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The Many Health Benefits of Honey

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

A jar of honey with a honey dipper and an American biscuit.

A jar of honey with a honey dipper and an American biscuit.

Honey is a sweet food made by bees from the nectar of various flowers. It is a 100% natural sweetener. It's a miracle food which never goes bad. Because of its low water content and high acidity (PH), bacteria cannot survive in honey.

Honey is widely available and its health benefits are as numerous as its colours and tastes.

Benefits of Honey and the Conditions It Treats

  1. Low Energy: It is a natural energy booster.
  2. Immune System: It builds immunity, because of its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
  3. Asthma: Regular intake gives strength to the lungs, cures cough, dryness of the throat, and removes phlegm.
  4. Cough: Licking 12 gms of honey three times a day reduces phlegm, and reduces cough.
  5. Frostbite: Applying and lightly rubbing honey on frostbitten body parts reduces pain.
  6. Burns and Injuries: Applied on burns and injuries, these injuries heal faster and do not leave scars.
  7. Gout and Rheumatism: Consume honey regularly. It helps control pain.
  8. Tiredness: Drinking water mixed with two spoonfuls of honey and the juice of one lemon reduces tiredness and gives you energy.
  9. Migraine: When you get a headache, take two spoonfuls of honey with your food. It controls migraine pains.
  10. Heart Tonic: Honey strengthens the heart. Shortage of glycogen in the blood can cause fainting. In such cases, two spoonfuls of honey can prevent one from fainting. If your heartbeat increases, due to cold or weakness, it can cause suffocation. Taking two spoonfuls of honey gives strength to the heart. Taking one spoon of honey every day strengthens the heart.
  11. Insomnia: If insomnia is due to tension or tiredness, then consumption of a concoction of juice made with one lemon and two spoons of honey can help relax you into sleep.
  12. Obesity: To reduce weight, drink a glass of hot water with honey in it.
  13. To Increase Weight: Add two spoonfuls of honey to milk to increase weight gain.
  14. Cramps: Adding two spoonfuls of honey to water helps prevent cramping.
  15. Paralysis: Boil one oz water, then add two spoonfuls of honey. After cooling, drink this mixture. Since this mixture provides high amounts of calcium to the body, there's some evidence that it can be beneficial to patients with paralysis. For best results, continue this for three to four weeks.
  16. Anaemia: To reduce the effects of anaemia, drink water with one spoonful of honey three times a day.
  17. Blood Purifier: If you suffer from eczema, boils, pruritus, and other skin diseases, add 40 gms honey to 300 ml water and drink this early in the morning for some months. It helps to purify blood and clear skin diseases.
  18. Skin Diseases: Tying a honey covered bandage on the affected area relieves itching.
  19. Hiccups: Add two spoonfuls of onion juice to two spoonfuls of honey and lick this. It helps to relieve hiccups.
  20. Cold and Influenza: Mix 30 gms honey and two spoonfuls of ginger juice in some hot water. Consume this to relieve sore throats and coughs.

Facts About Honey

  • Honey has sugar mainly in the form of fructose and glucose. Because of the fructose, honey is sweeter than sugar.
  • It has antioxidants.
  • It is fat and cholesterol-free.
  • It has minerals, vitamins, and protein.
  • 1 Tbsp honey has 64 calories.
  • It has a lower Glycemic Index (55) than sugar (61), which means it is absorbed into the blood slower than sugar and maintains a lower blood sugar level. Using honey instead of sugar causes the pancreas to be less stimulated to produce insulin.
  • Honey gives energy for a longer time as the sugar in honey is more slowly absorbed than refined sugar.
  • The potassium in honey helps your immune system fight bacteria.
  • It is very beneficial in fighting typhoid, bronchopneumonia, and other bacterial diseases.
  • It has high Iron content, which helps with anaemia.
  • It has many minerals and elements, like manganese, silica, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sulfur, iodine, carotene etc.
  • Honey is often used as a carrier for other medicines.

Honey's Nutrient Levels

Nutritional values are measured per 100 grams or 3.5 oz.

