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I find it hard to identify my favorite Ayurvedic remedy but if I must pinpoint a wonder-drug then honey is probably the first that comes to mind. The health benefits of honey are plenty, it has been used as a medicine for centuries.
Extremely high in antioxidants, honey is a great immune booster and has huge benefits for almost every dosha. Moreover, its soothing quality makes it perfect for healing wounds. Ayurvedically speaking, it has been used for situations related to internal or external bleeding.
There are a few specific substances in Ayurveda that actually increase the efficacy of other herbs or medicines if they are mixed into the compound. Honey is one such example which is why it is commonly mixed with various other herbs in a single dosage. For children the sweetness of honey makes other mostly bitter herbs, more palatable. For adults it simply aids absorption.
More honey remedies after the jump.
Home Remedies That Use Honey
Here are a few tips on how to use honey in your home remedies:
Boost Your Eye Health
To keep your eyes healthy, take 1 tsp of honey with a glass of carrot juice one hour before breakfast. Do this regularly and see the difference.
Expectorate Your Cough
If you are coughing, the take equal quantities of honey mixed with ginger juice. The mixtures will help you almost immediately to expectorate mucus providing relief for the common cold, coughs and sore throat.
Keep Your Blood Pressure Under Control
1 tsp garlic juice mixed with two tsp honey, taken twice a day in the mornings and evenings is extremely beneficial for high blood pressure.
The Honey Book is a highly recommended read about the health benefits of honey.