What health benefits does honey have?

Asked by Molly Buckle
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on Aug 30, 2009 2,077 views

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Giselle Krachenfels
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Posted Feb 6, 2019

I can't speak for all kinds of honey, but manuka honey in particular has some amazing health benefits. It has anti-viral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. This means that it has benefits from helping heal wounds & sore throats to reducing inflammation and improving digestive symptoms.  I have a few teaspoons my tea from time to time and found it has been really helpful for my stomach when it's upset. 

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Oliver Perez
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Posted Feb 5, 2019

I can remember only a few:

1. A sedative before bedtime;

2. Honey increases the energy level, vitality of a person;

3. Cough is well treated with honey;

4. Suppresses acid indigestion;

5. Honey is used for all types of intestinal disorders.

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Knoji Staff
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Posted Oct 9, 2018

While honey may be sweet, and therefore seem like it has no nutritional value, raw honey actually has a lot of health benefits if eaten regularly.

Honey will provide: 

  1. Antioxidants
  2. Antibacterial properties
  3. Phytonutrients: compounds found in plants that help protect the plant from harm. In humans, they provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  4. Digestive relief
  5. Energy boost (from the carbs)

You can also use honey as a natural home remedy for many ailments — one publication recommends using honey to combat hangovers. Just use:

  •  1 TBSP of liquid honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • A little less than 1/3 cup of natural yogurt

Blend them together until smooth.

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Molly Buckle
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Posted Sep 9, 2009

Thats a good suggestion. Especially for those who are prone to developing allergies.

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Sam Montana
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Posted Sep 3, 2009

I have read where agave juice is good also if someone doesnt want honey. Maybe going between the two.

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C. Hulce
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Posted Sep 3, 2009
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Molly Buckle
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Posted Sep 3, 2009

I read that you can develop an allergy to honey if you eat too much of it, which can lead to abdominal pain and headaches.

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Sam Montana
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Posted Sep 2, 2009

Thats a great article Leslie. Honey is an immune system booster and it sure can be soothing on a rough throat. I dont know if you can overdose on it, but too much of anything usually can be bad. 1 tablespoon is 64 calories and those add up. But it is good in tea. I also put a tbsp in a protein smoothie.

What is calamansi juice ?

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malu
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Posted Sep 2, 2009

hello some of the benefits of honey in our health is that in our country we use it together with a pure calamansi juice to cure a cold and cough as to my experience it can be a powerful immune system booster.

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Molly Buckle
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Posted Sep 2, 2009

Looking forward to it! I have also heard there is such a thing as too much honey. Honey overdose??? I would like to know why too much honey can be bad for you.

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Leslie Patten
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Posted Sep 2, 2009

Hi Molly,

I have just wriiten an article on this. Hoefully it will be up tomorrow, but lately it is taking longer then a day.

So fingers crossed

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