Thursday, May 3, 2007

Honey - Nature's Remedy

HONEY; The name of this familiar and tim-tested household remedy comes from ancient Hebrew and means "enchant" Long used as a culinary sweetener, honey isvalued for it's many healing properties as well. Treatment with honey is referred to as apitheraphy and includes replenishing energy, enhancing physical stamina and strengthening those weakened by illness or stress. Honey can also help calm the mind and promote rejuvenating sleep. In addition, honey releves indigestion and is used to treat cardiovascular disease and respiratory complaints. Finally a thin coat of honey can be applied to the skin to disinfect and heal minor skin wounds and chapped lips.

Honey contains only slight traces of residues from industrial emisions, car exhaust and agricultural chemicals because bees act as a bilological filter: They die if they come into the contact with toxins and thus do not bring pollutants into the hive.

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