Honey is food containing various nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, dextrin, plant pigments and Aromatic components. Even from the study of Nutrition and food experts, honey contains carbohydrates which is highest among other dairy products milk, eggs, meat, cheese around (82.3% higher) Every 100 grams of pure honey is worth 294 calories or the ratio of 1000 grams of honey pure equivalent to 50 chicken eggs or 5.675 liters of milk or 1680 grams of meat. From the results of a recent study found the substances or compounds that are in the honey is very complex which reached 181 species.
Usefulness of honey has been known since the days of Ancient Egypt. Even Queen Cleopatra has been used to treat health and beauty.
It is also used honey for embalming herb (embalming) to preserve Mummi Kings of Ancient Egypt.
Japanese tradition is to drink honey each night to wake up in a state of fresh and healthy.
One of the unique honey is because honey contains antibiotic substances. This was the result of research Peter C Molan (1992), researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikoto, New Zealand. According to Honey found to contain antibiotic substances active against the attacks of pathogens that cause disease.
In addition, researchers from the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in Malaysia, Kamarudin (1997) also mentioned that honey contained in the anti-microbial substances, which can inhibit the disease.
Some infectious diseases by various pathogens that can be prevented and cured by drinking the honey on a regular basis include: upper respiratory tract infection (ARI), cough, fever, wound ulcer disease, gastrointestinal infections, skin diseases.
Along with the increasing development of Science and Technology, and sometimes often used for crime. Such as falsification of honey, ie by mixing a little honey with cane sugar or brown sugar and citric acid added to a sense of acid and enzymes to create the impression.
There were wrong or mistaken views about the quality of honey. There's a good think that honey is an explosion caused when the lid is open or not ants. Indeed, fermented honey has been damaged by the enzyme and lead to the occurrence of gas and alcohol that is why ants do not want to approach him.
At this time the Arab community know more about Honey. Though the quality of honey depends on the origin of flower nectar is sucked by the bees. So that the naming is commonly known as not just another place of origin is produced as mentioned above, but the origin of the nectar as Honey Flower Randu (Ceiba petandra), Flower Honey Coffee (Coffea arabica), Honey Flower (Euphoria longana sp), Honey Flower (Nephelium lappaceum), Honey Various types of flowers (Flower Mix), Honey Flower (Durio sp), Flower Honey Coconut (Cocos nucifera), etc.. Each variety of honey from this plant species has a distinctive different properties.
Content of Honey:
Honey has a chemical component which has the effect of acetylcholine koligemik ie. Acetylcholine serves to circulation of blood and blood pressure. Sugars contained in honey will be absorbed directly by the blood to produce energy rapidly when compared with regular sugar.
In addition to the high sugar content (41.0% fructose; glucose 35%, sucrose 1.9%) of honey also contain other components such as pollen and various digestive enzymes. Besides, honey also contains various vitamins
such as vitamins A, B1, B2, minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, iodine salt as well and even radium. Besides honey also contain antibiotics and other organic acids such as malic acid, tartaric, citric, laklat, and oxalate. Because honey is very high that once his usefulness.
Types of Honey:
Honey quality is generally determined from the origin of interest such as Flower Mix (various forest flowers), Honey Flowers, flowers Coffee Honey, , Honey etc. Kapok flower.
Based on the research information the sweetest honey from flower nectar (Nephelium lappaceum).
Based on research and research conducted by experts in the field of Biology, Chemistry and Medicine. honey has a lot of benefits and efficacy for human life, such as:
Usefulness and Benefits of Honey:
Honey can be consumed by all levels, from fetus to parents.
1. Fetus: Honey can strengthen the weak fetus in the womb (uterus).
2. Pregnant Woman: Honey helps maintain stamina and infant health during pregnancy, and help high-nutrition for the healthy growth of the fetus in the womb during
3. Babies: Helping a baby's brain development, because every day the brain continues to develop until the age of 5 years. For that he needs a high nutrition. Brain growth and development is closely related with the intelligence of the mind (IQ) and mental intelligence (EQ). It can be seen today is a good variety of food products extra milk or formulated infant porridge with honey as Dancow, Frisian Flag, Sustagen, etc. For that reason we do not give it to the best fruits of our hearts, namely honey.
4. Children: helping to increased appetite (the existence of a complete element of B vitamins in honey), so that children grow up healthy, lively and cheerful and disease resistant. (H. Mohamad, 2002)
5. Teens: Usefulness of honey on Baligh clever teenagers make very rapid growth, good nutrition and regular basis would make a perfect body growth.
6. Adults: Level of fatigue and job stress resulting stacked so that the body becomes weak and susceptible to disease. In this case the factory workers who worked hard all day long (Long shift) without sufficient nutrient-prone diseases such as thypus infected, inflammation, and other bacterial infections in this case Honey is the best supplementary food.
