How To Solve Six Common Health Complaints With Honey

How To Solve Six Common Health Complaints With Honey

 

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The word “honey” comes from the ancient Hebrew meaning “enchant”. Though honey is thought of mainly as a sweetener that would be selling those “Busy Little Bee’s” short for all their work. So, here’s a little buzz on that familiar sweet and sticky household item.

Below are some common problems which can easily be prevented from the use of honey:

Hay Fever Help

Honey contains grains of pollen and as an immune system booster, it is quite powerful. It also, may create a desensitizing effect for those that are burdened with allergies. So, if you happen to be bugged by hay fever, be sure to eat honey that is harvested locally. When I’m asked how local should the honey be for allergy prevention I always advise to get honey that was raised closest to where you live, the closer the better, since it will have more of exactly what you’ll need.

Additionally, honey helps to restore our energy and helps dissolve that irritating mucus. Honeybees will collect pollen from local species, such as in California where we have Bottlebrush trees, and it will be present in small amounts in honey that was gathered by bees that were working areas where these species are growing. When people living in these same areas eat honey that was produced in that environment, the honey will often act as an immune booster. The good effects of this local honey are best when the honey is taken a little bit (a couple of teaspoons-full) a day for several months prior to the pollen season.

First Aid Friend

Applied directly to the skin for minor cuts and scrapes, not to mention applying it to chapped lips. Honey can disinfect the wounds and reduce the swelling of the area too.

Kick Back and Relax

Feeling uptight from a long hard day? Put 2 oz. of honey in a glass with 5 to 10 drops of lavender oil. Place the glass in warm water. To thin out the mixture add 2 tablespoons of the aromatic honey-lavender mix to your bathwater to help you relax and to help with insomnia.

Are you having a little afternoon fatigue at 3pm? Drink 1/2 tablespoon of honey in a glass of water and sprinkle with cinnamon powder. Energy will increase within one week if taken daily. Add a little honey to your sleepy time tea to create an overall calming effect.

Can’t Sleep?

Honey can also help you sleep at night. For insomnia, take 1 tablespoon of honey at dinner. If that doesn’t work, try mixing 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 cup of honey in a jar. Take 2 teaspoons before bed. If you don’t fall asleep within the hour, take 2 teaspoons more.

Lower Cholesterol With Honey

Mix two tablespoons of honey and three tablespoons of cinnamon in 16 ounces of tea. This mixture is said to reduce the level of cholesterol by ten percent within a short amount of time. It is also said that pure honey taken with food daily will reduce cholesterol levels. Along the same lines, using cinnamon and honey on bread and eaten at breakfast revitalized the arteries and veins leading to the heart and helpful towards preventing heart attacks.

Cure Arthritis With Honey

One part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and a teaspoon of cinnamon will make a paste that will noticeably reduce pain in a matter of a couple of minutes. Patients suffering from arthritis can take one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon once in the morning and again in the evening. It’s been said that taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. Copenhagen University tested their theory by giving patients a mixture of one tablespoon of honey and one half teaspoon of cinnamon before breakfast.

Honey is one of nature’s fantastic gifts to us. Make sure you have a jar in your home ready to use whenever it is needed.

Have you heard of Manuka Honey? It is a more potent form of honey that originates from New Zealand. Read about it here in one of our blog posts from the archive.

Comments

  1. My dog is suffering sever hay fever. We are unable to give her the usual medication as she is epileptic which may cause a seizure. How much local honey should we be giving her as we are not seeing great improvement? Regards
    Jennifer in the Lake district U.K.

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