea, keratitis etc.), the treatment of respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic bronchitis, tracheobronchitis, rhinitis (common cold), pharyngitis, sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), influenza).
  • Dark honey varieties are widely used in the treatment of anemia. After the course medolechenie hemoglobin povyschaetsya on10-30% Normal number of white blood cells and red blood cells.
  • External application of honey is recommended for the treatment of wounds, ulcers, tuberculosis of the skin, eczema and dermatitis different, due to its antimicrobial effects. When a traumatic lesion of the skin using a mixture of honey and fish oil (2:1), with thermal injuries with pure honey. In addition, under his influence, there is softening of the skin, improving its elasticity, restoring elasticity of its muscle fibers.
  • Due to its properties honey widely used in cosmetics as a so-called "Honey masks".

Mask Yolk and Honey1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of honey mix well, apply to the face for20-25 minutes, then rinse with warm and cold water.

Mask honey and cucumber: honey, virgin olive oil, lecithin and vegetable juice (preferably cucumber) were mixed in equal amounts and applied to the face. It is used in pale, thin and dry skin.

Mask with flour: 100g flour, 40g of honey and 1 egg white (whipped to a foam) mix thoroughly. The mask is applied for 15 minutes, it is recommended to prevent wrinkles in dry and normal skin.

Honey and glycerin mask: Smeshat1 teaspoon of glycerin, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon of flour, add 2 teaspoons of water. All mix thoroughly. The mask is applied to cleansed skin for 20 minutes. Repeat two times a week. It is recommended for dry, normal and aging skin.

Cottage cheese and honey Mask: Mix 3 teaspoons of cottage cheese with 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply to clean face for 20 minutes. The mask has a bleaching effect and nourishes the skin.


Side effects of medolechenie expressed in the skin, respiratory andgastrointestinal the reactions of the body. They depend on the acquired or hereditary hypersensitivity to honey. Sverhchustvitelnost to honey observed in 0.4% of patients. Intolerance of honey can be pre-installed in an interview with the patient or skin tests honey.

Use of honey inside is contraindicated in patients with restriction of carbohydrates in the diet and those who exhibit hypersensitivity to honey. Inhaled way to use honey is not recommended for patients with severe emphysema abruptly with fever, heart failure, with frequent respiratory tract hemorrhage, with hypersensitivity to honey.

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