7 Surprising Benefits of Honey and Milk

The health benefits of honey and milk include advantages in skin care and the development of stamina. This article elaborates on the health benefits of milk and honey when they are taken together. When taken individually, there are still many health benefits of honey and health benefits of organic milk.

Honey is traditionally used for health because of its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, as well as its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects on respiratory issues. Milk, on the other hand, has traditionally been praised for its vitamin and mineral content, including vitamin A, B vitamins, and vitamin D, as well as calcium, animal protein, and lactic acid. However, those attributes can combine when milk and honey are taken together, resulting in some unique and desirable health benefits.

Health Benefits of Honey and Milk

Health benefits of honey and milk include:

Skin Care

Both honey and milk possess antimicrobial and cleansing properties. These properties are enhanced when the two are taken together. Numerous cleansers are prepared using milk and honey, because the mixture gives the skin a healthy glow. One can also enjoy a milk and honey bath, by mixing them in equal quantities in the water. The combination is often used in popular spas throughout the world.


MilkhoneyHoney has long been known as a source of prebiotics, which are nutrients that stimulate the growth and development of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that grow and develop in our intestines and digestive system.

Prebiotics have demonstrated a stimulatory effect on bifidobacteria, a type of probiotic that is found in milk. The carbohydrates and oligosaccharides in honey promote the healthy and proper function of these beneficial bacteria that are essential for the healthy maintenance and function of the GI tract. When the bacterial balance in the digestive tract is good, it eliminates a number of irritating conditions, including constipation, cramps, bloating, and it prevents the development of detrimental bacterial growth!


A glass of milk and honey every morning is known to improve a person’s stamina. While milk contains proteins, honey contains the necessary carbohydrates required for effective stimulus of the metabolism. Milk and honey provides a boost in strength to everyone, including children and the elderly.

Animal proteins from milk are broken down by enzymes into their basic amino acids, and are then reformed to create usable proteins for humans. The excess material in this transformation is then oxidized as usable energy. Proteins are an essential part of the human diet, and honey helps to stimulate their metabolism!

Bone Health

As research on honey continues, it is gradually becoming clear that honey acts as a carrier and a transport of nutrients from food throughout the body. Specifically, honey has shown itself to be integral in the body’s uptake of calcium, of which milk is a rich source. Therefore, consuming honey and milk together will not only give your body the necessary nutrient (calcium) to benefit your bone health, but also the nutrient to maximize the absorption of it into your body. Proper calcium levels can prevent conditions like osteoporosis and inflammation of the joints as we age!


Honey and milk have both been traditionally used as remedies for insomnia and sleeplessness. Individually, they are both effective, but the effects are strengthened when taken together. Honey is one of the rare sugary foods that causes a controlled increase in the amount of insulin being secreted, which also promotes tryptophan to be released into the brain.

Tryptophan is normally converted into serotonin, which induces a feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, serotonin is commonly converted to melatonin, a well-researched sleep aid. Through that rather confusing chemical pathway, honey and milk can be used to reduce sleeplessness!

milkandhoneyAnti-Aging Properties

The combination of milk and honey impacts not only the skin, but also the rest of the body, by making it agile and youthful. People in many ancient civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Indians, drank milk and honey to preserve their youth. Since milk and honey can help to ensure long life, the combination was known as “the elixir of life.”

The many antioxidant properties that occur when milk and honey are combined are the scientific explanation behind the anti-aging properties, because antioxidants attack the free radicals which so drastically affect the organ systems. They are also one of the primary causes behind skin degradation, wrinkles, blotches, and general failing health of your body’s largest organ, the skin!

Antibacterial Properties

Research has shown that milk and honey have a more pronounced effect on staphylococcus bacteria than milk or honey when taken alone. It is also believed that honey, added to warm milk, cures constipation, flatulence and intestine disorders. It is also good for treating respiratory disorders such as colds and coughs.

The benefits of honey and milk on the human body are so enormous that the phrase “land of milk and honey” meaning “a place which has plenty” is commonly used. Jerusalem is referred to as the land of milk and honey in the Old Testament, so they probably enjoyed a wealth of health benefits back then!

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Is it true honey mixed with milk. After consuming we gain weight???


no. have with skimmed milk.


i have heard that Honey + Milk help to gain weight and water + honey help to reduce weight


Hi. I need to know that drinking milk with honey after dinner would help to gain weight?

Parthvi Stupid

I don't know about honey milk, but having banana milkshake everyday(I preferred evening), a healthy breakfast(Roti/Parantha) every morning and good 40-45 minutes brisk walk everyday, helped me a lot to gain weight, and by weight I mean, healthy weight gain. I went from 53 kg to 60 kg within 6-8 months of time period. Try it for yourself. Hope it helps.


I have enjoyed with beneficial knowledge and would like to get any amount of such health promoting tips with thanks.


Generally honey has a lot of benefit , also Allah was mentioned It in Quran when he said in Surat Al-nahel "bees" about the honey :[ it is has a Healing for people


Lots of thanks......


Hi, Will it helps in gaining weight? consuming honey with warm milk morning.


no it wont. thats what the devil wants you to believe


we are looking for honeymilk products to sell in thailand


Can honey milk combination helps improve hair growth?


My daughter is now 3 years old and her weight is only 10 kg.
Can any one help me that how to increase her weight?


Give her almond gum along with milk ...


Make her eat 3 bananas a day.. It will help her increase in mass. Banana is the richest source in calcium and mass.



if your child has just recently thinned out, though, there may be nothing to worry about.

Keep in mind that a child's weight is dynamic and changes with growth,When an increase in height precedes a gain in weight, your child may appear underweight for a while, until his weight gain catches up. It's also possible, though, for your child's weight gain to eventually outstrip his gain in height, resulting in his becoming overweight. Doctors are very concerned that many children are becoming overweight as they grow older, and some of those children started out as underweight.

The best way to determine whether your child is underweight — and to find out what to do about it — is to make an appointment with his doctor so she can help you evaluate his weight and his diet.


really curious, how is it a stimulant AND an aid for insomnia?


Exodus 33:1-3

And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.

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