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    Default Uses of Honey

    Honey with Food and Beverage

    1. Honey may be used as a spread on toast, hot cakes, muffins, crackers, pancakes.
    2. Honey is a flavor boost when added to French style salad dressings; mix with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a 2/1 ratio or according to personal preference.
    3. Honey is naturally acidic and makes a wonderful marinade for meat; mix together with soy sauce and garlic.
    4. Honey is great as a glazing for meat; drizzle over the meat just prior to the end of roasting.
    5. Honey can be used in baking, as a substitute for sugar in order to keep cakes fresher and moister for longer.
    6. Honey is an ideal substitute for sugar to sweeten drinks such as tea, herb tea, coffee. Unlike most other sweeteners, honey contains a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
    7. Honey added to cream makes it taste better and keep longer.
    8.
    Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults, however it should not be fed to babies under one year old.
    9. A typical serving size of 1 Tablespoon (20 grams) contains:
    ~ 65 Calories per serving, 0% Fat.
    ~ Less than 1.0% Protein.
    ~ 78% Carbohydrate.
    ~ and 0% Sodium.

    Honey for Health and Well Being

    1. Honey makes a good natural sedative; stir into a cup of hot milk and drink before retiring.
    2. Honey can be helpful for a hang-over, giving a quick pick-me-up.

    3. Honey can sooth sore throats and colds; mix with lemon juice and hot water.
    4. Honey can be used for burns and wounds, spread on to gauze dressing. It aids the healing and helps to minimize scarring.
    5. Health conscious people may consume honey on a daily basis as a source of many natural healing properties as well as a source of important minerals and vitamins.
    6. People often use honey as a readily available energy boost, being a form of sugar quickly absorbed by the body.
    7. Helpful in building strength and restoring good health.

    ref: JMW - LCJVS - 76
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    Default Re: Uses of Honey

    Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

    Of recent interest is the antioxidant content of honey. Honey contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals. Generally, darker honeys (Buckwheat) have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys.

    The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees' nectar source (the blossoms). In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse floral sources as Clover, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossoms. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor; while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.

    Classic Honey Mustard Dressing

    - Makes 2-1/2 cups -

    * 1-1/4 cups fat-free mayonnaise
    * 1/3 cup honey
    * 1 Tablespoon vinegar
    * 2/3 cup vegetable oil
    * 1 teaspoon onion flakes
    * 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    * 2 Tablespoons prepared mustard

    In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

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    Default Re: Uses of Honey

    mcnerd,

    I haven't started looking for honey recipes yet--thanks for this one (DH & DS will like this one). I usually have about a TBSP a day. I like using honey as marinade, or on toast.

    The extra information that you added is great..Thank-You..
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    Addition: According to Ayurvedic medicine, a mixture of Honey and Cinnamon can be beneficial to many ailments and diseases and on 17th January 1995, ‘Weekly World News’ - Canada, published a list of ailments/diseases that can be helped / treated with a Honey/Cinnamon mixture. Some of the important details of that information are as below:



    HEART DISEASES
    Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, spread it on bread or chapatti instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. This can help to reduce the cholesterol in the arteries and maybe reduce the possibility of a heart patient from suffering a heart attack. Patients, who have already suffered attacks, are also advised to ingest the honey/cinnamon mixture to ward off further attacks.



    Regular use of the mixture relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In USA and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that due to increasing age, the arteries and veins, which lose their flexibility and become clogged, are revitalized.


    ARTHRITIS
    Mix one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small level teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Make a paste and massage slowly onto the itching area of the body. It has been found that the pain can recede within a minute or two. Arthritic patients can also benefit from the daily intake morning and evening, of one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder mixed together. In a recent research program conducted at Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half a teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast; within a week, out of 200 patients who underwent the treatment, 73 patients were relieved of pain, and within a month most of the patients who could not walk or who had limited mobility due to their arthritis, started walking without pain.


    HAIR LOSS
    For people suffering from hair loss or baldness the following paste has been found to be effective: In warm olive oil, mix one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon cinnamon powder, make a paste and apply before taking a bath. Leave on the scalp /hair for around 5 ―15 minutes, and then wash the hair.



    BLADDER INFECTIONS

    Stir two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and ingest. This can destroy the bacteria in the bladder that are the cause of the infection.



    TOOTHACHE

    Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply to the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day until the tooth stops aching.

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    Default Re: Uses of Honey

    We've used this one and it worked and worked fast! I love honey & garlic!

    Herbal Remedies for Strep or Sore Throats

    from "Safety of Herbs" - A Healthier You Radio Show with Master Herbalists David and Fawn Christopher

    We have been effective dealing with strep throat with a very simple combination of herbs. This is a very valuable formula that has saved us hundreds and hundreds of dollars in medical expenses and gotten us over these kinds of conditions quickly.

    Here's the formula:

    * One tablespoon of pure honey
    * ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    * Four cloves of garlic pressed through a garlic press

    Those are the proportions, but you'll need more than that, so take four tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and sixteen pressed cloves of garlic, and mix that all together. Take ½ teaspoon to one teaspoon of the formula every 30-60 minutes.

    Don't wash it down - let the honey coat the throat, then the cayenne, being a rubefacient, will bring blood into the area, and then your immune system will be stimulated with the garlic. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, so anything that may be causing the sore throat the garlic, along with the cayenne and the honey coating the area, will take care of the problem.

    How long does it take to get over strep throat with the standard medical procedure? 10 days. This herbal remedy will generally get you over strep throat in 24 hours.

    Let's look at another thing - the doctor who wrote the book, "Don't Drink Your Milk" (Frank Oski, M.D.) observed through his case studies that his patients who drank milk were the ones who got strep consistently, while his non-milk drinking patients did not get strep, so milk is certainly a factor in strep throat.

    Garlic, cayenne, honey - another safe and effective herbal remedy with no side effects. You know it is going to work, and it's going to work nine days faster than the standard medical procedure.

    (Note on the honey - it needs to be pure honey. Most beekeepers feed their bees sugar, which weakens the bee's immune system, so they get mites coming into the hives. To prevent mites from coming into the hives they give them antibiotics, further weakening the immune system of the bees. Find local honey where the beekeeper doesn't feed the bees sugar and doesn't give them antibiotics. You can often find good results if you check with your local health food store.)

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    ARTHRITIS
    Mix one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small level teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Make a paste and massage slowly onto the itching area of the body. It has been found that the pain can recede within a minute or two. Arthritic patients can also benefit from the daily intake morning and evening, of one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder mixed together. In a recent research program conducted at Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half a teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast; within a week, out of 200 patients who underwent the treatment, 73 patients were relieved of pain, and within a month most of the patients who could not walk or who had limited mobility due to their arthritis, started walking without pain.
    Very interesting input here..Something for me to really check into and try.
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    Default Re: Uses of Honey

    This is good stuff, Thanks

 

 

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