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What are the use of honey?

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Asked by sadhana, 27 Apr '07 12:28 pm
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More than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger (peace be upon him), told us that honey can heal a variety of medical problems.
"And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." [Quran 16:68-69]
Traditional uses of honey have included honey mixed with lemon for sore throats and it has also been used for stomach pains and problems, as well as certain eye conditions.
Modern research shows that honey:
blocks the growth of oral bacteria
coats the throat and reduces throat irritation
is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers
is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal) ...more
Answered by Sujit Pandeya, 27 Apr '07 12:34 pm

 
  
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Agree with sujit
Answered by sumati gayki, 07 Sep '09 10:51 am

 
  
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A spoon a day is good for ur whole body
Answered by vinod kumar, 27 Apr '07 12:39 pm

 
  
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To make panchamrutam, as a substitute for sugar, medicinally to aid in sore throats and prevent bacterial infection
Answered by puranam mahalaxmi, 27 Apr '07 12:32 pm

 
  
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Apart from direct consumption (eating)
it can be used to provide honey flavour
it is very good for eyes too as a lotion
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it can be applied on wounds for fast healing
Answered by dipak goyal, 27 Apr '07 12:30 pm

 
  
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The main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, spreading on bread, biscuits, or toast, and as an addition to various beverages such as tea. Because honey is hygroscopic (drawing moisture from the air), a small quantity of honey added to a pastry recipe will retard staling.[citation needed] Raw honey also contains enzymes that help in its digestion[citation needed], several vitamins and antioxidants.

Honey is the main ingredient in the alcoholic beverage mead, which is also known as "honey wine" or "honey beer" (although it is neither wine nor beer), and in metheglin.[citation needed] It is also used as an adjunct in beer. Beer brewed with more 30% honey as a source of sugar by weight, or mead brewed with malt (with or without hops), is known as braggot.

Honey is used in traditional folk medicine and apitherapy.[citation needed]

It is an excellent natural preservative.[citation needed]

Its glycemic index is 55[13].

Most vegans avoid using honey because it is an animal pro ...more
Answered by Kshitija Pednekar, 27 Apr '07 12:29 pm

 
  
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One thing I know is that it stops loose motion...but we have to be careful of the intake because if if we take it more, then the scenario would be the reverse!!!
Answered by kailash naraynan, 27 Apr '07 12:29 pm

 
  
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