Bees appeared on earth about 80 million years ago. The history of honey dates back to ancient times. The ancient Greeks valued it and had it in a prominent position using it in their diet and medicine. It was treated as natural, and healthy product, an essential element of the diet and not as a supplement.
A combination of honey and milk (melikraton) is also mentioned in the Odyssey. Among other things, the ancient Greeks offered honey to their gods.
The ancient Egyptians also used honey preparations. It is said that many of Cleopatra’s cosmetics were made from honey.
Hippocrates in his books refers to the diet and nutrition in general but also the nutritional and therapeutic value of honey in particular. Nowadays, the effort is known to make known the famous Mediterranean diet which, as is well known, includes honey.
Nutritional value of Honey.
With more than 181 nutrients, honey is a real “nutritional treasure”.
Research on honey has shown that thanks to its nutrients it strengthens the body’s defenses, acts beneficially against cardiovascular diseases while it is an excellent source of energy and carbohydrates for children and athletes.
Note that honey fights hangover, moisturizes the skin, heals wounds, treats cough.
Thanks to the minerals contained in honey, it helps in the function of the cells of the organism, in the maintenance of the health of the bones and the teeth and in the coagulation of the blood.
Application in cosmetology
Honey finds many applications in modern cosmetology, the science of beauty.
Thanks to the natural moisturizing and emollient elements it contains, we find it in face and body masks.
Also its antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it an excellent cleanser for the skin and face. Finally, honey is excellent as a natural peeling and due to its anti-inflammatory action, it fights acne.