Here are some ways to make use of the healing properties of honey:
BURNS - Apply liberally over burns. It cools, removes pain and helps the wound heal quickly without scarring. In addition to honey being a salve, it is also an antibiotic. Bacteria simply cannot live in honey.
BED WETTING - A teaspoon of honey before going to bed is calming and also promotes water retention.
INSOMNIA - A dessertspoon of honey in chamomile tea is great way to overcome insomnia. Honey contains the sleep inducing amino acid tryptophan and chamomile also has calming properties.
HYPERACTIVITY - Get rid of white sugar and replace it with organic, unprocessed honey. White sugar is void of any nutrients while honey provides energy without spiking blood sugar levels.
STUFFY NOSE - Simply add one tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey to a tall glass of warm water and sip. This mixture can quickly break up congestion and improve your other cold and flu symptoms as well. This same mixture of honey with apple cider vinegar is also good for poor digestion, promotes weight loss and is good for the joints.
FATIGUE - Honey is mainly made up of fructose and glucose, so it's quickly absorbed by the digestive system. Ancient Greek athletes ate honey for stamina before competing and to assist with recovery after competition.
FACE MASK: Mix honey with an equal amount of oatmeal and apply as a face mask. Leave on for half an hour and wash off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne and other unwanted blemishes.
HAIR MASK: Mix honey with an equal quantity of olive oil and massage into scalp and hair. Cover your head in a warm towel, leave for half an hour and then shampoo.
SORE THROATS - Eat a teaspoon of honey and let it melt in the back of the mouth and allow it to trickle down your throat. Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which will help soothe a sore throat.
ANEMIA - Fortified Moringa Honey is very high in iron which will help combat anemia. The darker the honey, the more minerals it contains.
HEMORRHOIDS: A mixture of honey, olive oil and beeswax is an effective treatment for hemorrhoids and anal fistulas.
FOOD PRESERVATIVE – If you replace the sugar in cake and cookie recipes with honey, they'll stay fresher longer due to honey's natural antibacterial properties. Reduce liquids in the mixture by about one-fifth to allow for the moisture present in the in honey.
OSTEOPOROSIS – Studies have shown that a teaspoon of honey a day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Recommended for the over 50’s.
LONGEVITY - The most long-lived people in the world use honey regularly. Interestingly, beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.
COUGH MIXTURE – Honey, onion and garlic syrup: Combine a half-cup of honey and a half-cup of water. Add in one whole chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic. Add a dash of sage, thyme or oregano and allow to steep overnight at room temperature. Strain and use the liquid as a cough syrup. Store in your refrigerator. Honey, onion, garlic and herbs all have antimicrobial properties.
INFECTED GUMS: Rub a small amount of honey on infected gums. REDUCE DRY SKIN WRINKLES: Slather some raw, unprocessed honey on your face. It is a natural humectant which means it moisturizes your skin. Leave on for as much as 20 minutes, then rinse off to reveal soft, hydrated and glowing skin !
To gain maximum healing qualities from the honey, make sure you use, raw, unprocessed honey or even better fortified Moringa Honey !
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !