Honey is packed with enzymes and nutrients that have a wide range of health benefits as well as medical uses. It can be used in hospitals to treat wounds among many other benefits. However, most of these health benefits are only limited to raw honey.
Today, most of the honey is processed. It is heated then filtered to improve its texture, color and remove the unwanted crystallization. In the process, most of the beneficial bacteria and antioxidants are also destroyed. Unlike filtered and heated honey, raw honey is still fresh from honey combs and the propolis as well as the bee’s pollen are intact. There are many benefits of unfiltered and raw honey.
Benefits of raw and unfiltered honey
Raw honey contains up to 80 natural substances including but not limited to B-complex, K, E, D, C and A, magnesium, minerals, manganese, copper, sodium, iodine, potassium, chlorine, calcium, iron, phosphorus and sulphur which are all beneficial to the body.
- Contains Antioxidants
Raw honey is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. The amino acids promote the growth of healthy tissue while the antioxidants and minerals prevent cell damage by reducing the effect of free radicals. The antioxidants also improves brain function. As a result, raw honey combats various health complications such as cancer and heart illnesses.
- Promotes Healing
Consumption of raw honey promotes the healing of wounds, sores, burns, scrapes and skin ulcers.
- Skin Health
Unfiltered honey is a perfect remedy for certain skin conditions such as rashes, burns and abrasions. Applying honey on the skin then rinsing it with water will help moisturize the skin. Raw honey can also be used to clear allergies, acne as well as softening the skin.
- Cures Coughs and Colds
The antibacterial property of raw honey enables it to offer relief from colds and fight coughs especially at night hence enabling you to sleep better.
- Fights Constipation
When mixed with apple cider vinegar, raw honey provides relief from constipation.
Unlike filtered and heated honey, raw honey contains pollen which enables it to work well in combating allergy.
- Ayurvedic Medicine
Unfiltered honey can be used to treat various body ailments such as weight problem, premature ejaculation, impotence, poor eyesight, urinary tract infection, nausea and asthma.