Raw Honey for Better Health

On Sunday, October 12th, 2014

I used to just use regular honey until I discovered the extra-amazing benefits of raw honey like Manuka Honey.

Raw honey doesn’t go through the high heat sterilization process that happens when regular honey gets processed.

What does that mean for us? It means no unhealthy additives.

All of its natural vitamins and powerful enzymes remain unaltered.

I had learned that honey in its raw state has been extremely efficient in healing burns. This is due to the upshot of its many antibacterial properties that are so far, immune to bacteria. The natural moisture that occurs helps in the reduction of burned skin’s moisture loss, keeping it supple.

After burning myself with my flat iron (isn’t that just the worst), I decided to put this to the test.

First I placed some honey in the freezer to give it a good chill because I knew it would be soothing on the burn. I then covered the burn with a layer of honey and lightly covered it with sterilized gauze and some tape since it was on the side of my neck.

After a couple of days, my burn was better, and it never left a scar. You can apply this same technique to any wounds too.

I’ve also been a big fan for years of using honey for facial masks and as an exfoliant.

Here are two of my favorite honey beauty recipes:

*Make a facial mask – Take plain yogurt and mix it with raw honey and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice acts like a natural toner. Apply it to your face and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes.

*Make an exfoliant – Unrefined sugar mixed with raw honey and a drop of lavender oil (a natural skin disinfectant) can be used for all skin types.

Ward of Coughs/Colds:

Did you know that increasing your dietary intake of raw honey decreases the amount of colds you may get?  The magic is in raw honey’s antibacterial properties that are so important in the treatment and prevention of upper respiratory infections and throat infections.

A great recipe for a natural cough/cold syrup is to warm up raw honey and add herbs like fresh ginger and grated cinnamon. Steep for a couple of hours and take as you would a cough or cold syrup.

Last spring after reading How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster Naturally, I decided to test out using honey on my hair for a month — my results were a success!

Honey is so beneficial for our daily health that I try to have at least one cup of tea with raw honey every day.

What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate the benefits of honey into your daily routine?

About - Narendra is the editor of www.thelifestyleis.com, a freelance writer, photographer, style blogger and PR strategist. He loves fashion and style and unashamedly expresses his interests.

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