The Power of Honey – How to Use Honey To Treat Different Health Problems

Honey has been used to flavor foods, sauces, drinks, and deserts for as long as anyone can remember. Honey needs no introduction when it comes to food because we consume it in almost everything we eat on a daily basis. What most people don’t know is that honey is one of the best home remedies in the world.

Along with its great sweet taste honey is a natural immune system booster, heart stimulant, and energy booster. The enzymes bees add to the honey make it a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial food that can be used to treat a bunch of different ailments naturally.

Some studies have even suggested that the antioxidants and flavonoids found in honey can help decrease the chances of cancers and heart problems.

How to Find Real, Raw Honey

Honey is definitely a great home remedy but in order for it to really work you have to find honey that is 100% pure and unfiltered. Finding pure, uncut honey can be a problem because it is estimated 3/4 of all honey sold is not what bees create. Some of the companies distributing honey filter out some of the most important microscopic components essential for honey to be an effective home remedy.

Some companies add corn syrup, sugar, molasses, glucose, flour, and more to their product altering the natural qualities of the raw honey. So how can you tell if you are getting 100% pure honey or some cheap imitation? Just because the label says it is pure honey doesn’t mean it is “pure honey”.

One way to make sure is by performing a test that checks if the honey is filtered or pure. Simply place a little honey in water and if it doesn’t dissolve and keeps it’s shape you know it is pure honey. Another method to check is to put some honey over a flame and if it doesn’t create a crackling sound you know it is pure.

Honey is definitely a versatile food item that can be used in more ways than one once it is 100% pure. This versatility makes honey one of the best home remedies for treating yourself naturally.

Check out the 3 different health issues you can use honey to effectively treat yourself.

Sore Throat

The main cause of sore throats is normally some kind of bacteria or virus in the throat. So since honey has great anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties it is an effective home remedy for sore throats. Simply pour 2 tablespoons of honey and consume it as is.

If you don’t really like the taste of raw honey you can combine the two tablespoons with a little warm water and drink it down. The smooth consistency of the honey will help provide your throat with a soothing effect. The honey will coat your throat and start treating the bacteria causing your sore throat.

Stomach Problems

The anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties of honey have been known to help with the digestive system. If you feel stomach pains due to stomach ulcers or a bladder infection you can add 3 tablespoons of honey and lemon juice to a cup of warm water.

Drink the honey and lemon water mixture and you should quickly start experiencing some relief from your stomach pains.

Sleepiness

If you always feel too tired to do anything during the day honey might be the solution for you. Since honey is a natural energy booster it will give you the spark you need when you’re feeling sleepy.

If you are trying to get some energy so you can put in some work take 2 tablespoons of honey and drink it down with a little water. The glucose found in honey will give your body a quick energy boost, and the fructose will continue to feed your body energy throughout the day.

Dermatitis

Honey has the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help keep your dermatitis under control. This honey treatment is specifically for seborrheic dermatitis, also known as dandruff. However, you can make this honey treatment and use it on any other areas on the body where you have dermatitis.

Mix the raw honey with a little water to dilute it and apply directly to the affected areas. Allow the honey to rest on your scalp, arms, legs, or back for 5 hours. After the 5 hours have passed rinse off the honey. Do this 1-2 times each day for a month to see best results. The honey may cause a little flare up when you first start applying it but this is normal.

Honey is a powerful home remedy that can help heal a lot of health problems. This versatility of honey makes it a favorite but do not give any honey to small children less than a year old. Some infants can have a bad reaction to the honey so don’t risk it. As long as you know the honey is raw and 100% pure it can be used as a treatment.

Skin Care

Honey can be used in your skin care regimen as well. People have used honey masks to naturally cure acne. According to Natural Acne Med, you can make a quick face mask using honey, lemon and ingredients available at your kitchen. The mask will clear the pores and also reduce skin inflammation.

Raw honey is a powerful medicine to cure several health issues. It has been used for centuries by native healers long before modern medicine came along.

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About John Maddox

John is an alternative medicine and fitness enthusiast and has over 16 years experience in health care. He likes to travel, read, and writes for various natural alternative websites.

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