7. Seniors: Honey is the best food that is necessary for the elderly, because honey is a source of energy and nutrients that can be directly absorbed by the body, which at that age our digestive organs have started decreasing function (Health 2001).
Traditional Recipes Honey:
1. Hair loss
People who experience hair loss or baldness can use a mixture of hot olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder before bath. Apply on the head and let stand for about 15 minutes afterwards washed. The study also proves that silenced head potions for 5 minutes was still effective.
2. Bladder infections
Mix 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. After that drink. This ingredient kills germs in the bladder.
Create a mixture of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 5 teaspoons of honey.
Blood cholesterol levels can be lowered by 2 tablespoons honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces (28 grams 16 times approximately 1 pound = 454 grams) of tea. This herb can reduce cholesterol levels in blood up to 10 percent within 2 hours. Pure honey taken daily cholesterol lighten disorders.
Light and heavy colds can be cured with 1 tablespoon lukewarm honey and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This herb can cure almost all chronic coughs and colds and sinus clearing.
Greek Medicine and Ayurveda have been using honey for years to strengthen the semen (sperm = semen) of the men. Two tablespoons of honey taken regularly before bed will affect fertilize. Women of Japan, China and East Asia a difficult pregnancy and want to strengthen the uterus, usually taking cinnamon powder for centuries ago.
Women who are pregnant should frequently difficult to put a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder on his gums. Cinnamon mixes with the saliva and enters the body. There are a couple from Maryland did not have children for 14 years and almost desperate. When evaluate the efficacy of cinnamon and honey, they consume these ingredients. The wife started to become pregnant and give birth to twins.
7. Stomach ache
Honey mixed with cinnamon powder can cure a stomach ache. Can also clean the stomach, and cure boils down to the roots.
Research conducted in India and Japan have said that the honey is taken with cinnamon may reduce flatulence.
9. Breath odor
A teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water can make the breath stays fresh all day. South Americans used to drink the potion is in the morning.
10. Sinus headache
Drinking a mixture of honey and orange juice can cure sinus headaches.
A recent study showed that the sugar content in honey is more helpful than losing out to the body. Older people who ate the honey and cinnamon powder with an equal measure, proved to be more fit and flexible. Research Dr. Milton proved ½ tablespoons of honey taken with a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder can increase the Vitali-body bag in a week. Potions are drunk every day after brushing your teeth and 3 pm when the vitality of the body decreases.
Recent research in Japan and Australia showed that stomach cancer and advanced stage of bone can be cured by honey and cinnamon. Patient enough to drink 1 tablespoon honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day.
Drinking a glass of boiled water with honey and cinnamon powder ½ hours each morning before breakfast or when the stomach is empty. When done regularly can reduce your weight, even for people who are very overweight, drinking this mixture regularly will prevent fat accumulating in the body, although still eating high-calorie foods.
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient which kills influenza germs and cure the patient from flu. So when will the flu drink honey.
Spread 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder on your face before bed. Rinse with warm water next morning. When done regularly every day for 2 weeks, pimples will heal up by the roots.
Take 1 part honey and 1 part ground cinnamon, apply on the skin of the sick.
17. Prevent aging
Tea mixed with honey and cinnamon powder and drink each day can prevent aging. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and then boiled like making tea. Drink as much as 4 times a day. This ingredient makes the skin fresh and smooth and prevent aging. Life expectancy is also increasing
18. Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis / rheumatism)
Take 1 part honey and 2 parts lukewarm water. Add 1 small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Mix honey, lukewarm water and cinnamon powder. Massage into the affected part gently. The pain will be reduced within 1-2 minutes. Or arthritis patients can drink 1 cup hot water with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 small teaspoon of cinnamon powder every day, morning and night.
When taken regularly, this herb can cure chronic arthritis. Recent research Copenhagen University uses a mixture of 1 tablespoon honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder given to patients before breakfast. The results of the week 73 of the 200 patients treated cured. Most patients who can not walk or move because of arthritis can walk without pain.
19. Heart disease
Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread at breakfast time each day. Honey and cinnamon to reduce cholesterol in the arteries, and reduce the risk of heart attack. People who have already suffered a heart attack when taking honey and cinnamon each day can avoid a second heart attack.
Consumption of honey and cinnamon on a regular basis can expedite and strengthen the heartbeat breathing. Wredha nursing (nursing) in the United States and Canada, managed to treat the residents who have problems due to clogged blood vessels, and reduced flexibility because of age, with these ingredients.
For people who rarely drink honey reactions / side effects that generally happen is diarrhea, but this will disappear on its own. Many people who drink the honey when they are sick. But is not it cheaper to prevent than cure, especially in the current monetary crisis, amid hospital and medical costs are increasingly soared.