  • Energy: 1,272 kJ (304 Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates: 82.4 g
  • Sugars: 82.12 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Water: 17.10 g
  • Riboflavin (vit. B2): 0.038 mg (3%)
  • Niacin (vit. B3): 0.121 mg (1%)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5): 0.068 mg (1%)
  • Vitamin B: 60.024 mg (2%)
  • Folate (vit. B9): 2 mcg (1%)
  • Vitamin C: 0.5 mg (1%)
  • Calcium: 6 mg (1%)
  • Iron: 0.42 mg (3%)
  • Magnesium: 2 mg (1%)
  • Phosphorus: 4 mg (1%)
  • Potassium: 52 mg (1%)
  • Sodium: 4 mg (0%)
  • Zinc: 0.22 mg (2%)

Note: The percentages shown are for 100 gor, or roughly 5 tbs. Percentages are relative to U.S. recommendations for adults.

Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Methods to Judge the Purity of Honey

  1. Put a few drops of honey in water. If the drops remain as they are and do not mix with the water on their own, then it is pure. If the drops mix with the water, the honey is adulterated.
  2. Dip a cotton wick in honey light it. Pure honey will stay lit.
  3. Submerge a bee in the honey. If the honeybee comes out of it without the honey sticking to its wings and flies away, then it's pure.
  4. A drop of honey poured on paper leaves no spot on the paper.
  5. Pure honey solidifies in winter and liquifies in summer.

Storage of Honey

Store honey at a temperature of 70 degrees F to 80 degrees F in a dry place away from sunlight. Do not store in a refrigerator as cold temperature speeds up the process of granulation of the sugar in it.

Crystallisation or granulation of honey is not a sign of bad quality as over a period of time, all types of honey do so. Reheating the honey at a temperature of 50 deg F to 60 deg F liquifies it. Never boil honey.

Honey can be taken with milk, water, curd, tea, toast, vegetables, fruit juices, lemon, etc. In fact, it can be added to anything. In winter, add it to hot beverages. In summer, add it to cold beverages.

Additional Information About Honey

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

viji on October 29, 2013:

Can I use expired dabur honey ?? Is it harmful ??

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 12, 2013:

I know as kids we do not like many things and only realise their benefits as adults. Thanks for reading and sharing.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on September 11, 2013:

As a kid I never liked honey and my mom would definitely put a spoonful in my mouth daily in winters. but as I grew older I got the know the value of honey. Very well written and researched hub. voting it up and useful and sharing

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 09, 2013:

Thanks, Marlene.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on August 09, 2013:

Honey seems to be naturally good for a lot of things. Thanks for listing the ways to determine the purity of honey. I buy my honey from a local farmer, so I'm hoping it's pure, but one never knows. I think I'll try the idea about placing a drop on paper.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 25, 2013:

@Chennelle-thanks for your visit and input.

@ratnaveera-it is a natural ingredient and can be used to replace sugar safely. Thanks for reading.

ratnaveera from Cumbum on April 25, 2013:

Thanks a lot for publishing this Great Hub on Honey! I am using honey at least 2 or 3 times a week. I think that this is the cheapest and the most effective natural nutrient. To my knowledge it helps to get good sleep in night times. It's a wonderful Hub!

Chenelle Jones Hunter from Jacksonville, Florida on April 24, 2013:

Honey and cinnamon as a paste is great for toothaches. Additionally, honey, hot water and cinnamon is a great remedy for withrawal symptoms. I used that mixture when I stopped taking Zoloft (abruptly of course because I didn't want to spend another few months being weened).

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 24, 2013:

@annie-you are right! Raw or unprocessed honey contains a range of nutrients which get lost when honey is processed. Sugar is bad, real unhealthy and harmful to health. Thanks for stopping by.

@Tony-I would say that with the vegetation around you, you ought to put your idea of rearing bees into practice. I'm glad you liked the hub and if it has motivated you to start beekeeping, the hub has been useful.

Thanks for your visit and comments. Have a nice day!

Tony Mead from Yorkshire on April 24, 2013:

Hi Rajan

some interesting facts here, thank you for sharing them. I always am amazed at how different the flavours are and how they are influenced by the flowers and regions that the bees use.

