Nutrition in a Nutshell
Fiber - 2.7 grams 11% RDA
Manganese - 1.3 milligrams 64% RDA
Copper - 0.3 milligrams 17% RDA
Thiamin - 2.7 grams 17% RDA
Magnesium - 34.2 milligrams 9% RDA
Phosphorus - 78.2 milligrams 8% RDA
Iron - 0.7 milligrams 4% RDA
Protein - 2.6 grams 5% RDA
Fatty Acids, Total Polyunsaturated - 6.128 grams
Crypto-xanthin-B - 9ug
Lutein-zeaxanthin - 17ug
COUGH MEDICINE Honey is listed as a demulcent which relieves throat irritation and also as a dextromethorphen which is found in common medicines to treat respritory tract infections.
TREAT WOUNDS Honey releases hydrogen peroxide into wounds through the enzymatic process which kills bacteria and improves healing.
IMPROVE YOUR SCALP Honey diluted in water and applied to a scalp is shown to improve seborrheic dermatitis which causes dandruff and itching.
REDUCES ALLERGY SYMPTOMS Local honey eaten before pollen season boost your immune system to allergy related complications.
Honey Hair Conditioner: Mix ½ cup honey with ¼ cup olive oil. Work a small amount through your hair until coated. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo as normal and rinse.
Honey Body Moisturizer: Mix 5 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons rose oil, and 2 cups almond oil in a medium-sized bottle. Apply as needed onto wet skin.
Honey Almond Scrub: Mix 3 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 6 ½ tablespoons of finely crushed almonds. Rub the exfoliating scrub onto your face gently and rinse with warm water.
Honey Sleep Aid: Take a glass of hot milk with a teaspoon of honey to calm the soul and induce sleep. Or, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey to a cup of chamomile tea and sip.
Hangover Aid: Combine 15ml of liquid honey with 80ml of orange juice and 70ml of natural yogurt. Blend them together until smooth and drink.
The health benefits of consuming honey have been document in early Greek, Roman, and Islamic texts, and the healing qualities of honey were referred to by philosophers and scientists all the way back to ancient times around 320 BC.
It takes 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 55,000 miles and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
Honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria including lactobacilli and four species bifidobacteria. This help may explain the mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.
Honey is a humectant which it attracts and retains moisture making it an ideal addition to shampoo moisturizer and conditioner.
Honey sealed in an airtight container will never spoil due to its chemical makeup of hydrogen peroxide, sugars and acidity.