Honey consumption is linked to good health and in recent times several brands have come forth with claims of serving pure honey. Far from that pitch to sell its own manufactured honey,young and dymanic NewGen entrepreneur Amit Anand, Joint Managing Director, APIS India penned down a guest write for ProwellnessIndia.com elaborating on the benefits of use of honey over centuries and its benign properties to keep ill effects of air pollution at Bay!
Honey has been utilised as food and medicine since ancient times, even as far back as the Stone age, as seen by cave paintings of that era. Use of honey as a traditional medicine dates back to 8000 years as per many estimates. In today’s modern era honey has been a subject of research for scientists. For the past many years honey and their potential in modern medicines are being much researched for their antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In today’s time honey is considered as a source of energy, beauty, nutrition and medicine.
Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India since ancient times as it is said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea. It helps with coughs, in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
Every winter we go through cold wind, temperature changes, harsh tap water and layers of clothes that rub against our bodies. And the most important part of our body which bears all these changes is our skin. And there’s nothing better than honey to wrap it up in a comforting, snuggly blanket and help it get through the winter blues. Honey being naturally rich in floral water, honey has numerous benefits and pumps our skin with mineral salts, amino acids and vitamins. If we use honey on our skin we get a well-moisturised, glowing complexion known for its nourishing properties, honey also helps heal skin by boosting cell production and regeneration in the epidermis.
With increasing pollution and dust many people these days suffer from sinusitis related issues. Honey here acts asa a natural anti-bacterium and anti-septic that helps to clear the infections and reduce inflammations. Honey also soothes throat and reduces coughs and strengthens the immune system thereby causing less sinus attacks.
Athletes also consume honey to enhance performance as honey is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners. External application of honey is also as effective as conventional treatment. It is said that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect. Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, honey can also be moisturising and nourishing. Honey acts as a natural cleanser by removing dirt and making the skin smooth and soft. It can also be used for exfoliation of the skin by mixing it with oats in order to remove dead cells.
Regular use of honey prevents eczema from occurring or coming back again. Honey helps in regenerating new skin cells. It is used to treat damaged skin and cure various skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis and other skin disorders. Honey is loaded with natural anti-oxidants. Hence, it protects skin from UV rays and skin damage and it also protects from harmful radiations. Honey is a natural preserver, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it’s retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration. Honey helps in old age too and helps keep mental health.
About the Author
Amit Anand, Joint Managing Director, APIS India
Amit Anand is the Joint Managing Director of APIS India. A graduate from Delhi University in Commerce, Amit younger of the siblings is looking after the key functions like of Overall Plant Management, Human Resources and Finance. Amit also takes care of the Green Field initiative of the APIS India’s factory in Rorkee. Apart from this also looks after the new initiatives; factory operations and controls of plant operations.
About Legacy of Apis India
Established In 1924, APIS India is one of leaders in the field of organized Honey trade in India. With its a world class in-house facilities for testing lab; processing and filtration for honey. It has a state of art manufacturing facility spread in over 7 acre in Rorkee with a capacity to process over 100 tonnes of honey per day. With a mission to make pure and natural products a part of consumers everyday life the company has also forayed into Tea; Cookies & Preserves considering the changing purchase dynamics & growing need of the quality branded packaged products.
Disclaimer: The personal views expressed in the guest article are author’s only.