Can honey help an upset stomach?

on May 18, 2021

Can honey help an upset stomach?

Yes, it can help you settle an upset stomach!

Honey has been used medicinally throughout the course of history. Organic pure honey is nature’s gold and is the best honey you can include in your diet for enhanced nutritional value and health.

Our Pure Organic Honey is rich in antioxidants, has antibacterial properties and antifungal properties, and acts as a probiotic, helping feed the good bacteria in your digestive system to keep your gut healthy. Honey can even speed up wound healing and soothe a sore throat. And it’s also absolutely delicious!

Honey is a natural sweetener that is enriched with many essential nutrients, pure glucose and levulose which aids for proper digestion and helps counteract nausea. Honey may also help with digestive issues including acid reflux and peptic ulcers.

Honey and gastroenteritis

Honey is the perfect home remedy for gastroenteritis, the very common condition that causes diarrhoea and vomiting, usually caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug.

Bacterial gastroenteritis is caused due to the bacteria attaching to the mucosal epithelial cells. Honey blocks the attachment of the bacteria to the cells, thereby lowering your risk of infections and preventing you from gastrointestinal tract (GI) infections.

Studies have confirmed that honey shortens the normal 48 hour duration of diarrhoea in pa-tients with bacterial gastroenteritis through its antibacterial properties. In nonbacterial gas-troenteritis, honey had the same effect as glucose on the duration of the diarrhoea.

Honey and digestion

If you’ve experienced a backflow of stomach acid into your digestive tract after eating, you may have had acid reflux. As an alternative to over the counter or prescription options, some people are turning to natural remedies to relieve symptoms.

Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of ail-ments. Research says that honey can ease the acid that your stomach produces as it is both antioxidant and free radical scavenging.

Reflux may be caused partly by free radicals that damage cells lining the digestive tract, and honey may prevent that damage by removing free radicals. Honey may also work to reduce inflammation in the oesophagus as the honey’s texture allows it to better coat the mucous membrane, which can contribute to longer-lasting relief.

Honey Home Remedies

Regardless of the name, our Organic Winter Spice Honey can be consumed all year round. It is incredibly mouth-watering, containing a sweet sensation with a fusion of Cinnamon, Gin-ger, Cloves, Coriander and Vanilla.

The Cloves give it stomach protecting properties as they can help to improve your liver func-tion, as well as protect your stomach lining from ulcers. Ginger is also considered one of the best remedies to reduce nausea as it neutralises the stomach acids and soothes an irritated stomach.

Whatever issue you are suffering from, try our Organic Winter Spice Honey or indeed any of our amazing Pure Organic Honeys in these easy home remedies to make you feel better:

  • Heathline Media suggests you try a tablespoon of honey to neutralise an upset stom-ach. Too strong? Mix a tablespoon with a cup of water and a teaspoon of our Pure Organic Honey and sip it slowly.
  • Honey lemon tea helps fight nausea due to the lemon's citrusy aroma and hon-ey's antibacterial properties. To make add two teaspoons of lemon juice and two teaspoons of our Pure Organic Honey to one of hot water and stir.
  • To aid slow digestion, dissolve half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and half to one teaspoon of honey in a glass of water and drink once or twice daily

Honey is natural and can be used along with other traditional treatments. Honey is a benefi-cial ingredient with important properties. Note excess intake might lead to side effects due to its fructose content. As ever, if symptoms persist for any issue, always seek medical ad-vice.

Why choose Pure Organic Honey?

There are several brands of honey on the market, however organic honey is the best be-cause:

  • Organic means 100% natural
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Honey extracted will be from healthy bees
  • Immense health benefits
  • Can be consumed raw
  • Best value for money

View all of our organic honey collection here.

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