Raw honey is one of the world’s super health foods.
It contains all of the B-complex vitamins, protein-building amino acids, and vitamins C, D, and E. It also contains ample amounts of plant pigments, proteins, and healthy acids like citric acid. Along with simple sugars like glucose that go directly into the bloodstream, raw honey also has beneficial enzymes like diastase, inulase, and invertase to aid digestion and the assimilation of vitamins and minerals into the body’s cells.
All of these things make honey a great blood builder when used regularly. The combination of all of enzymes, acids, and vitamins contained in the raw product soothes the entire digestive system, absorbs easily, and keeps out bacteria. Honey also keeps the body regular because of its lubricating abilities.
Research done by scientists in New Zealand studied the effect of honey on stomach ulcers, finding that the use of raw honey stopped bacteria from growing within three days.
Honey is often recommended to those with gall bladder issues, heartburn, and duodenal and gastric ulcers. Raw honey has been used by allergists to treat patients and relieve allergy symptoms. By some estimates, it could effectively treat up to 90% of all allergy problems. It works because it contains traces of the dust, molds, and pollens that cause most allergies.
By taking the raw, clear honey, the patient is building immunity to those things.
Another excellent use for raw honey is dressing wounds. It has antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of bacteria. Clinical observations tell us it can clear infection, swelling and pain, and reduce scarring. It also reduces any odor associated with healing while hastening the process of the skin repairing itself.
Another plus is that honey doesn’t further damage tissues, but actually promotes healing through the nutrient effect and the drawing out of lymph to the cells through osmosis. The healing properties are now so well known that government approved wound gels containing raw honey are being used by medical professionals. It has even been shown effective when battling drug resistant MRSA staph infections.