From 'Jeevani - Ayurveda for Women' by Dr. P.L.T. Girija
Honey is also used as an ingredient in many medicinal preparations. Honey is known as a ‘yogavahi’. A yogavahi is a substance, which when mixed with other medicinal substances, enhances their properties.
However, while using honey certain precautions have to be observed. Honey should not be heated and it should not be added to substances which are hot in temperature. Bees collect honey from all sorts of flowers including poisonous flowers. Honey thus collected and assembled, when subjected to heat, breaks down and turns toxic. Sometimes people take honey with hot water or tea or hot lemon juice. This is not a healthy practice as honey is subjected to heat. Honey should not be taken in large quantities as it can cause indigestion. Indigestion caused by honey is very difficult to treat.