Honey – a means of strengthening the body
Hippocrates described honey as an excellent means of strengthening the body. According to him, honey has a rejuvenating effect on the body and has a beneficial effect on gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The sugars in honey in combination with phytoncides, minerals, vitamins and organic acids make it much more valuable for the human body energy and acts as healing agent. Many times it is even more useful than drugs and medications.
It is known that lowering the amount of sugar in the blood reduces both the physical and mental performance of a person. In this regard, honey sugars are an excellent basic energy material for the heart, nervous system and muscles. In fact, honey is an indispensable food in a person’s daily menu. And this is mainly due to its remarkable composition: vitamins A, B, C, K, E, organic acids, enzymes invertase, lipase and many chemical elements that are found in the blood in very small quantities.
Milk thistle has actually been used for more than 2,000 years. The plant originates from the Mediterranean region. The Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides was the first to describe the healing properties of milk thistle. This specific herb helps remove toxins from the body that can cause a number of symptoms and diseases. As an antioxidant, milk thistle has powerful vitamins E and C, helping to fight free radicals, and slows down the aging process. The plant contains high levels of lipophilic extracts found in its seeds, which act as bioflavonoids – antioxidants that increase immunity and reduce oxidative stress.
Natural thistle honey also known as “male honey” is a very interesting type of honey, which is very rare in its pure form. Milk thistle honey differs in a slight light yellow hue, but sometimes it is possible to meet with this product of beekeeping with a rich and amber color. This is not a mark of low quality honey, but only shows that the bees used nectar of different colors in their production. Thistle supports the functions of the prostate gland. It also has a positive effect on the liver, heart muscle and upper respiratory tract. Crystallizes extremely fine and creamy.
Thistle honey (milk thistle) has a liver-supporting action. It also facilitates the recovery of cells in the bile and is known as a natural aphrodisiac.
Protects against gallstones and kidney stones
Improves skin health
Slows down the aging process
Prevention of diabetes
Two compounds found in thistle – polyacetylene and cnicin – can help the body fight bacterial infections. The herbal compound cnicin has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat infections. However, people with inflammatory bowel problems should not take this herb until they have received the opinion of their personal medical professional.
It is beneficial to consume honey, but in certain quantities: up to 100 g per day. It is best to do this 1 hour before bedtime or 3 hours after meals.