Amazing Benefits Are Vast...by beeinspiredgardening beeinspiredgardening on 09/03/17
Linden honey is widely used for colds, mainly as a diaphoretic. This honey has the highest antibacterial properties, has expectorant, anti-inflammatory, sedative and laxative effect. It is used for sore throat, colds, laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, as a heart tonic, for the treatment of inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney and gall bladder, helps to keep women’s health. As the ointment is effective in the treatment of wounds and burns, eczema, inflammation of the mammary glands and other inflammatory diseases.
1 kg of lime honey, 1 cup of finely chopped leaves of aloe, 100 g of olive oil, 150 g of birch buds and 50 g of lime flowers. Melt the honey in a saucepan, add the aloe and well cook. Separately put in different dishes birch buds (pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, hold on low heat for 20 minutes and infuse for 30 minutes) and lime color (add 0.5 liters of boiling water and infuse for 30 minutes), squeeze out birch buds and lime flowers and pour it into honey. The resulting mixture is poured into 2 portions and you add to each serving evenly olive oil. Application: 1 tbsp. 3 times a day, shaking before use.
grate garlic, add lime honey (1:1). Application: before bedtime 1 tbsp. with warm water.
- sore throat:
1 cup of boiling water, 1 tbsp. of dried chamomile flowers, brew, cool, filter and add 1 tsp. of linden honey. Application: gargle.
- colds and coughs:
mix 2 tbsp. of coltsfoot, 2 tbsp. of marshmallow, 1 tbsp. of oregano, brew in 1 liter of boiling water, cool pre-wrapped, and add 3-4 tbsp. of linden honey. Application: 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.
- sore throat:
mix 1 part of lime flowers and two parts of oak barks or 2 parts of lime flowers and 3 parts of chamomile flowers. Boil in 1 cup of boiling water 1 tbsp. of this mix, hold on low heat for 5 minutes, infuse for 1 hour and drain. Application: gargle, diluted broth with white honey.
- sore throat:
pour 1 finely crumbled onion with 0.5 liters of boiling water, hold on low heat for 5 minutes and infuse for 2 hours. Application: gargle with broth mixed with white honey (1:1).
boil 1 cup of boiling water with 1-2 tbsp. of green crust of a walnut and cook on low heat for 20 minutes, cool and add 2 tbsp. of linden honey. Application: 1 tsp. in 1 cup of tea 3-4 times a day.
- inhalation for sore throat:
1 part of lime honey is diluted in 5 parts of boiling water (temperature about 40 ° C (104 F)), spray with inhaler. 10 minutes you inhale through the nose, out through the mouth, for another 10 minutes – on the contrary. Repeat the procedure two times a day.
- gastric ulcer:
mince burdock root (collected in the spring), squeeze the juice and mix it with white honey in the ratio of 1:1. The mixture is placed in a bottle and put for 21 days in a warm place, then strained. Application: drink 1 tbsp. 3 times a day for 30 minutes before meals.
take 100 grams of chamomile, St. John’s wort, immortelle, birch buds. 1 tbsp. of this mix is brewed in 500 ml of boiling water, infused for 1 hour. Add 1 tsp. of linden honey in 1 cup of the mix. Usage: 2 times a day, 2 hours after a meal or 20 minutes before a meal.
- liver, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys: Make a decoction of wormwood (1 tbsp. of dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water), add lime honey (3 tbsp. per cup of broth) and cook in a water bath until the condensation . Application: 1 tsp. 3 times a day.
Contraindications to the use of linden honey
The main contraindication to the use of this type of honey is diabetes. The honey contains a lot of glucose and fructose, which adversely affect the course of the disease. However, a doctor should decide. Perhaps he will recommend diabetic patients to use a small amount of lime honey in the comb, because the wax contained in bee combs, prevents rapid absorption of glucose and fructose. Another obstacle to the lovers of linden honey is allergy. In addition, the product is contraindicated to patients with acute heart failure, who have had heart valve surgery, suffering from pulmonary hemorrhage.
White honey. Health and Beauty
Unusually persistent fragrance of this type of honey, its gentle charming taste could not be overlooked by professional cosmetologists. As a result, they recommend various recipes of masks, wraps and ointments that contribute to maintaining youthful skin and the elasticity of the body.
Adding a bit of lime honey in mashed strawberries, raspberries, flesh of peach, apricot, cheese or egg yolk, you can experiment to create miraculous household masks for the face, neck, hands, feet and even hair.
The composition of honey has almost a full range of vitamins and minerals, essential oils and trace elements, so the white honey has amazing properties in cosmetology. Not surprisingly, this natural product is commonly used in the manufacture of cosmetics.
Vitamins and amino acids soften the skin, improve circulation, and stimulates lipid metabolism. Due to the content of vitamins B, C and E honey helps to restore cell rejuvenation. Beauty depends on the mood and state of mind, so the honey is very useful, because it strengthens the psychological status, reduces depression, improves mood and overall health.
Fragrance: place 30 g of honey in a glass beaker, close tightly a lid, and put in a water bath (45 – 50°C (105 F)) for 10 minutes.
Taste: heat honey to 30 – 60°C (120 F), and taste.
If it is a real honey, you will have strong burning sensation in the throat, which does not disappear after 15 minutes(!).
Color: pure transparent amber fluid in February proves that honey is overheated (pure lime honey should crystallize no later than the end of September).
Test for transparency: natural honey due to the presence of proteins has turbidity, which increases with the nucleation of crystals of glucose.
Maturity test of honey: a test with a spoon – take honey and quickly turn around the axis. Mature honey with normal humidity should wound on a spoon as a tape. Raw honey, and therefore, liquid, containing a lot of water will flow.
Test of supplementary molasses: honey is dissolved in water (1:1) and add 1 drop of standard iodine – if the color of the solution does not change, then starch syrup is not mixed up.
And reaction to dextrins – to an aqueous solution of honey (1:2) add 96% ethanol and stir. If the solution remains clear – there is no impurities of starch syrup.
Test of addition of flour or starch: 5 g of honey dissolved in 5 – 10 ml of water, heated to a boil and add a few drops of Lugol’s solution – a blue color indicates the presence of flour or starch.
Test of addition of chalk: reaction to vinegar – take honey, diluted with distilled water, add a few drops of vinegar. The boiling of the mixture due to the release of carbon dioxide indicates the presence of chalk.
Superheated honey impersonates in storage. If you bought white honey in the summer, by November you’ll know exactly, natural it is or not. Natural honey crystallizes: loses its transparency, does not leak. Faked honey remains liquid for a long time, does not crystallize.