ISLAMABAD: Food is the best medicine ever one can have. Because it is nature made and thus holds no side-effects. Hone if one of such foods that have flavor and have lots of health benefits. Here are a few of these, have a look.

Cures eye diseases

As surprising as it may sound, Egyptians found the benefits of honey in curing eye disease. Applying honey on your eyes protects and improves your sight. It can also prevent decrease in eye-sight. It also cures redness, eye infections and conjunctivitis. It can also prevent cataracts and glaucoma in diabetic patients.

Controls diabetes

As mentioned earlier, honey is a rich source of natural sugars therefore it can substitute white sugar. It boosts energy and is healthier than white sugar. However, close monitoring of diabetic patients’ sugar is required all the time.

Weight loss

Although honey cannot be entirely relied upon for losing weight, it can enhance weight loss because it’s an excellent detox agent. It cleanses the liver by its detoxification effects and removes unwanted fats from the liver lobules. This leads to better metabolism and more effective digestion process.

Infection

In children with upper respiratory tract infection, two table spoon of honey can help them sleep better as it soothes the throat and depresses coughing mechanism. Adults can use honey in tea for its soothing effect during allergy attacks and throat infections.

Healing power

Anti-bacterial properties of honey help in healing of burns, cuts and wounds. Breast-feeding women can apply honey to sore nipples topically for rapid tissue repair and analgesic (pain killer) effects. Pure honey helps prevent further inflammation in wounds by keeping them sterile (bacteria free).

Cures acne

Acne break outs not only occur on the face, but a lot of people suffer from acne on their back, buttocks and axilla. Honey helps cure acne by absorbing impurities causing acne from the pores. Honey is an antiseptic and soothes the skin