Honey contains substances that are very essential for overall health. Some of these substances handle blood sugar regulation, while some of them take care of the heart. Propolis, which is a glue-like substance in honey may be beneficial for improving heart health. This substance comes from the activities of honeybees, as they make their hives from it. But during the making of honey, some portion of the substance may find its way into the syrupy liquid. Its presence in your body may improve your cholesterol levels, so that your risk of coronary artery disease may reduce. Interestingly, consuming honey may also help in promoting the healing of burns and wounds. This article will look into this benefit.
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For starters, Healthline says honey's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are very helpful in treating burns and wounds, particularly those that may have become infected. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey make sure that immune response to these wounds does not disrupt the healing process. You should note that inflammation, which is the body's way of healing you, may not be completely safe for some reasons; in fact, it may cause more harm. Fortunately, honey contains anti-inflammatory properties that handle chronic inflammation, and antibacterial properties that handle wounds that have become infected. (According To Healthline On The 19th Of November, 2021, "Researchers theorize that honey’s healing powers come from its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. A review of 26 studies on honey and wound care found it most effective at healing partial-thickness burns and wounds that have become infected after surgery.")
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You should also know that honey has been used in ancient Egypt to treat burns and wounds, probably because it contained these properties. Further researches suggest that wounds that should cause serious complications for people who are suffering from diabetes, can be treated using honey. (According To Healthline On The 19th Of November, 2021, "Honey is also an effective treatment for diabetes-related foot ulcers, which are serious complications that can lead to amputation.")
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Therefore, you should consider adding honey to your diet to enjoy this benefit and many others that are associated with it.
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