Benefits of eating honey on an empty stomach


  • 1 honey
  • 2 The historical importance of honey
  • 3 benefits of honey
  • 4 References


Honey is a product of nature that is used in many therapeutic purposes, [1] where it is produced by bees from the nectar of plants, [2] and honey contains more than 200 substances, mainly consisting of water, fructose, glucose, It also contains sugars fructose little diversity (Fructo-oligosaccharides), and amino acids, vitamins and minerals, enzymes, and different honey installation of different plant that produces honey from Rahigah, but generally contain all honey flavonoids (flavonoids) types, and phenolic acids (Phenolic acid), and ascorbic acid ( Vitamin C.), Tocopherols (vitamin ۿ), Catalase and Superoxide dismutase, Reduced glutathione, Millard reaction products, and some peptides, and most of these compounds work together in the antioxidant effect.

During its production and collection, honey is exposed to contamination with the germs that it reaches from plants, bees and dust, but its antibacterial properties kill most of them, but the spores that are capable of forming spores, such as the bacteria that cause botulism , can remain for infants only. If honey is produced at a medicinal level, that is, by exposing it to rays that inhibit the activity of bacterial spores, [2] in this article is a description of the benefits of honey that have been proven in scientific evidence.

The historical importance of honey

Honey has been an important place in folk medicine and alternative therapies for centuries. Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans used it to treat wounds and intestinal problems, but it is not used in modern medicine due to the absence of sufficient scientific studies that support the therapeutic roles and benefits of honey. [1] Honey occupies a special place for Muslims in view of its mention in the Holy Qur’an, where God Almighty says: (A different drink comes out of its stomachs, in which its colors have a healing for people) , [3] as he says: “ Who doesn’t have any of it?” Its taste and rivers of pleasant wine for drinkers and rivers of filtered honey) , [4]Its benefits have also been mentioned in some hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. [5]

