How to find out purity of Honey before using for medicinal purpose ?
Asked by anantharaman, 21 Apr '09 09:34 pm
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The dissolving test. Get a glass of water. This and a tablespoon of honey are all you need for the first test. Empty the honey into the water. If the honey is impure, it will dissolve in the water- the most common additive to honey is syrup of jaggery, which dissolves. If it is pure, the honey will stick together and sink as a solid lump to the bottom of the glass. This test can also be completed by mixing equal parts honey and methylated spirits (denatured alcohol). Pure honey will settle to the bottom. Impure honey is more likely to remain dissolved and make the solution milky. The flame test. Get a lighter and a candle with a cotton wick. This test is better if you don\'t have as much honey to spare. Dip the cotton wick of the candle into a bit of the honey, and shake off the excess. Attempt to light the wick. If it burns, then it is completely pure honey. If it refuses to burn, then the presence of water is not allowing the wick to burn. (If there is only a ve ...moreAnswered by Lion Heart, 21 Apr '09 09:36 pm
Just put few drops of honey and light the match stick if it will burn then it is pure .....Answered by pradeep mishra, 21 Apr '09 09:42 pm
Better to buy Honet with the Agmark label,being sold by the Khadi and Village Industries or Commission The simplest test to ascertain the purity of honey is to pour a little honey on a piece of newspaper If it is pure honey, the paper wont get wet on the reverse side The chief adulterant used is jaggeryAnswered by thampy chacko, 21 Apr '09 09:39 pm
Take from medical shop. put one drop in water if dislved than not pureAnswered by yusuf syed, 21 Apr '09 09:37 pm
Purets in scienc thy say filtered in africa purest is known by floating bee in honeyAnswered by Dinesh C S, 21 Apr '09 10:07 pm