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HONEY: NATURES’S GIFT FOR MANKIND. Jatinder Kumar, Mrs. Sweety

HONEY: NATURES’S GIFT FOR MANKIND.

Jatinder Kumar, Mrs. Sweety

International Journal of Natural Product Science 2012: Spl Issue 1:147.

Abstract(RBIP-147)

Honey, a pure natural sweetener prepared by bees from nectar collected from wild and cultivated flowers, was the first sweetener known to man. It is mentioned in the Bible and depicted in cave paintings from prehistoric times. The first written reference to honey, a Sumerian tablet writing, dating back to 2100–2000 BC, mentions honey's use as a drug. The Greeks and Romans, called honey, "the nectar of the gods". Honey is truly a head-to-toe cure. Interesting thing about honey is that it never spoils. Honey is considered the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life. It is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid. It contains sugars like monosaccharides hexoses, fructose and glucose. Honey contains enzymes diastase, invertase and glucose oxidase, when combined with water and oxygen, glucose oxidase forms gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide and it serve as an excellent antiseptic. Honey is known for its enormous natural cures. Honey is sedative, anti-fungal and nourishing, Soothes tissues and helps retain calcium in the body, Honey can boost the immune system. It can be used both as a sleep aid and to increase alertness. Honey’s salutary effects stem primarily from its antimicrobial properties as honey does not provide the water and oxygen needed to support bacterial growth. Honey applied topically to a wound can promote healing. It also functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and pain. Honey also functions as a moisturizer, making it a useful treatment for sunburn. It can also be used to treat athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. It contains a variety of antioxidants, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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