benifits of Honey

Among the many benefits of honey include: [1] , [2]
  • Healing burns: External use of honey-based preparations helps in healing the burns that are placed on it, as honey sterilizes the burning site, accelerates tissue regeneration, and reduces inflammation.
  • Healing wounds: Using honey to heal wounds is one of the most effective uses of honey that has been scientifically studied. Preparing honey or a bandage containing honey helps speed up healing of wounds, and honey-dressed dressings act as non-stick dressings. Studies have found that it is effective in treating all Types of wounds roughly, such as postoperative wounds, chronic foot ulcers, abscesses, scratches, skin wounds that occur in cases of skin extraction for therapeutic uses, and ulcers that occur due to bed rest, swelling and ulceration in hands or the skin Two feet due to cold, burns, abdominal wall perineum (perineum), fistula, rotten wounds, and others. Honey has been found to help reduce the smells of wounds, pusAnd cleaning wounds, reducing infections, relieving pain, and speeding up the healing period. Honey was also mentioned in the ability to heal some wounds that other treatments failed to treat. The effectiveness of honey in healing wounds varies according to the type and severity of the wound, and the amount of honey used on the wound should be sufficient so that it remains present even if its focus is diminished by the wound secretions, as it must be covered and exceeding the wound boundaries, and the results are better when placing honey on the bandage and applying it to the wound Instead of applying it directly to the wound, it is not mentioned that honey is usedOn open wounds it causes infections. In one case of a knee amputation in a young child, the wound was inflamed with two bacteria (Pseudo and Staph.aureus) and was unresponsive to treatments, while sterile Manuka honey dressings healed the wound completely within 10 weeks. Studies have found that the ability of honey to heal wounds exceeded amniotic membrane dressing dressings, Sulfersulfadiazine dressings and boiled potato dressings to improve and accelerate healing and reduce the degrees of scars .
  • Prevention and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, such as gastritis, duodenitis, bacterial ulcers, and rotavirus, where honey prevents the attachment of bacteria to epithelial cells by affecting the bacteria cells, thereby preventing the early stages of inflammation, as well as treating Honey is a case of diarrhea, bacterial gastroenteritis, and honey affects the Helicobacter pylori that causes ulcers .
  • Bacterial resistance, as honey activity as an anti-bacterial is one of the most important discoveries of honey that was known in 1892, where it found effects that resist about 60 types of bacteria that include aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
  • Treatment of fungal infections, where undiluted honey works to prevent the growth of fungi, and diluted honey works to stop its production of toxins, and it has effects in many types of fungi.
  • Virus resistance, natural honey has been found to have anti-viral effects, and it has been found safe and effective in treating mouth ulcers and genitals caused by the Herpes virus in degrees similar to the acyclovir fats used to treat them. It has also been found to prevent the activity of the known Rubella virus. With the German measles virus.
  • Improving the condition of diabetes, studies found that eating honey daily causes a slight decrease in the level of glucose, cholesterol, and body weight in people with diabetes, and it was found that honey slows the rise in blood sugar compared to table sugar or glucose.
  • Some studies suggest that using honey can improve non-treatable states of diabetes .
  • Reducing cough, it was found that eating honey before bed reduces the symptoms of cough in children aged two years and over with efficacy similar to that of cough medicine (Dextromethorphan) in doses given without prescriptions.
  • Treating some eye conditions, such as blepharitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal wounds, and thermal and chemical eye burns , and one study found that using honey as an ointment for 102 people with unresponsive conditions had improved Of the 85% of these cases, while the remaining 15% were not associated with any development in the disease, it was also found that the use of honey in conjunctivitis caused by infection reduces redness, pus secretion, and reduces the time required to get rid of bacteria.
  • I found many studies that honey is a good source of carbohydrates , especially for athletes before and after resistance exercises, exercises and endurance ( aerobic ), also it believes that it improves athletic performance.
  • Honey can be used to preserve food, as it was found to be a suitable sweetener and does not affect the beneficial bacteria present in some types of food such as dairy products, which are considered (Prebiotics).
  • Honey found anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating properties without the side effects of anti-inflammatory medications, such as a negative effect on the stomach.
  • The compounds in honey work as anti-oxidants as mentioned above, and dark-colored honey has been found to have higher levels of phenolic acids, and therefore has higher activity as an antioxidant, and phenolic compounds are known for their health benefits, such as resistance to cancer, inflammation, heart disease, and blood clotting, in addition to To stimulate the body's immunity and relieve pain.
  • Eating honey reduces the chance of developing ulcers in the mouth due to radiotherapy. It was also found that eating 20 ml of honey or using it in the mouth reduces the severity of infections in the mouth due to radiotherapy, relieves pain when swallowing, and the weight loss accompanying treatment.
  • The antioxidants present in honey reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and many of the compounds present in honey have promising properties to be studied and used in the treatment of heart diseases in the future, as honey has anticoagulant and anti-oxygen properties that affect membranes due to lack of blood Adequate anti-ischemic, anti-oxidant and vascular relaxant, which reduces the chance of clotting and oxidation of cholesterol. Bad (LDL), and one study found that consuming 70 g of honey for 30 days for people with weight gain reduces the level of total and bad cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides, and reactive protein (-C), thus the study found that eating honey reduces factors The risk for cardiovascular disease in people who have these factors increases without causing weight gain, and it was found in another study that it raises a little bit of good cholesterol (HDL), and it was found that eating artificial honey (fructose + glucose) raises triglycerides, While natural honey reduces it.
  • Some studies have found anti-cancer effects in honey.
  • Natural honey helps treat fatigue, dizziness and chest pain.
  • Honey can relieve tooth extraction pain .
  • Improve the blood level of enzymes and minerals.
  • Reducing menstrual pain, as studies conducted on experimental animals found the benefit of honey during menopause, such as preventing uterine atrophy, improving bone density, and preventing weight gain.
  • Some preliminary studies have found that using honey with olive oil and beeswax reduces pain, bleeding, and itching associated with hemorrhoids.
  • Some preliminary studies have found honey's ability to improve weight and some other symptoms in malnourished children .
  • Initial studies found that using a honey lotion for 21 days reduces itching in degrees greater than zinc oxide ointment.
  • Some preliminary studies indicate the positive effects of honey on asthma.
  • Some preliminary studies indicate a positive role for honey in cases of cataracts.
  • Some preliminary studies suggest that using Egyptian honey with royal food in the vagina increases the chances of fertilization.
  • Some preliminary studies suggest that chewing a skin made from manuka honey reduces tooth deposits slightly, and reduces gingival bleeding in cases of gingivitis.

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