All sugars pacify thirst and are beneficial in inflammation and pitta conditions.
Honey cures acidity and diarhhea. It is good for cough and cold.
There are four types of honey:
- Maakshika - honey from yellow bees.
- Bhramara, - from black bee
- Kshaudra - from small bees
- pauttika - from big and yellow bees.
Maakshika is the best type of honey.
Bhramara honey is heavy.
Maakshika is of oil color.
Bhramara is white.
Kshaudra is brown and pauttika is like Ghee.
All honey increases Vata, heavy and cool. They pacify blood, pitta and kapha. They join the bones.
They are sometimes considered as balancing the three doshas.
warm honey is poison. Honey has juice of various types of flowers. Some of them are poison. You must never heat the honey.
Honey is dry, heavy and has tart taste. It must only be consumed in very little quantity. It causes dysentry if taken in large quantities.
Over consumption of honey causes indigestion and is very difficult treatment. Because warm liquid is given for treatment and opposite nature of the honey and warm liquid kills the patient.
Honey has different types of nutrients. Hence it is beneficial for health. It increases the potency of any material that it is mixed with.
It balances the body weight if drunk mixed in water. It helps in losing weight and increase weight.