Natural Honey (Shahad in English) is available in a liquid thick form and sweet taste. In India, it is popular with Hindi names Madhu (मधु) and Shahad (शहद).
Honey is made by Honey-Bees using flower nectar. Wild Honey bees transform flower nectar into honey by the Regurgitation process. This Natural Honey is a big source of energy and sweetness that needs no additional flavors. It is stored by bees for cold weather. When fresh food sources are not available, then they use this food. Honey collection from wild bee nests is very ancient, and people every year collect it from bee nests. Bees mostly made their nest on trees in the jungle in cold places with water availability in short range.
In process of collecting wild honey from the bee nest, the people follow this procedure. For this purpose, people went in groups of two or three at night. They all wrap their body with clothes and using Kapoor (Camphor) to avoid the bite of bees. At first, one person checks the bee nest with a sharp long wood rod by entering it into the nest. Then he examines the rod to know about honey is ready in the nest or not, raw yet.
If honey is ready, then one person prepares a smoke to escape bees from the nest. All bees ran away by smoke, and then another person cut the bee’s nest with a sharp instrument. He collects the entire nest in a basket and then at home differentiates the honey from the nest. To get it, simply the nest pieces are pressed with hands, then filter it 2-3 times. The nest is a combination of thousands of small white color shell that contains Honey. It is in natural form and does not require any flavor or other ingredients.
Some people collect it at home through a beekeeping business. This honey is not natural as made by honey bees because these bees are not getting any flowers nectar and only produce honey from their provided sugar food from beekeepers. Some main health benefits of Natural Honey is as below:
Health Goodness Of Natural Honey
Natural Honey is the best Ayurvedic medicine for cough. In simple Ayurvedic Home remedies for cough, we use a mixture of it and Ghee (desi ghee). Do not use the same amount of both because the same amount creates poison. In every type of cough, this home remedy is useful. Use this mixture 3-4 times a day to get rid of Cough.
It is also useful in weight loss Ayurvedic Home remedies. For weight loss, you can use Honey with hot water every day. In Ayurvedic Home remedies for weight loss, it is the main home remedy. Use it regularly in the morning before the meal with the liquid solution of Honey and warm water to get the best results. Some people use it with Lemon juice to get a fast result in weight loss.
Alone Honey also uses as an eye toner. The people at home usually apply it in their eyes with a soft rounded small rod. It improves our eyesight.
It is a strong healer of wounds and also utilizes as the best heart tonic or blood purifier.
Baba Ramdev suggests taking one spoon daily to promote long and healthy living. In summer, we can use honey with water and milk solution, as a juice. it is one great source of energy, and contains vitamins and other healthy ingredients. Honey has many health benefits and is used to cure Mouth Ulcers, Dysentery, Night Blindness, Malaria, Paralysis, Pyorrhoea, Tuberculosis, Infertility, and Skin itching disorders. Hence take advantage of this organic substance at home.
Pros and Cons
Honey has many positive and negative propositions. According to Acharya Charaka some most described quotes about it are:
- Normally honey supports life, but it causes death when it is mixed with equal amounts of ghee and also when heated.
- Honey is wholesome for the persons of Kapha constitution, and the same is unwholesome for the people of Vata constitution.
- It is suitable for those who live in marshy land and are unsuitable for those living in dry areas.
- It is suitable for prescribing in cold weather but is unsuitable in summer.
- Honey is beneficial for young and harmful for older persons.
- It gives good results when taken in small quantities, but it is harmful if taken in large amounts.
Amadosha, which is caused by the intake of Honey, is more difficult to manage due to its contrary treatment.
- If Shahad is taken with Kakamaci or with the ripe fruit of Nikica, it causes death or diminishes the strength, complexion, energy, and luster.
In this way, the effects of the Shahad are plentiful due to different combinations but when used wisely.
So we recommend you take the Health Benefits of Natural Honey to treat diseases or maintain good health.