Honey is produced by bumblebees by converting the nectar by a process of regurgitation and evaporation which is stored in the beehive.
Honey is used in foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring but it could also be used in medical tradition to treat ailments.
Whenever my father send his "balikbayan box", he never fails to send a jar of honey to us all the way from Dubai. He always reminds us to feed at least a teaspoon of honey to the kids (my daughter and my little sister) because of Honey being known to have health benefits.
Here are some of the health benefits from honey:
*Honey + Warm water could improve scalp from dandruff and itching
*Honey + Vinegar use for self detox and ailment of arthritis
*Honey + Lemon use in weight loss diet and treatment of cough
*Honey + Cinnamon use for ailments of hair loss and bad breath
*Honey + Milk/Yogurts could promote good health,improve digestion and bowel movement and induce sleep
**Honey could also be used in treatment of cuts, burns and minor wounds,boost energy, reduce allergy symptoms, good antioxidant, good for relief of hangovers, sore throats and alot more. So make sure to have stock of honey at home.
WARNING: Honey or any processed food containing honey should not be given to children below 1 year. Baby's digestive system is not yet acidic enough to inhibit toxin from the bacterial botulinum spores that some honey contains.The bacteria usually thrive in soil in dust that could contaminate honey.
When kids get older, the digestive tract is able to handle the botulinum spores and prevent them from growing.