Posts Tagged ‘honey’

Using honey beneficial in fighting infections

Friday, March 21st, 2014

image_1_240x240mar20Researchers have suggested that honey could be one solution to the serious problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as a topical dressing, but it could play a larger role in fighting infections, the researchers predicted.

The meeting, attended by thousands of scientists, features more than 10,000 reports on new advances in science and other topics. It is being held at the Dallas Convention Center and area hotels through Thursday.

Study leader Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D said that the unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.

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Best ways to prevent and treat common cold

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

ffdd_01_240x240A new study has revealed that while zinc may be best for prevention, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and perhaps antihistamine-decongestant combinations are the recommended treatments.

The study by Drs. Michael Allan, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Bruce Arroll, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand, aimed at physicians and patients, looked at available evidence for both traditional and nontraditional approaches for preventing and alleviating colds.

A review of 67 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicated that handwashing, a traditional public health approach, as well as
alcohol disinfectants and gloves, is likely effective.

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Make your own beauty products

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Here are a few homemade beauty recipes to help you steer clear of those chemical-loaded cosmetics.

Face mask

EGG WHITE

Egg white works wonders on your skin. It helps tighten pores and improves skin elasticity. Separate the egg white from the yolk. Evenly apply the white of the egg on your face, and wash off after 10 minutes or as you feel your skin tighten.

MULTANI MITTI

Why spend hundreds of rupees on a purifying clay mask when the age-old Indian clay powder, multani mitti, will just cost you Rs 30 or less, and is as natural as it gets. If you have oily skin, mix multani mitti and rosewater to a paste-like consistency and prepare a mask. If you have dry skin, use milk or curd.

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Natural wonder – Honey

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Did you know honey is an effective natural skin moisturiser? Read on to find out more about the benefits of this sweet food.

A natural sweetener made by bees using nectar from flowers, honey,  is used in many medical traditions to treat varied ailments; and is  confirmed to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Honey and its nutrients:

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. It contains mainly  carbohydrates: fructose and glucose; in addition to sucrose, maltose  and other complex carbohydrates. Honey also contains tiny amounts of several compounds that function as antioxidants. However, the specific composition of any batch of honey depends on the flowers available to the bees that produced the honey.

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Panchamruth-The five health boosters

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Panch meaning five and amruth meaning a nectar for immorality — panchamruth, the traditional prasad, given out during poojas — typically uses five ingredients, which are all mighty good for your health!

Panchamruth — Ingredients:

COW’s MILK – 1 cup

We all know it’s super healthy! It has calcium, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals.

YOGHURT – 1 cup

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Health tip of the day

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Apply a mixture of milk cream, almond oil, and honey gently around your eyes and wash off after 5 minutes to remove dark circles.

Health recipe of the day: Honey Oat Bars

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Looking for a healthy ‘between meals’ snack? Bake your own energy bars with rolled oats, sultanas and honey.

Click here to view recipe

Health news of the day: Honey, a sweet way of getting over hangovers

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Are you prone to throbbing headaches, nausea and vomiting after a party? Eat your toast with honey as it adds potassium and sodium to your meal helping the body cope with the alcohol.

Read the full story here


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