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The benefits and harms of mead

Useful properties of mead

This drink has many beneficial properties. Quality mead made from natural ingredients:

Cleanses the body of toxins.
Helps strengthen the immune system.
It is an effective prophylactic against cardiovascular pathologies.
It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
It has a mild sedative (calming) effect, is considered a good remedy for stress and its negative consequences, as well as for neurosis.
It improves metabolic processes, which helps to get rid of extra pounds.
Relieves puffiness and improves blood circulation.
Eliminates muscle pain.
It has an antipyretic effect.
Mead in a small amount is prescribed in the postoperative period in order to tone the body and restore strength. It is believed that its regular use increases physical stamina and the body's ability to better tolerate high mental and psycho-emotional stress.

For women

Women are recommended to drink mead. It improves blood circulation and has an anti-inflammatory effect - this allows it to be used to treat diseases of the pelvic organs. In addition, mead strengthens the walls of the uterus, or rather, its smooth muscles, which further helps to make a healthy


For men

In the old days, newlyweds were given a mead for a wedding. There is a version that is why the month is called honey. The bride and groom consumed a good drink, aged for several years, which guaranteed healthy offspring. Modern doctors believe that the use of mead has a greater effect on the reproductive health of men. The fact is that the small muscle located at the very base of the penis is responsible for this. It plays the role of a valve that regulates the flow and outflow of blood filling the cavernous bodies. Muscle performance largely depends on those trace elements that the mead contains. First of all, it is zinc, which also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Mead normalizes blood circulation, which, like the properties described above, allows you to eliminate erectile dysfunction and give strength.

During pregnancy

Doctors have no consensus on the benefits of mead during pregnancy. The only thing they agree on is that the future mothers should not drink the alcoholic version of the drink, this can negatively affect the fetal health.

As for the non-alcoholic option, it can be useful, because the mead contains many vitamins and minerals. It helps to restore the mineral-salt balance and normalize digestion (and after pregnancy, constipation often occurs, including those caused by intestinal motility disorders). But honey and herbs can provoke an allergic reaction, so drink the drink with caution.

For children

In the classic version, mead is an alcoholic drink, even a small fortress of 5–7 ° С. It is clear that children should not be given it, even in the treatment of colds. But the non-alcoholic option for children can be given both for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes, but not more than a glass a day and provided that the child has no allergies.

With gout

On the one hand, mead with gout can be useful in that it quickly removes salts from the body. On the other hand, like other drinks with a high sugar content, it can adversely affect the condition of the kidneys. So with gout, it can only be used if the potential benefit exceeds the possible risks.

With a cold

This product will be very useful for colds. After all, this disease itself is caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Mead has a diuretic effect and the ability to enhance perspiration, and this helps to eliminate toxins, viruses and pathogenic microbes from the body.

In addition, mead enhances pulmonary ventilation, so it is useful to drink it for diseases of the respiratory tract - for example, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Mead warms, but, in addition, it is drunk in order to disinfect the nasopharynx with tonsillitis or tonsillitis.

One of the features of this drink is that it can be used both by itself and in combination with various natural components containing healthy oils. For example, it can be rose petals (but you need to take varieties that contain more essential oil), dried thyme or even horseradish. In combination with such components, mead is an excellent remedy for a cold.

On the Web, you can find recipes in which mead is used to rinse the nose with a cold. But just this is better not to do - so you can burn the mucous membrane.

Mead in traditional medicine

Mead in folk medicine is used for other diseases. For example, for pathologies of the cardiovascular system, it is recommended to use it in combination with dry red wine (70 g of mead and 30 g of wine are drunk once a day before dinner).

A glass of non-alcoholic mead in which fresh mint leaves are added and slightly warmed plays the role of a sedative. It acts soothingly and normalizes sleep.

For some liver diseases, they drink mead diluted with water (70 g of an alcoholic drink without additives in 2/3 glasses of water). This is done once a day during any of the main meals.

Against spring vitamin deficiency and loss of strength, a mixture of mead and cahors taken in equal proportions (50 g each) helps.

In addition, a glass of strong mead mixed in equal parts with red wine helps fight intestinal infections. Some experts even consider this a good remedy for both constipation and diarrhea, as it helps to normalize the digestion process.

Harm and contraindications

Despite the fact that mead is a drink on a natural basis, it has a number of contraindications. It can not be used:

with diabetes - due to the high sugar content;
pregnancy and lactation - due to the impact on the health of the baby;
the presence of allergic reactions to honey and other components;
diseases of the liver and kidneys.
You should also not get carried away with mead for those who suffer from chronic gastritis and pancreatitis (and in the acute form of the disease, this drink is completely contraindicated).

Of course, in each case it is worth consulting a doctor so that there are no unpleasant surprises in the future.