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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
It has long been known that natural bee honey is not only a tasty and nutritious product, but also a remedy. The beneficial properties of this unique biological product are due to the presence of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Honey contains glucose, fructose, sucrose, vitamins of group B, E, C, K, provitamin A (carotene), folic and pantothenic acids, trace elements. In folk medicine, this natural product is used as an effective energy and tonic. It is used for home treatment of sore throats, colds, burns, non-healing wounds, for diseases of the liver, stomach, cardiovascular diseases.
Features of honey
The antibacterial properties of this beekeeping product are explained by the release of hydrogen peroxide in it, which is formed during a chemical reaction of enzymes and the presence of phytoncides in it, entering through nectar.
It has been noticed that the bactericidal properties of this natural antibiotic depend on the flowers and plants from which the nectar is collected.
For example, lime, acacia, alfalfa is effective in diseases caused by streptococcus and staphylococcus. For upper respiratory tract infections, treatment is prescribed with sage, clover or heather.
Honey is a unique product that does not spoil for many years. It contains substances that prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria. It can be used as an organic tissue preservative. Under appropriate storage conditions, it does not lose its healing qualities for a long time. Such properties are provided by special enzymes secreted by the bee when processing the collected nectar.
The effect of the healing properties of honey is enhanced when combined with juices of berries, fruits and vegetables.
For the prevention and treatment of colds and other diseases at home, this product is taken in dissolved form with tea, rosehip decoction, apple or grape juice. To provide the body with the necessary vitamins and minerals, it is enough to consume 30-60 grams of a unique creation of nature per day.
It must be remembered that this valuable product contains a large amount of glucose, therefore, consumption of it in large quantities can lead to an increase in body weight, and in diabetic patients, increase blood sugar. It is best consumed in the morning before breakfast. In this case, the person will receive the necessary energy for the whole day.
What eye diseases are treated with honey?
The human eye is a complex optical organ. It is very important to be careful and attentive to your eyes. For a long time, people have been using folk remedies for some eye diseases.
Symptoms that should alert a person:
- burning eyes;
- the appearance of flies before the eyes;
- redness of the whites of the eyes;
- dryness and itching;
- swelling of the eyelids;
- discomfort in bright light;
- blurriness of the contours of images.
For any of these signs, you need to see an ophthalmologist. Along with drug treatment, which will be prescribed by a specialist, it is recommended to use folk recipes for a more effective healing process.
Healing drops are taken for the following eye diseases:
- corneal ulcer;
- cataract in the initial stage;
- intraocular pressure;
Due to the fact that honey contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), it is advised to take it orally to improve visual acuity. To do this, prepare simple honey water: 1 tablespoon of honey is added to a glass of boiled water or weak tea. The resulting tea is also used for lotions and eye washings.
For tearing and cutting eyes in folk medicine, medicinal drops are used, which are prepared as follows: for 200 grams of warm boiled water, take 9 grams of acacia or lime honey and mix thoroughly. Instill 1-2 drops of the solution in the morning and evening.
The same composition makes applications on closed eyes for 15 minutes. You can add a few drops of aloe juice to this mixture. Duration of treatment is 7-10 days.
To prevent an undesirable reaction, the scheme for using the prepared medicines should be as follows:
- 1st week - instillation in a ratio of 1: 3 twice a day;
- 2nd week - instillation in a ratio of 1: 2 three times a day;
- 3rd and subsequent weeks - instillation in a 1: 1 ratio three times a day.
From itching and burning
With itching and burning in the eyes, a few drops of aloe juice are added to the medicinal mixture. The mixture should be infused for several hours in a dark place. The resulting product is used to make compresses 2 times a day for 15 minutes. In addition to aloe juice, it is good to use a decoction of chamomile.
To do this, add a teaspoon of honey to the infused and strained chamomile broth, mix thoroughly and use it for lotions 4-5 times a day. Instead of chamomile, you can brew celandine or a series. The treatment lasts 10 days.
To treat (slow down the maturation) of cataracts in the initial stage, compresses are made from a 20 percent solution. In 200 grams of water, dissolve 9 grams (teaspoon) of honey and heat in a water bath for 5 minutes. The resulting honey water is cooled and applied to the eyes 2-3 times a day.
Here such a recipe from traditional medicine helps well: half a glass of dried nettle and 1 teaspoon of lily of the valley flowers are taken in a glass of water. All this is infused in a dark place for 12 hours. After that, the resulting mixture is filtered, and 1 teaspoon of honey is added to it. Apply the product for compresses 2 times a day for 10 minutes. Duration of treatment is 7-10 days.
To lower intraocular pressure
In this case, traditional medicine recommends the following recipe: for 0.5 liters of boiling water, dry collections of birch leaves, tansy, horsetail, a series of 1 part, leaves of coltsfoot and plantain in 2 parts are taken. The mixture is infused in a thermos for 12 hours. After that add a tablespoon of honey. Compresses are made from the prepared product on the eyes 3-4 times a day.
All prepared mixtures and tinctures must be stored in a cool place so that the fermentation process does not begin in them.
Rules for using home medicines with honey
When using the manufactured medicinal products, the following rules are to be followed:
- A sterile piece of cotton wool should be used to rinse the eyes. In the eyelids spread apart with your fingers, gently squeeze the solution out of the soaked cotton wool;
- Lotions and compresses are applied to closed eyelids for 15-20 minutes. The moistened cotton wool is changed every 10 minutes;
- A medical pipette is used for instillation. The lower eyelid is pulled back with the index finger of the left hand. The gaze should be directed upwards. Instill 1-2 drops on the mucous membrane. After that, you should hold the eyelid near the nose with your finger so that the medicinal solution does not go through the lacrimal way into the nasopharynx.
Indications for the use of honey for medicinal purposes
The healing properties of a natural antibiotic are used internally for any disease, if there are no restrictions on carbohydrates. To enhance the therapeutic effect, it is advisable to eat it in small portions, holding it in the mouth. Absorption begins through the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat, enhancing the antimicrobial factor. People who are sensitive to this product can take the medicinal product in the form of dilute solutions or mixtures.
External application of a unique gift of nature has a cleansing effect, nourishes tissues, and stimulates cell regeneration. It has been proven that the use of healing solutions in the form of drops for the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases leads to a complete cure. Compresses, applications, lotions prepared according to the recipes of traditional medicine greatly facilitate and inhibit the development of cataracts and glaucoma.
Contraindications to the use of honey
Folk recipes are not suitable for all people. They should not be adopted by those who suffer from allergic intolerance. This product is not recommended for anyone who suffers from asthma, cardiopulmonary insufficiency, emphysema, tuberculosis, and high fever.
Side effects of the treatment are manifested in skin reactions and gastrointestinal discomfort. Intoxication can be expressed in the form of dizziness, fever, urticaria, dermatitis, bowel disorders. With such symptoms, the use of all beekeeping products should be stopped immediately.
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