Is Honey a "Cure-All?"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by charmed one, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    I got this in one of those forwarded emails that everyone gets and thought I would share. [​IMG]


    Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It
    > will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always
    > honey.. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will
    > do what I rather call "crystallizing". When this happens I loosen the
    > lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, off20
    > the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was.
    >
    > Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the
    > enzymes in the honey.
    >
    > Cinnamon and Honey

    ~ Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around.~

    > Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
    >
    > It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases.
    > Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of
    > today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for
    > all kinds of diseases.
    >
    > Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.
    >
    > Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the
    > right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.
    >
    > Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17
    > January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured
    > by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:
    >
    > HEART DISEASES:
    > Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of
    > jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the
    > cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.
    > Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process
    > daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of
    > the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart
    > beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated
    > patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and
    > veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon
    > revitalize the arteries and veins.
    >
    > ARTHRITIS:
    > Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot
    > water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon
    > powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.. In a
    > recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University , it was found
    > that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one
    > tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast,
    > they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated,
    > practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a
    > month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around
    > because of arthritis started wal king without pain.
    >
    > BLADDER INFECTIONS:
    > Take two=2 0tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a
    > glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the
    > bladder.
    >
    > CHOLESTEROL:
    > Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed
    > in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to
    > reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two
    > hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day,
    > any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in
    > the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints
    > of cholesterol. I'm going to start using a tub of Cinnamon Honey Butter
    > a week.
    >
    > COLDS:
    > Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon
    > lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days.
    > This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.
    >
    > UPSET STOMACH:
    > Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears
    >=2 0stomach ulcers from the root.
    >
    > GAS:
    > According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that
    > if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
    >
    > IMMUNE SYSTEM:
    > Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system
    > and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.. Scientists have
    > found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.
    >=2 0Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight
    > bacterial and viral diseases.
    >
    > INDIGESTION:
    > Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food
    > relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
    >
    > INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a
    > natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the
    > patient from flu.
    >
    > LONGEVITY:
    > Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests
    > the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of
    > cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea.
    > Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and
    > soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year
    > old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
    >
    > PIMPLES:
    > Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste.
    > Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next
    > morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes
    > pimples from the root.
    >
    > SKIN INFECTIONS:
    > Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts
    > cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
    >
    > WEIGHT LOSS:
    > Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty
    > stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder
    > boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight
    > of even the most obese person.. Also, drinking this mixture regularly
    > does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person
    > may eat a high calorie diet.
    >
    > CANCER:
    > Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced
    > cancer of the stomach and b ones have been cured successfully. Patients
    > suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon
    > of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times
    > a day.
    >
    > FATIGUE:
    > Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more
    >20helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.
    > Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are
    > more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a
    > half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with
    > cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at
    > about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,
    > increases the vitality of the body within a week..
    >
    > BAD BREATH:
    > People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one
    > teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their
    > breath stays fresh throughout the day.
    >
    > HEARING LOSS:
    > Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts
    > restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real
    > butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!
    >
     
  2. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe my dad did a study on the antibacterial properties of honey. it is also a prebiotic (or was it probiotic? anyway it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria).
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks! My son and daughter-in-law raise bees, and my daughter is considered an "authority" on living foods. I've made a Word document of that information, and will be sending it to all of them.
     
  4. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    #Stepping on my Nutritional Consultant Box...

    I Don't recommend giving honey to children under the ages of 2 or 3.
    Raw Honey actually CAN have Bacillus Botulinum (Botulism///Botox) Bacteria. Not much but it MAY have it. Older people have robust enough digestive tract that it is killed outright. Little kids don't have that yet and CAN get really really sick.

    ***all the, "I've given honey to my babies all my life..." People can Re-read the post and notice the "CAN" and "May" statements...
    Nothing "ALWAYS" or "NEVERS" anything....
    just get in line. Take all the chances you want with YOUR kids. Other people may want to make educated choices.
     
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Seismic is correct, honey and babys can be deadly.
    even before honey became the "in" thing as a cure all I was told by my mother never to give honey to a baby, especially raw honey froma hive. this was well over 30 years ago.

    Now stuies have shown that with burn victims raw honey from a field where medicinal plants are grown do in fact speed healing and promote healty skin growth, scaring is not limited to severe but the honey does reduce some scaring.

    I will get back with the link to the studys, I am on the wrong computer and will have to send it to the lap top.

    in the mean time, there is also a study published were honey grown in correct fields will also contain natural anitbiotics, pain killers, etc. I believe it was a british study, brain is cramping too many plants not enough coffee.
    I know honey cinnamon tea with a twist of lemon will help sooth a sore throat, but wont at the same time cure it.
    Pasturized honey on the other hand does not have the same properties as raw honey, heating to pasturize destroys all benificial emzymes.
    Bee Pollen and royal jelly also have their place in medicinal values.

    on a super high note! in the middle of winter during a horrid snow storm a tsp of honey warms the heart and clears the mind.

    Found one of the links:
    http://www.medbc.com/annals/review/vol_9/num_1/text/vol9n1p33.htm

    http://www.manukahoney.co.uk/article5.html
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009

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