Health Benefits

Bless It Bee honey brings knowledge that was known for thousands of years by our indigenous community. 

Melaleuca honey is originally from Australia, this tea tree is related to the Manuka. Manuka honey and Melaleuca honey contain many of the same therapeutic phenolic acids and are very similar. Melaleuca is well know for its topical properties.

Traditionally, the paperbark of the Melaleuca Tree was used by the Indigenous for thousands of year to treat wounds, for medicine and sustenance. 

There are many benefits and uses of medicinal honey here are our top favourites.

 

ANTIOXIDANT EFFECTS

Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress in the body by mopping up free radicals. Scientists have linked oxidative stress to a range of chronic health conditions, including many cancers. By eating an antioxidant-rich diet, people can reduce their risk of chronic disease.

NUTRITION

Honey contains specific nutrients that can make it a healthful addition to the diet.It contains healthful compounds, such as antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins.

Natural honey naturally contains small amounts of the following vitamins and minerals:

  • niacin
  • riboflavin
  • pantothenic acid
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • potassium
  • phosphorous
  • zinc


ANTIBACTERIAL ACTION

Honey is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent. It contains hydrogen peroxide and glucose oxidase and has a low pH level, which means it can kill harmful bacteria and fungi. Also, because of its unique chemical composition, it does not help yeast or bacteria to grow.

Because of its antibacterial action, people can use it to cleanse wounds,


WOUND HEALING

Numerous studies have suggested that honey works well as a wound healing dressing.

A review confirms that honey is useful in wound healing because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Some evidence also suggests that honey has antiviral and anti-fungal properties.

Also, honey is acidic, which helps release oxygen from the wound and promote healing. Apply raw honey directly to minor cuts and burns then place gauze or a bandage over the wound.

RELIEVING COUGHS

Several studies have suggested that honey may be as or more effective than some over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. Many cough medicines are not safe for younger children to take, so honey may be a good alternative for children over one year of age.

A meta-analysis suggests that honey may provide an effective way to decrease the severity and frequency of a child’s nighttime cough. One small-scale study found that a milk and one type of honey mixture relieved children’s coughs as effectively as an OTC medicine.

To relieve a cough, take a teaspoon of raw honey and avoid other liquids or foods afterward to allow the honey to coat the throat.

TREATING DIARRHOEA

Raw honey may have a soothing effect on digestion, helping with symptoms of diarrhoea.

A study of 150 children with acute gastroenteritis found that those who received honey with an oral rehydration solution had a better recovery from diarrhoea than those who did not receive honey. The children who received honey had fewer bowel movements and recovered faster from the illness.

To help treat mild diarrhoea, try taking a teaspoon of raw honey or mixing honey with a drink. Avoid taking too much honey because excess sugar can make diarrhoea worse.

PROTECTING THE BRAIN

Some evidence suggests that honey may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers that can benefit the brain. An animal study found that rats that consumed honey had protection against brain damage caused by exposure to lead.

In addition, a review states that raw honey may contain ingredients that help fight inflammation in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory.

 

 


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