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Health benefits of Honey

Health benefits of Honey

What is Honey?

Honey is nectar and sweet deposits from plants, gathered, modified and stored in the honeycomb by honey bees. Honey is made by honey bees in one of the most efficient structure – the beehive. A beehive contains more than 50,000 bees who collectively travel thousands of miles to gather nectar from flowers and make honey.

Honey is most popular natural product known since ages for its health benefits. Ancient men who collected honey from forests had realized health benefits of honey. Ancient civilizations have been using honey in various forms for various medicinal uses including healing of wounds, burns, ulcers, infections, etc. Honey has been used for at least 5000 years for its healing properties. Honey forms base of various medicinal preparation of Ayurveda – ancient medicine science from India. Ancient Greece's Hippocrates, the father of medicine, found honey cleans sores and ulcers on the lips. He also found it heals boils and running sores and other health benefits.