Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Healthy Life with Honey

The disease can affect various organs of the human body. Some diseases caused by bacterial growth and the development of "evil" or other pathogenic microorganisms. Apparently honey is effective in controlling the cause of the disease. Then. What are substances or compounds contained in honey, honey and how to work as a "poison" for the disease?

The human body is almost identical to the woods or the garden, which is inhabited by plants. The difference is, plants that live in the human body is mostly just have one cell, known as bacteria. The bacteria spread to the entire system of the human body, ranging from the nutrition, transport, respiration, excretion and reproduction. In nutritional or digestive system, the bacteria spread from the oral cavity, pharinks, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine to the anus.

Bacteria that live in the human body are grouped into "good" bacteria and bacteria "evil" or pathogen. The population of "good" bacteria and bacteria "evil" in the gut interact and form a balance called "gut flora". Padaa when bacterial populations "good" is more dominant, the colon in good health. Conversely, if the bacteria are "evil" is more dominant then bowel disease infestation, its function as a "plant" a variety of digestive enzymes will be disrupted.

Some examples of bacteria are "evil", Clostidium tetani causes tetanus tiphi Salmonella causes typhoid, Micobacterium tubercolusis cause tuberculosis, Bacillus antracis causes inflammation of the spleen and liver (anthrax), Vibrio comma causes cholera, Shigella causes dysentery dysentrie, Pasteurela pestis causes bubonic plague, and Micobacterium kaprae causes leprosy. While examples of good bacteria, such as Bacterium coli that live in the large intestine help the pecernaan, Bifidobakteria and Lactobacillus.

Intestinal flora balance needs to be maintained, since the 1970's has developed the concept of probiotics, the efforts to increase the population of "good" bacteria that are more dominant. The way such as by consuming foods such as milk (yoghurt), which has been equipped with "good" bacteria.

In addition there is in the digestive system, the bacteria had spread to other body systems and cause various diseases. At first, the bacteria "evil" into the human body and the body's reaction locally called inflammation (inflammatory), then it can spread (infection). But the infection does not always preceded by inflammation, for example in malaria caused by Plasmodium sp. Some types of trade are well known, such as tonsillitis, inflammation of the kidneys, inflammation of the prostate, stomach ulcers, inflammation of the eye, inflammation of the heart wrappers, inflammation of the uterus, bladder inflammation salurna, ear inflammation, inflammation of the testicles, inflammation of the respiratory tract, arthritis, etc. .

To suppress bacterial growth power "evil", can be used antibiotics. But according to Dr. Aris Wibudi, SpPD from the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital Medicine, a very broad use of antibiotics lately is one of the causes involved the killing of "good" bacteria in the digestive tract. The use of antibiotics should be strictly in accordance indication, do not hurt a bit, immediately given antibiotics (Republic, June 24, 2001). Actually, to control bacteria "evil" without disturbing the existence of "good" bacteria can use prebiotic compounds, which among other things contained in the honey.

    There are at least four factors that cause the honey is antibacterial prebiotics or "evil".

First, the high sugar content of honey (comprising 34.0% fructose glucose 40, sucrose 54% and 1.9%) was able to inhibit bacterial growth and development. In such conditions, the living cells (protoplasm) are released from the cell wall, thus no longer able to indulge.

Secondly, honey is acidic (formic acid, malic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, succinic acid, pH premises around 3-4), in this condition bacteria "evil" can not survive.

Third, organic honey contains antibacterial compounds "evil", among others inhibine of a group of flavonoids, glycosides and polyphenols. While antibacterial compounds "evil" that has been identified from dairy queen or royal jelly (liquid ingredients such as milk produced by the hypopharyngeal glands of worker bees young) was 10 hidroxidecen-2 oic acid. (Honeybees usually in groups, consisting of a queen in charge of leading the colony and laying generate new members of the colony, assisted by hundreds of stud special duty "marry" the queen. Addition, there are worker bees, consisting of a sterile female bees, are tasked with finding food, making and arranging nest).

Fourth, honey contains hydrogen peroxide radicals (H2O2) can kill bacteria that are "evil" and other pathogenic microorganisms. How, these toxic compounds damaging reactive functional groups of biomolecules in bacterial cells "evil". However, because honey contains encim catalase, after poisoning bacteria are "bad", with immediate overhaul of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.

Aside from being "poison" or bidders disease, honey also has a high nutrient content. Every 100 grams of honey contains 280-330 calories, more than 76 5 sugars (fructose, and sucrose glukos), mineral composed of calcium 5 mg, 15-17 mg phosphorus, 04 to 1.0 mg of iron, manganese, potassium, sulfur , aluminum and silicate, Vitamin covering 1-6 mg of vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B6, panthotenat acid, nicotinic acid, enzymes invertase, catalase, inulase, peroxidase, organic acids, including a variety of essential amino acids, dyes carotene, aromatic substances such as terpenes, aldehydes, esters, mannitol, dulcitol, and so on. It also contains biogenetics stimulant, a substance that can stimulate cell growth activity of the human body.

No wonder if the benefits of honey recorded in the long history of human civilization. In ancient Egypt unfold, but used for medicine, honey is used as a preservative. Bias mummies survived for thousands of years as preserved with honey and other ingredients. The use of honey is also recorded in the Roman civilization, Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and other nations. The father of medicine, Avicenna (890 - 1037) in the elderly age kono still fresh, fit and looking like a young child. The secret turned out to almost every food is always mixed with honey. Similarly with other world figures such as Julius Caesar, Pythagoras, Democritus, Hipocrates, Aristotle, and so on.

To cure TB disease of the lungs, Ibn Sina made a "recipe", mixing several tens of grams of honey with rose petals, then eaten. Later known, the honey is "toxic" or penawr bacteria that cause tuberculosis. Honey is also an antidote for acute respiratory tract infections (SIPA) such as influenza (virus causes influenza types A, B and C), which is the most common disease by prospective pilgrims Indonesia. No wonder if the honey is suggested to be one of the health provision prospective pilgrims.

For the purpose of treatment or stamina that stage the onslaught of various diseases, for adults it is recommended to consume 100-200 grams of honey per day, and children 30-75 grams per day, can be taken directly, mixed with water, bread, eggs or other foodstuffs


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