Raw and natural honey have many benefits due to its medicinal properties. From ancient times, it has been used in the traditional system of medicines. The purer the honey, the more the nutritional value. Some of the benefits of pure honey are mentioned as follows :
- Honey is said to have wound healing properties.
- Its antioxidant and antibacterial properties boost the immune system.
- Honey mixed with few drops of ginger juice is a natural remedy for cough and cold.
- Regular consumption of honey in moderate quantity aids weight loss. It helps in promoting HDL i.e. good cholesterol and thus, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases also.
- Natural honey is a good sugar substitute. Along with sweet taste, it provides an additional flavor.
- Honey helps reduce diarrhea and acidity.
- Honey is high in moisture and a natural humectant, that is why it is widely used in hair and skincare products. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties reduce acne.
- Honey produces melatonin which is called sleep hormone, thus it helps reduce sleep disorder.