My surname is Mead, which for centuries has been a favoured drink of honey producing areas. My son and I are thinking of having our own bees because we live in an area of lush meadows and woodlands, which should produce some great flavours.

regards and voted up

Tony

anniebetty from Pennsylvania on April 23, 2013:

I love raw honey and use it a lot. I've heard that it contains all of the enzymes we need to digest it, which sets it apart from over-refined sugars. What do you know about that? Thanks for your thorough HUB!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 17, 2013:

@Emmanuel-Glad you find this hub informative and useful. Thanks for reading and sharing it.

@Devika-thanks and glad you like it.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 17, 2013:

You always have an interesting and learning topic, I have learned more here about the benefits of honey, and I have honey with tea or on toast, an excellently written hub.

Emmanuel Kariuki from Nairobi, Kenya on April 17, 2013:

This hub is both enlightening and refreshing. I recently changed from sugar to honey so the tests for telling pure honey are most welcome. So many business people adulterate their products, putting off many potential buyers. As usual, very informative - shared!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 16, 2013:

@Flourish, Themiracle- thanks guys for stopping by.

Themiracle from Belgium,Antwerp on April 15, 2013:

Thank you so much for this awesome hub was really very intersting.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 15, 2013:

Good hub. Honey is God's candy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 14, 2013:

@samikan-thanks for stopping by.

@celeste-I hope you find these remedies useful. Thanks.

Celeste Wilson on April 14, 2013:

I love honey, I am off to the kitchen to try the cold remedy. Just what I needed to make me feel beter today. Thanks Rajan

samikan from online on April 14, 2013:

wow...great way to providing information about honey.....liked it a lot.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 12, 2013:

@ Grace-thanks and I appreciate the comments.

@ Chris-good to know you like the info. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Dave-thanks for visiting.

Dave on April 12, 2013:

Thanks for all the good information.

Chris Achilleos on April 11, 2013:

What an excellent and informative hub rajan. Thanks for sharing this information. I really like honey but never knew that it has so many health benefits. Voted up, useful and interesting!

Grace-Wolf-30 from England on April 11, 2013:

Really appreciate this hub. Although I'm a nurse, I would always recommend natural remedies before medicine any day. Often, the natural remedies are the best.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 06, 2013:

Marquis, that is strange but I think he must have had a very solid reason for doing that!

Marquis from Ann Arbor, MI on April 06, 2013:

I could not believe it either. I started to ask him why he did that, but he left before I could.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 06, 2013:

Marquis, I have never heard or seen anyone do that! And why do it in the first instance? It would definitely be too sweet.

Marquis from Ann Arbor, MI on April 05, 2013:

rajan, I was saying that I saw someone adding honey to coffee. He also applied sugar to it.

He was drinking coffee with sugar and honey in it.

I have never seen that before. Wouldn't it be too sweet?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 05, 2013:

Shil, honey never spoils and the fact about not giving to infants is based on scientific facts. Thanks for stopping by.

Shil1978 on April 05, 2013:

Interesting facts, Rajan - I didn't know the part about not giving infants honey! The part about it never going bad is really amazing, isn't it. In fact, they say they've found honey in Egyptian pyramids thousands of years old that was still edible. Nice hub :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2013:

Better Yourself - good to know you found something of interest and usefulness in this hub. Thanks for stopping by.

Better Yourself from North Carolina on April 04, 2013:

Very interesting facts! Honey is yummy, I add a little in plain yogurt for sweetness. I didn't know that adding honey to hot beverages removes the benefits - good to know. Great hub!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 02, 2013:

@ Marquis - I haven't understood what you are trying to convey? Thanks fro stopping by.

@ Rumana - As children we all used to be given this traditional cough/cold remedy. Thanks for reading and sharing.

@ Lauren - Lol! Thanks.

Lauren Amy Smith from Suffolk on April 02, 2013:

Mmm I love honey, even better now I know how good it is for me. Mind you, I doubt this means I can eat honey chocolate :P

Rumana from Sharjah, UAE on April 01, 2013:

My mother used to give me ginger powder and honey during rainy season, to prevent cold and cough.

But your hub has mentioned a lot many benefits of it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Voted up useful and Shared!

Marquis from Ann Arbor, MI on April 01, 2013:

Today, I saw some kid applying sugar and honey into his coffee. I have never seen this done before.

