As an 100% natural product of mainly vegetable origin, honey is a concentrate of energy. Its high content (around 70%) of simple and metabolically degradable sugars (fruit -, grape - and multiple sugar) makes it an excellent source of energy. Honey is a complex product and contains a lot of substances affecting directly our biological equilibrium.
The basic components of honey are water (about 16%) and natural sugars like fructose, dextrose and multiple sugars (up to about 80%). Additionally honey contains proteins, trace elements, enzymes and vitamins in various quantities, complementing its excellent nutritional value. However, the most fascination fact refers less to the many ingredients of honey than to the concentration of all these substances in such quantity and analogy as well as to the way they affect the human organism.
The various sorts of honey differ in dependence of the plants it is collected from by bees, the region of origin and the way of extraction (centrifugation, pressing, within honeycomb).
Nutritive and invigorative value of honey
Honey consists about 70 to 80% of carbohydrates and has a very high therapeutic value, as the human organism quickly resorbs its components fructose and glucose. This makes it an excellent corroborant, strengthening also the ability of coordination and concentration. Everyone having much to "carry out" appreciates honey. One Pasteli at breakfast creates an ideal basis for a successful start into the day, and a further daily piece of Pasteli supports perseverance and concentration in stressing everyday life.
Therapeutic effect of honey
The bacteria restraining effect of honey was already well known to ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans. They used honey to cure wounds and intestinal diseases. Newer investigations also verify the bacteria restraining effect, which bases mainly on the inhibitors honey contains. Particularly the enzyme Glucoseoxidase contributes to this inhibiting influence, as to its fission product Hydrogen Peroxide can be attributed a relevant role in reference with restraining bacteria. Additionally the hygroscopic attributes of honey (due to its high content of sugars) as well as its lightly acid pH value act germ killing.
In hospitals practicing natural medication, honey is used concerning disturbances of coronary circulation and cardiac rhythm, cardiac myositis, damages caused by infections or cardiac infarctions, hypertension and supporting the medication with digitalis. Additionally honey stimulates the digestion and is suitable for the treatment of constipation, especially concerning persons with predominantly sedentary occupation. Investigations proved that the digesting enzymes don't destroy the valuable bee enzymes.