Honey is one of nature’s best gifts. Thanks to its rich structure and ability to cure a large spectrum of diseases, honey has been recognized since ancient times one of the most powerful natural remedies. During the Trojan and Punic wars, the Greeks and Romans used honey as a balm for strengthening their soldiers and curing their wounds. Some cultures have even considered honey a holy food and used it for religious purposes like gifts to gods or embalming the dead. Dishes of still-edible honey were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb more than 3,000 years after his death.
Healing use of honey is called apitherapy, and the list of the home remedies using honey is a long one. The following are only a few of the most effective and powerful home remedies using honey:
Home Remedies Using Honey
1. Great sore throat treatment
This is one of the most famous – and most effective – uses of honey. Take one teaspoon of honey, alone or mixed with a little hot water, and keep it in your throat for a minute or so before swallowing. Adding lemon and/or salt makes the remedy even better.
2. Helps in weight loss
Honey can help you lose weight. Drink honey mixed with lukewarm water and lemon juice instead of sodas or snacks. Just don’t use too much honey in the mix – it’s not a zero-calorie food!
3. Improves sleep quality
HoneyTree’s Raw Organic Honey, Wildflower, 12 OunceIf you’re troubled by insomnia, add a little honey to some warm milk and drink it before you go to bed. Honey will relax you, calm you and prepare you for sweet dreams.
4. Heals scratches and minor wounds
If you have a scratch or other minor wound that’s not healing as fast as it should, put a little honey on it. The strong antibacterial effect will be of great help to the body’s natural healing process.
5. Erases hangovers
Did you know that honey can help you get rid of the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover? Honey’s natural sugars act to speed up the elimination of alcohol from your system. Mix a little honey with yogurt or orange juice and drink it when you wake up after a big night.
6. Neutralizes unpleasant breath
If your breath stays a little less than fresh regardless of how much you brush and floss, honey will help.
Uses For Honey Mixed With Cinnamon
Desert Creek Honey’s Cinnamon Creamed Honey, 14 ozThe synergistic effect of honey in combination with cinnamon makes the mixture a highly effective healing agent for many diseases. A honey and cinnamon blend is a powerful helper for the following:
Slowly massage a mix of honey and cinnamon into arthritic joints to lessen the pain. Use two or three teaspoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of lukewarm water.
2. Immune system
Take one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon in a glass of water every morning to strengthen your immune system.
Take two teaspoons of honey and two teaspoons of cinnamon before every meal for easier digestion.
4. Heart disease
Eat a piece of bread with honey and cinnamon every day. This is proven to decrease cholesterol levels, which helps prevent heart attacks.
Honey and cinnamon on bread is also a great remedy for bad breath. Besides that, it’s a delicious and aromatic snack!
Three teaspoons of honey mixed with one teaspoon of cinnamon will leave your skin clean and rejuvenated. Mix up a fresh batch every evening, apply it to your face, and leave it there for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Where Can You Buy Honey?
I prefer buying my honey locally, just because of the allergy benefits I can get, and to support our local market, but if you don’t have bee keepers where you live, Amazon has some great options. I looked and found this one: Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey, 32 Ounce.
Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey, 32 OunceYS Organic Bee Farms CERTIFIED ORGANIC RAW HONEY 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC HONEY Raw, Unprocessed, Unpasteurized – Kosher 32ozBilly Bee Organic Liquid Honey Upside Down Squeeze, 13 Ounce
Why spend your money on artificial medicines when you can cure so many conditions the healthy, natural and sweet way? Give these home remedies using honey a try, and let Nature help you towards a healthier, more comfortable life.