Page 41 - magazine-jan-feb14

Basic HTML Version

THE BEEKEEPING
IS A VERY OLD
ACTIVITY.
Evidences
from Egypt, Mesopotamia
and Greece describe
ancient beekeeping
and the honey is also
mentioned in the Bible.
It was considered sacred,
and was also used to pay
taxes and debts. Besides all
this, it was used to draw
and paint as well. Honey
contains proteins, essential
minerals and vitamins. It
is a food of elevated energy
and is also known for its
medicinal and therapeutic
assets. Honey is a food
of easy digestion and
enthusiastically assimilated
by humans, constituting a
healthy source of energy.
HONEY CONSUMED
AS FOOD IS
IMPORTANT FOR
THE BALANCE OF
THE BIOLOGICAL
PROCESS OF THE
ORGANISM.
It contains
glucose and fructose,
which goes directly into
the blood, becoming an
energetic product. Honey
can be used as food, as
a natural sweetener and
as medicine. After some
time of use, it assists in the
control of rheumatism and
arthritis, prevents all types
of respiratory illnesses
and helps in the digestion.
Honey is also used on the
skin and is an ingredient
for some shampoos. It
is used extensively in
the cosmetic industry as
well (creams, cleanness
facemasks, tonics, etc.)
because of its astringent
and softening qualities.
EATING HONEY
WILL IMPROVE
YOUR QUALITY
OF LIFE, SINCE
IT STIMULATES
AND INCREASES
PHYSICAL
RESISTANCE;
it
is slightly sedative,
discouraging insomnias;
it helps in the healing, it is
anti-septic, digestive and
laxative, helping in the
treatment of gastritis; it is
an expectorant fighting the
cough, also of smokers.
Used externally, it speeds
up the healing of wounds
Respiratory diseases • Cramps
Intestinal disturbances • Digestive disturbances
Throat irritation • Urinary irritation
Irritation of the eyes • Dental caries
Illnesses of the liver • Rheumatic pains
Physical fatigue • Insomnia
Skin burn • Stomach ulcer, etc.
It has been indicated to
prevent, control or cure the
following illnesses:
and minor burnings,
besides hydrating the skin.
WITH HONEY - AND
NOTHING ELSE -
NIGERIAN DOCTORS
WERE ABLE TO CURE
SERIOUS WOUNDS,
burnings and ulcers of skin
in 59 patients, which were
submitted previously to
conventional treatments
with antibiotics without
any satisfying results.
First, the doctors gathered
samples of the wounds to
be studied in laboratory.
The results had shown that
the infections were caused
by common bacteria -
therefore more resistant
- as the Pseudomonad,
found frequently in
infections. After that, the
honey was applied on the
infected skin. One week
later, no micro organism
appeared in the laboratory
examinations. For the
reason that it is slightly
acid, extremely viscous
and absorbs water, the
honey cleaned the wounds,
diminished their size and
protected them from new
infections. According
to the Nigerian doctors,
honey also has the property
of being a bactericidal
agent.
The flavour, aroma and
colour of the honey differ
according to its botanical
origin, in accordance with
the flowers from where the
bee has removed the nectar
to manufacture it. The
climate, humidity and even
the altitude will interfere
in these characteristics
of the honey. Usually, the
clear honey presents weak
flavour and aroma. The
honey of darker coloration
is richer in proteins and
minerals.
Here goes an advice: honey
fattens less than sugar. 1
tea-spoon or 5g of honey
= 16,4kcal. It is also the
best option for athletes.
Biologists concluded that
honey is the best source of
carbohydrates and energy
for athletes and mature
people.
H
Jan/Feb 2014
37