"And your Lord revealed to the bee," Make the nests in the hills, on trees, and in places that made human, "then eat of every (kind) of fruits and follow the path of your Lord has been facilitated (for you). From the bee's stomach out drink (honey) that a variety of colors, in it there is healing for mankind. Verily in this is there really a sign (Glory) for people who think . (Surat An-Nahl: 68-69) Did you know, how honey is an important food source provided by God to humanity through this tiny insect?
Honey is composed of several sugar compounds like glucose and fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, sulfur, iron, and phosphate. Honey also contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6 and B3 that its composition varies according to the quality of nectar and pollen. In addition, in honey there is also a small amount of copper, iodine, and zinc, as well as several types of hormones.
As word of God in the Qur'an, honey is "medicine for humans." This scientific fact has been confirmed by scientists who met at the Conference on World apicultural (World Apiculture Conference) held on 20-26 September 1993 in China. The conference discussed the treatment with the herb that comes from honey. American scientists say that honey, royal jelly, pollen, and propolis can treat various diseases. A Romanian doctor said he was testing of honey for treatment of cataract patients, and patients recover in 2002 from the 2094 total. Polish doctors also stated in the conference that bee resin can help cure many diseases such as hemorrhoids, skin problems, gynecological diseases, and various other diseases.
Today, apicultural and bee products have opened a new branch of research in countries advanced in science. Other benefits of honey can be explained below:
Easily digested: Because sugar molecules in honey can be transformed into other sugars (eg fructose to glucose), honey is easily digested by even the most sensitive stomachs, despite having a high acid content. Honey helps kidneys and intestines to function better.
Low calorie: Quality is another honey, if compared with the same amount of sugar, honey calorie content of 40% lower. While giving a large energy, honey do not gain weight.
Diffuses more rapidly through the blood: When mixed with warm water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in seven minutes. Free sugar molecules make the brain function better since the brain is the largest sugar consumsi.
Supports blood formation: Honey provides the energy needed by the body for blood formation. Furthermore, it helps in cleansing the blood. Has some positive effects in regulating blood and help circulation. Honey also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis.
Kill the bacteria: the bacteria-killing properties of honey called "inhibition effect". Research on honey show that its bactericide properties increase twofold when diluted with water. It's interesting that newly born bees in the colony were fed diluted honey by the bees responsible for their care-as if they know the capabilities of this honey.
Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a substance produced by worker bees in the hive. This highly nutritious substances containing sugar, protein, fat and various vitamins. Royal jelly is used to overcome the problems caused by tissue deficiency or body weakness.
It is obvious that honey, which produced far exceeds that of the needs of the bee, made for human interests. And has also obvious that bees can not perform tasks that are so difficult "by itself".