Honey is great as a sweetener, but it’s even better for its uses in relieving disorders or complaints. It can be used to clean wounds and speed up healing; to clean hair, moisturize the skin, help the stomach’s digestion, and be used in cough syrups, improving their effectiveness.
For medicinal aids a raw honey is best, one that has never been heated to a high temperature. Liquid form is easier to use than crystalized, and natural and organic honeys that don’t contain chemicals are your best choice for natural, medicinal applications.
With that said, here are some of the uses for honey:
1. Cure and heal wounds
Honey can be used to heal wounds and burns because it contains anti-inflammatory properties that stimulate the immune system.
Honey lowers the levels of inflammation (redness, swelling, and heat) as well as raising and strengthening the immune system.
On top of that it also lessens pain, speeds up the healing and soothes annoyances of skin and wounds.
In order to use the honey effectively spread it on the wound or burn and allow it to dry. Repeat this until the wound has healed.
2. Masks for the skin
When living in a dry climate, or just having generally dry skin, use honey as it is one of the best and most natural moisturizers.
Unlike oils, it prevents your skin from drying out without adding a greasy texture, making it the perfect choice for a mask for all skin types: dry, combination, and oily.
Acne-prone skin can also benefit from honey due to its antibacterial properties.
You should apply a thin layer of honey all over your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. After, simply rinse your skin with warm water and dry afterwards.
3. A natural shampoo
If you’re looking for a completely natural shampoo to wash your hair, try a tablespoon of honey diluted in 200 ml of water.
This natural shampoo helps regulate oil production, fight dandruff, keep your hair hydrated and adds shine and softness.
4. Cough Syrup
Most cough syrups that are homemade call for some type of sweetener. Rather than using a sugar that has either been altered or had chemicals added to it, use honey.
It soothes the throat and helps to draw out the inflammation naturally.
Consider also adding some lemon or ginger to help with soothing.
5. It regulates the intestines
Honey is a great remedy for the intestines and it acts as a mild laxative to facilitate bowel movements while also fighting intestinal parasites.
To enhance its effects, every morning before breakfast, pour a cup of hot water and add a tablespoon of honey and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
6. It improves digestion
Honey is a medicinal remedy for many digestive problems like heartburn or stomach ulcers.
It regulates the secretion of gastric juices, while its anti-inflammatory effects help heal and replace digestive mucus membranes.
You can consume it before your meals by adding it to a little mashed potato for a taste of sweetness.
This is a great remedy for ulcers and excess acid production.
Also, it can be used to prevent and treat progressive liver and gallbladder issues. Overall, it’s an excellent food to improve your digestion process.
7. It helps you sleep better
One of the final benefits of honey is that it can help to improve the quality of sleep.
Aside from being rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, it contains sugars that naturally increase insulin levels and produce serotonin.
This hormone is closely related to your moods and provides you with feelings of relaxation.
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