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Honey improves eye sight: study

Mixing two teaspoons of honey with carrot juice can be an effective remedy for jaded eyes.

health and fitness Updated: May 03, 2007 17:49 IST

If you sit for long hours before computers and want to improve your eyesight, then mix two teaspoons of honey with carrot juice and consume regularly. According to a research conducted by Ms Madeep Kaur, of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala in Punjab, there are plenty of home remedies from honey and improvement of the eyesight is one such cure.

In cold, cough and congested chest, two teaspons of honey with equal quantity of ginger juice should be consumed frequently. As per the research paper, one spoon of fresh honey mixed with the juice of half a lemon in a glass of luke warm water taken first thing in the morning is very effective for constipation, hypercidity and obesity.

Regular use of two teaspoons of honey mixed with one teaspoon of garlic juice helps to control blood pressure.

A mixture of honey, ginger juice and black pepper powder in equal quantities when consumed thrice daily helps to relieve symptoms of asthma. "Consuming one teaspoon of honey daily helps to lead a healthy long life", Ms Mandeep Kaur stated in her paper. The research paper while highlighting the positive aspects of honey, has warned that it should not be heated. It should not be consumed when working in hot environment when one is exposed to more heat.

The paper has given a strong warning that honey should never be mixed with hot and spicy foods and fermented beverages like whisky, rum, brandy, etc. Honey includes nectar of various flowers some of which may be poisonous and when it is mixed with hot and spicy foods, the poisonous properties get enhanced.