Honey healthy Ayurveda
Back in the Stone Age honey was used. It was the only existing sweetener. This sticky sweet bees’ juice contains over 200 different ingredients like natural fructose, glucose, organic acids, minerals, vitamins, flavorings and enzymes. These are just the ingredients missing in white sugar. For this reason honey is a healthy and natural alternative which should, however, be consumed with caution. The curative effect of honey in coughs, colds and wounds is well known. When buying honey be sure that it hasn’t been pasteurized.
Honey in Ayurveda and the effect on the doshas: honey reduces all 3 doshas. It has a sweet and astringent taste, his energy is light and cold. Honey stimulates our agni (digestive fire) and reduces our fat tissues (Medas Dhatu). That makes it a great sweetener for Kapha types! They may enjoy a tea spoon of honey without remorse once in a while. In additon it serves as a transport medium for other substances and strenghtens their effect, because honey penetrates really deep in our body channels (Yogavahi). Honey ist good for your voice and your heart. It promotes a healthy skin color and acts as an aphrodisiac. Honey helps with cough, asthma and healing wounds.
It comes from New Zealand and contains up to 400 times more healing substances than other types of honey. It is of a unique brown color and the taste is reminiscent of caramel.
Naturopathy in New Zealand has been applying the healing properties of Manuka honey for decades. It has now been scientifically proven that this honey used both internally and externally, gives astounding results. It works as a natural antibiotic, eliminating many germs and significantly aids in injuries or burns with possible infection. After taking antibiotics for a prolonged period, intestinal problems normally occur. You can easily treat them with the help of Manuka honey. Colds, sore throat, coughs, cystitis and sinusitis can also be treated successfully. The only problem is that it‘s a tad expensive.