Guess it is safe to try it?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 01, 2013:

Thanks for sharing another traditional medicine. All cultures have their own traditional medicines and glad to know this one. Thanks.

Amy Rowe on April 01, 2013:

Another traditional use for honey is to remove the core of a steamed Korean pear and put some honey in it. It is the most delicious cough medicine!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 14, 2013:

Jmillis, thanks for visiting and I'm glad you like the info.

Jmillis2006 from North Carolina on March 14, 2013:

I love honey but did. Not know there where so many health benefits with it. My uncle use to keep bees and. Ake honey to sell in there country store and it was delicious.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 13, 2013:

@ Kat - thanks and I hope your family and friends too enjoy reading this.

@ Alexandia - I'm glad you found info that is healthy. Thanks.

@ Glenda - Thanks for stopping by and appreciating.

Glenda Jacks on March 13, 2013:

Wow I am impressed, you did a lot of research on this!

Mattie Mae on March 13, 2013:

I had no idea there were so many health benefits to honey!!

KatNance on March 13, 2013:

I enjoyed reading your hub..I love honey..didn't know how good it was for you..thanks i will e-mail this to my family and friends

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 13, 2013:

@ Marquis - thanks for stopping by.

@ Sonia - If only we take care to use foods as nature intended them, we would be far healthier. Thanks for appreciating.

@ Kadam - Thanks for reading and welcome to hubpages.

Kadam Kharb from New Delhi on March 13, 2013:

Very useful information Rajan. Keep sharing such information through your hubs. Honey is one of the best gift given to us by mother nature.

Thanks

Sonia Perozzi from California on March 12, 2013:

A wonderful, informative hub thank you! There are so many healing, healthy things nature provides us as is clearly the case with honey. YUM

Marquis from Ann Arbor, MI on March 12, 2013:

I was just reading about honey as well as cinnamon the other day. I read up on how both slow the aging process considerably.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 11, 2013:

@ khmohsin, thanks!

@ newusedcarssacram - glad this info is useful to you. Appreciate the visit.

@ Tom - thank you.

Tom Schumacher from Huntington Beach, CA on March 11, 2013:

Nice hub! You can also use honey for eye care. See http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/pink-eye-sym... and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 11, 2013:

HelloFairy, thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the info.

HelloFairy on March 11, 2013:

very interesting useful article

HelloFairy on March 11, 2013:

very helpful and interesting article

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 11, 2013:

Thanks, celesteandliam! I'm glad this information has been useful to you. Thanks for reading.

celesteandliam@gmail.com on March 11, 2013:

Excellent article. I am currently doing a nutrition course and learned alot from your article. Super informative. Voted interesting and up.

newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on March 11, 2013:

I agree with you on one point, honey is truly a miracle food. Thanks for sharing all these information, it was very helpful.

khmohsin on March 10, 2013:

Very helpful and useful hub. I have never seen the benefits of honey ever before this hub. Great work Rajan.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 10, 2013:

inam, thanks and good to know you like the write up.

Imam hossain rony from Dhaka on March 10, 2013:

Nice posting. use of honey looks great, keep going it on.

a very helpful article.

thank you

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 09, 2013:

Thanks Sheri! Good to know you you like the hub.

Sheri Dusseault from Chemainus. BC, Canada on March 08, 2013:

That was interesting! Thanks

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 09, 2013:

Thanks, Susan. good to know you like the info in here.

Susan from India on February 09, 2013:

Very interesting and well written. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Voted Up.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 25, 2013:

@ David - the combination of honey and butter is not compatible according to Ayurveda since butter is cooling while honey is warming in constitution much like lemon which is acidic in nature but consuming it make the body alkaline. Combination of butter and honey produces toxins in the body. I enjoyed your dig on this combination!!

Thanks for stopping by.

@ Rebel University - glad you liked the info. Appreciate your visit and comments.

@ formosangirl - Thanks for visiting.

@ Ace So Awesome - glad you enjoy taking honey and thanks for stopping by.

Ace So Awesome on January 22, 2013:

Thanks for the hub very interesting and useful! I've always enjoyed the health benefits of honey, and encouraged others to try honey as well.

formosangirl from Los Angeles on January 21, 2013:

Great hub! I have been taking honey practically daily.

