8 Incredible Health Benefits of Honey

Honeycomb and jar of honey sitting on a wooden surface.

natural antimicrobial that soothes and draws moisture into the skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment. (Image: Marco Nitr via Dreamstime)

Honey is one of nature’s true wonder foods. Not only is it a marvelous food, but there are many health benefits of honey, including healing wounds and anti-bacterial properties.

Here are 8 health benefits of honey

1. Eases fatigue

Honey contains nutrients necessary for neurons in the brain after sleep deprivation. The fructose and glucose can be quickly absorbed by the human body, improving blood contents and giving the body more energy.

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Method: A cup of honey water at noon.

2. Helps digestion after a big meal

Honey allows normal secretion of gastric acid, improving peristalsis in the intestines and relieving constipation.

Method: Eat a tablespoonful of honey every morning and night.

A woman dipping a spoon into a jar of honey.
Honey helps digestion after a big meal. (Image: Syda Productions via Dreamstime)

3. Moisturizes the lungs

Honey has the ability to reduce inflammation, diminish sputum production, moisturize the lungs, and soothe coughing. Apricot with honey is best for soothing coughs.

Method: Sliced apricot dipped in honey a few times per day.

4. Cures a hangover

The fructose in honey helps ethanol decompose and allows you to quickly sober up.

Method: Spread it on bread or crackers before drinking, and drink honey water after alcohol intake.

5. Cures insomnia

The glucose, vitamins, magnesium, phosphate, and calcium regulate the nervous system, which eases tension and improves sleep at night.

Method: One spoon of honey before sleep.

One of the health benefits of honey is that taking a spoonful before bed can ease tension and improve sleep at night.
Taking a spoonful of honey before bed can ease tension and improve sleep at night. (Image: Musuc Alexandr via Dreamstime)

6. Heals accidental wounds

The acidity of honey without sugar content is approximately equal to the acidity of vinegar. Since bacteria cannot survive in an acidic environment, swelling and pain of the wound reduce. The healing process of the wound is accelerated as a result.

Method: Rinse the wound with 10-15 percent diluted honey. Then coat the wound with honey before bandaging.

7. Soothes the skin

Honey is the most ideal skincare product. It improves skin elasticity, inhibits harmful bacterial growth, reduces skin pigmentation, and promotes epithelial tissue regeneration.

Method: Add a spoonful of it to grape juice. Then add flour and stir into a facial mask.

8. Protects the heart

Honey nourishes cardiac muscles and enhances heart metabolism. The increase in hemoglobin helps prevent platelet aggregation in the heart, hence promoting normal coronary circulation.

With translated research by Lauren & Aizhu Lu

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