When I talk about honey, I mean “Winnie the Pooh”. Putting aside the cartoons and kids stuff, honey is the only food that doesn’t go bad provided it’s stored correctly.
There are two primary honey types – pasteurized and unpasteurized. The letter is in its raw form, and the one with a real beneficial nutrients, helpful even in relieving seasonal allergies. The former will do in a pinch, it’s got all the same minerals in it that raw honey does – but it lacks the key factors that make unpasteurized honey so good for you.
Color is the base for grading honey. The light honey comes from bees exposed to one particular type of flower – usually clover. The darker the color the more beneficial the honey is.
Additionally the dark honey is consisted of: goldenrod, buckwheat, and blueberry honey are prime examples of flowers that produce a dark honey. If you can get them raw (make friends with your local apiary!) do so.
Honey is beneficial for millions of things, okay I may exaggerated a bit, but if not for a million it can surely be beneficial for at least 40.
Being anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, honey can be very good for treating and cleaning wounds, burn treatment , mouth infection or even insect bites.
Honey is moisturizing for about 20 minutes after it’s applied and goes slightly acidic after that, which makes it good for cleaning acne, clearing dark circles and circulation promotion. It can also function as a hair conditioner, by combining it with avocado, coconut or olive oil and massaging it into your scalp and hair.
As a makeup remover , in a combination of a baking soda and tea tree oil , Applied with damp, warm washcloth and rinsed off. Honey teamed up with coconut oil can be a great face mask to the face fights acne, rosacea, and eczema.
Honey can be also beneficial for strengthening your nails, natural hair remover, bad breath treating , dark circle removing , lip moisturizing, reducing scars appearance , skin softening.
The traditional folklore is the source for honey’s using in a treatment regime for peptic ulcers and gastritis. This also promotes the honey’s usage in healing a number of different illnesses
1.Acid Reflux – Because honey is so thick, it has slow decent down your esophagus, helping to protectively coat your throat against acid reflux.
2.Cough Syrup – 1 cup of filtered water, 1 cup of honey, ¼ cup of fresh ginger root, ¼ cup of marshmallow root, ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Heat it up on the stove until thickening . Bottle and use when needed. (It’s good for about two months)
3.Gut Bacteria Health – Raw honey possesses an incredible ability to feed good gut bacteria and fight off bad bacteria.
4.Breast Cancer Prevention – being an excellent antioxidant , honey has had several studies done proving it’s potent properties in fighting breast cancer.
5.Morning Sickness – Warm tea combined with honey and ginger is highly effective at calming a pregnant mother’s tummy.
Being an antibacterial, honey is a good yeasts balancer.
1.Yeast Infection – apply honey on the inner labia majora for balancing out a yeast infection. Leave for half an hour and rinse gently with warm water.
2.Beat hangovers – see below for a natural energy drink in restoring hydration and electrolytes to your body.
3.Weight Loss Aide – as mentioned above, the slow release of sugar into your blood stream helps prevent your body from craving “swift sugar kicks” which will help beat junk-food cravings.
4.Natural Sleep Aide – sometimes insomnia can be caused by a spike in your stress hormones. Sugar and salt are both helpful in preventing stress hormone spikes. A tsp of sea salt and a tablespoon of honey dissolved in warm water makes a great tonic to get you to sleep.
5.Antibiotic Uses – if you’re worried about infection and are short of a healing salve, honey is a great way to keep any wounds or sores clean.
6.Energy Fix – a spoonful of honey directly consumed will help boost both your mood and your blood sugar, keeping you going for the rest of the day.
7.Allergy Fix – raw (unpasteurized), local honey has been proven in several studies to reduce the chances of a strong allergic reaction to pollen and plant related allergies.
8.Balancing Blood Sugar Levels –
Honey is high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, consisted. That’s why it tastes so delicious and sweet.
Having a slow releasing sugar rate, eating honey prevents you from being hungry. Including it in your sweet recipes automatically means not starving later.
There are no boundaries when it comes to honey’s use. It can be used as a substitute for energy drink, you can make a peanut butter out of it, it can be use as a dressing for your salads, as a caramel sauce or even a dark homemade chocolate. So, use your imagination and enjoy the honey’s benefits.
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