Rebel University on January 21, 2013:

Love this hub! I enjoy eating honey on my toast or biscuits and putting it on my tea just because I love the flavor of it. I didn't know of all the health benefits and natural remedies honey has! Thanx for posting this it was really interesting to read.

David Steffy from Southern Ohio on January 21, 2013:

Rajan Jolly,

Nice hub, I just wrote a college paper on the benefits of raw honey vs. commercialized honey. Please, just how poison is this butter and honey combo? If there is anything I love it is my wife's homemade bread lathered with real butter and covered with honey from our hives. When considering suicide, I believe this must be the best way to go... I loved your article except for that part. LOL Great info!

Voted useful!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 20, 2013:

@ Kathryn - Thanks and glad you like this hub.

@ Mike - good to know you like the info. Thank you.

@ Diana - thanks for sharing your experience. Thanks.

@ Green art - Hope you do give these remedies a shot when needed. Thanks for stopping by.

@ Wilbart - Glad you like this info. You are welcome to read my other hubs on healthy foods. Thank you.

Wilbart26 on January 20, 2013:

Very good and informative hub, I never know that honey has lots of benefits, what I only know about honey is that it's sweet and delicious... Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward for some informative hubs in the future.

Green Art on January 19, 2013:

I've used honey in tea when a sore throat has been bothering me and it's usually helped ease any pain. I didn't realize that it'd be helpful with migraines and burns too. I occasionally get migraines and will have to try the honey cure recommended here. Voted up and interesting!

Diana L Pierce from Potter County, Pa. on January 19, 2013:

Excellent hub. A little over a year ago I had an old dog named Boomer who suffered from a collapsed trachea. Honey was the best relief for her constant cough that I could find. Honey worked better than the pills the vet gave me for her and he said to keep giving it to her. She was fifteen years old and surgery was not an option for her. Her last days were much more comfortable because of the honey she licked from a dog biscuit or paper plate. I was surprised she would eat the honey by itself, but she knew it would calm her cough. I sure do miss Boomer.

Mike Robbers from London on January 19, 2013:

I am a huge honey fan! A very interesting and useful article! Thank you, Rajan! Voted up, Interesting and Useful! Keep up the good work, mate! Cheers!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on January 18, 2013:

I love honey, and I consume it every day. It's also excellent when you have a sore throat. I add it to tea, and it coats the back of my throat. Very soothing. This is a good post!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 17, 2013:

@ Vicenza - thanks and much appreciated.

@ Deborrah - Glad you like the info. Thanks for stopping by.

DeBorrah K Ogans on January 16, 2013:

Rajan Jolly, Great Hub on the benefits of honey! Very good suggestions for many natural remedies! Voted UP! Thank you for sharing Peace & Blessings!

Leticia Jerguson on January 16, 2013:

Thanks, I posted it to my face book page and a few of my friends "liked" it and are sharing the info.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 15, 2013:

@ Peter - Thanks

@ Vincenza - Well, glad to provide you with this info. There are certain things that one has to keep in mind while using honey. Glad you like this hub.

Thanks for stopping by.

Leticia Jerguson on January 15, 2013:

Just read your article--very good! I didn't know that you shouldn't have honey with Ghee though--love that combination! Oh, well I'll have to stick with the agave nector when I have Ghee. I have raw organic honey in hot water with apple cider vinegar almost every night, awsome benefits. Thanks for such an informative article

Peter Greenwood from Hong Kong on January 15, 2013:

I like honey

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 09, 2013:

@ Pisupati Bhatt - thanks for the read and adding to the info.

@ expertscolumn - thanks for stopping by.

@ ryanj - pancakes and waffles taste great with honey topped on and are healthier as well. Thanks for stopping by.

@ sophie - really nice to learn you use honey rather than sugar which is very healthy. Of course it is a great skin revitaliser. Thanks for coming by.

@ Samith - Appreciate the read and share. Thanks.

@ Missy - Glad to know you appreciate this tip about pure honey. Thanks for visiting.

Missy from London on January 08, 2013:

Really interesting, I love honey! Especially enjoyed the part about how to tell if the honey is pure! Will try that out.

Samith Jhon from Los Angeles, California on January 07, 2013:

Great hub, really very informative am going to share this informative hub to all my social profiles thanks a lot for this information.

