Old honey is more effective
Ayurveda doctors believe that honey extracted recently from the beehive increases body weight and is mild laxative. Whereas previously collected and aged honey helps in fat metabolism and eliminates phlegm.
Benefits of taking it with herbs
Ayurveda honey is called ‘Yogvahi’. The substance which has the property of penetrating the deepest tissue is called Yogavahi. When honey is used with other herbs, it enhances their medicinal properties and also helps them to reach deeper tissues.
Do not eat hot honey
According to Ayurveda, consumption of raw honey does not cause any harm to the body. Heating honey destroys the enzymes that help in the digestion process, hence ama (toxins) are produced in the body when consumed.
Never eat honey with these things
It should never be mixed with hot food or water. Honey should not be consumed while working in a hot environment. Honey should never be mixed with ghee or with hot, spicy food.
best way to use honey
The best way to use it is to drink a teaspoon of honey mixed with a glass of room temperature water (for obesity). Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp turmeric and 1 black pepper (for cough, cold, sinusitis, immunity).
Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always contact your doctor for more details.