Known as the elixir for good health, honey is loaded with many health benefits. Also called ‘Madhu’, it can be consumed orally and can be applied externally as well. So it is no surprise that honey is recommended by Ayurveda as well. “While honey collected from beehives increases body weight and is a mild laxative, stored or aged honey helps fat metabolism And eliminates phlegm,” said Dr Diksa Bhavsar Savalia in an Instagram post.
In Ayurveda, honey is called ‘yogavahi’, a substance that has the property of penetrating the deepest tissue. “When Honey Used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal properties of those preparations and also helps them to reach deeper tissues,” she shared.
Dr Diksa further shared that the Ayurvedic sage, Charaka, wrote 500 years ago that “nothing is so difficult as A M A Due to improper consumption of honey.” In Ayurvedic medicine, ama or indigestible matter in the body is considered to be the root cause of almost all diseases. Honey destroys enzymes that support the digestive process, therefore producing A M A (toxins) in the body when consumed.
Agree with Dr. Archana Sukumaran of Kerala Ayurveda, adding that honey is an excellent “Anupana or catalytic agent that helps to enhance the properties of herbs, and improves their absorption, hence commonly used as a co-drink to many Ayurveda formulations. In general, sweeteners increase Kapha DoshaBut honey is an exception. It is sweet, but also astringent and dry – hence, balances kapha and is helpful in respiratory diseases as well. It is light to digest as compared to other sweet foods.
“However, when heated, honey is considered” Wish or poison in Ayurveda; This causes ama. When heated, the structure of honey also changes and it turns into a viscous substance, which is difficult to digest,” she explained.
As such, he has listed the following therapeutic uses of honey according to Ayurveda:
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Honey is very good for eyes and eyesight.
* It quenches thirst.
It is very useful in urinary tract disorders. asthmaCough, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
*It is a natural detoxification.
*It is good for the heart, improves skin, and is an aphrodisiac.
* Helps in quick healing of deep wounds.
*starts growth Healthy granulation tissue.
However, Dr Dixha suggests following precautions while using honey
* Honey should not be mixed with hot food or water.
Honey should not be consumed while working in a hot environment.
*Honey should never be mixed with ghee or with hot, spicy foods, fermented drinks (eg, whisky, rum, brandy); Or mustard.
“Ghee, when mixed with honey in equal proportions by weight, replaces it” A M A Or as venom they go through the process of digestion. Honey can increase pitta; So taking it with spicy food increases it even more,” said Dr Sukumaran.
“Honey is good for eyes – eyesight; improves voice – tone; and reduces fat, helps with weight management,” she told indianexpress.com.
The best way to use honey is:
1 tsp with a glass of room temperature water (for obesity).
1 tsp honey with 1 tsp turmeric and 1 black pepper (for cough, cold, sinusitis, immunity).
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