6 Health and Medicinal Benefits of Raw Organic Honey
By Super Life
Honey is a superfood with strong nutritional and medicinal properties. Cultures across time, let alone the ones I’ve visited on my global travels, value this sweet liquid for a long list of whole-body health benefits (internal and external). For example, in Chinese medicine, bee pollen is used to improve unbalanced nutrition, vitality, longevity, energy, and more. Roman soldiers placed honey on wounds to promote healing. Aristotle advises that honey is “good as a salve for sore eyes and wounds,” while Dioscorides (c.50 AD) suggests it for ulcers.The healing properties of honey are even mentioned in many religious texts, including the Bible, Veda, and Koran.
To experience the health and medicinal benefits of honey, you must be using raw (unprocessed and unfiltered), organic honey because the quality and type of honey you use will greatly determine its nutritional or medicinal effectiveness. While stores will try to sell you filtered, processed honey that looks beautiful in the jaw or bottle, this actually dramatically strips away its healing potential.
While the filtration and processing helps extend honey’s shelf life and boosts stores’ profits, these ultra-purified versions have little to no health benefits (and can even have negative health impacts including unwanted toxins and health risks from contamination).
However, when honey is produced ethically and sustainably, it has tremendous value for your health and wellness. Check out this list of six whole-body health and medicinal benefits of raw, organic honey:
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