Sophie Newsome from New York on January 06, 2013:

I always use honey to replace sugar in recipes, and recently posted one for muffins! It also makes a great face mask. Great hub.

ryanjhoe from Somewhere over the rainbow on January 06, 2013:

I love honey. I love waffle and pancakes and pour it with honey for breakfast because honey contain natural sweetener. :)

Stanley Soman from New York on January 06, 2013:

I didn't know Honey had B6 vitamins. That's crazy!

PISUPATI SRINIVAS BHATT from HYDERABAD on January 06, 2013:

Honey is a great medicine for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome too.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 05, 2013:

@ carrie Lee - glad you liked and enjoyed the info. appreciate your visit and comments.

@ Shelley - It's always a pleasure to get your feedback. Thanks for your continued support. Appreciate it the votes and share.

@ Roxanne - it's a pleasure to hear your daughter benefitted in her allergies from taking local honey. In case of allergies it is best to go in for local honey. A pleasure to read your comments and I'm impressed with your profile. You are a very brave woman and love your never say die attitude.

@ cbpoet - glad to know you like the info. Thanks.

@ Deltachord - thanks for the useful input. Local honey as I've said before is the best cure for allergies of any kind. Thanks for stopping by.

@ jcalbon - appreciate your visit and comments. Thanks.

@ capon - thanks Tony. Your visit and feedback is much appreciated.

@ CatsPage - glad to know you are inspired after reading this hub. Thanks for the visit and comments.

Catherine Spinola from New Jersey, USA on January 05, 2013:

Great hub rajan.!! I have recently been reintroduced to honey after many years. Mostly tea and honey mixtures, but now with the information in your article, I can really take advantage of the benefits of honey. Thanks, Voted Up!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 05, 2013:

savvydating, honey should never be heated or microwaved. Combination of honey and butter is harmful as per Ayurveda as this combination is incompatible. Honey is heating while butter is cooling. Eating a combination of incompatible foods upsets the agni or the digestive fire leading to problems in digestion causing production of toxins. I hope this makes it understandable.

Thanks for stopping by.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 05, 2013:

savvydating, honey should never be heated or microwaved. Combination of honey and butter is harmful as per Ayurveda as this combination is incompatible. Honey is heating while butter is cooling. Eating a combination of incompatible foods upsets the agni or the digestive fire leading to problems in digestion causing production of toxins. I hope this makes it understandable.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tony Capon from Upminster, Essex, United Kingdom on January 04, 2013:

I recently had a problem with my mouth and could only eat plain foods (and small amounts). I found porridge with a good spoonful of Honey set me up for the entire morning!

jcalbon on January 04, 2013:

I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of bee keepers, so it's easy to find local honey. I had no idea it had so many benefits, though!

Deltachord from United States on January 04, 2013:

A friend of mine stopped his sinus allergies by taking local raw honey every day. He says it takes time, but it worked for him. I am trying honey from the same local bee keeper for my sinus allergies.

Your article is informative. Thanks.

cbpoet from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 04, 2013:

Excellent hub on the health benefits of honey ... learned some new facts. Thanks for en-lighting your readers ...

Roxanne James from Conyers, GA on January 04, 2013:

Thank you for sharing...."local grown" honey has worked wonders for my little girl...allergies are now a thing of the past. It has helped a few friends that listened and tried it.

Shelley Watson on January 04, 2013:

I love reading your hubs as I always learn something useful and interesting. Thank you for sharing again! Up, interesting and shared.

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on January 03, 2013:

Rajan: Interesting hub with alot of science behind it. Enjoyed reading it :)

Yves on January 03, 2013:

I've had honey on my toast with butter, and I love it. However, you had mentioned that combining honey and butter is a poison. Is this the case if the two incredients are heated over the stove or microwaved? I didn't quite understand...and I'm just curious as I want to avoid doing something harmful. Thanks for all the great information, rajan jolly. I love honey and didn't realize that it has so many vitamins and minerals!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 03, 2013:

@ Zubair - Thanks for the input. Appreciate the visit . Thanks.

@ Rosie - Glad you like the info. Honey will aid you a lot in recuperating from your ailment. Thanks for stopping by.

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