If you need an excuse to sweeten your tea or a reason to eat a delectable honey glazed dessert, look no further. Honey is more than a treat! Composed of minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium and sulphur and a vast array of vitamins like B1, B2, C, B6 and B5 as well as antioxidants, honey has the power to heal. From allergies to beautiful skin, inflammation to sore throats, Honey is one of nature’s most healing “medicines.” Use it as an antiseptic, a facemask or to clean your dentures!
Allergies: Honey can be beneficial to help prevent seasonal allergies. Eat honey that is local to your area, as bees use the pollen from local plants and eventually it ends up in your honey.
Skin: Normal or sensitive skin can benefit from the moisturizing effects of honey as it attracts moisture. As a facemask, scrub or hair conditioner (mixed with olive oil), honey will give you a natural, supple glow!
Face Scrub: Mix together ground almonds and enough honey to make a nice consistency. Gently apply to face in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and glow!
Sore Throat and Such: Eat Honey, Drink Honey, Just take some Honey! Not only is it soothing, honey has antimicrobial properties, which can soothe your raw tissues. Simply spoon it out, add fresh lemon juice for extra gusto, and swallow the concoction every few hours until symptoms clear up. As well as it’s anti-inflammatory properties, honey also has different phytochemicals that kill viruses, bacteria and fungus! Honey is also great for ulcers!
Wounds: Apply generously. The natural antiseptic in honey will help prevent infections by killing the bacteria in and around your wounds!
Extra Tip: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with a cup of warm water. Use it as a mouthwash. Honey cleans teeth and dentures, and kills germs in the mouth.
So dig in and take advantage of the delectable, God-given treat that we call honey…it may be just what the doctor ordered. And the next time you see that little honeybee, say thank you!