Uses of Honey

Uses of Honey

The healthy alternative to sugar: Mindful eating is a new and welcome trend influenced by the lifestyle and fitness experts at all levels. Honey allows you to relish the sweet delights without derailing or affecting your health with artificial sugars. As a result of this, honey finds a wide use in baking, cooking and as a beverage sweetener.

Treating burns and wounds: In addition to having honey used as a major in Ayurveda, it is also preferred in many pharmaceutical engagements. Used to treat wounds, there are also evidences of honey being used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans for other skin ailments and related issues in the beauty industry.

Acne Cure: Honey can be used as a face mask to cure acne in the most natural way. Among all remedies available for acne, honey is the most popular choice known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. While honey alone won’t cure your acne completely, it can soothe and heal the damaged skin. It may also help you reduce acne scars.

The seasonal or pollen allergies can be prevented by the consumption of raw honey. The pollen present in raw honey makes you less sensitive to pollen instigated allergies. Raw honey also increases levels of antioxidants in the body which boosts the overall immunity. Honey has also been anecdotally reported to lessen symptoms in people with seasonal allergies.

Honey is effective in treating cough. Many mothers prefer giving honey to children for treating mild cough. Honey can soothe a sore throat. Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and may have anti-inflammatory effects.

Combination of honey with ginger can help improve the digestion. The same combination with some lemon can also give a relief from nausea.

Hair conditioning, massaging hair with a mixture of honey and aloe vera gel can make your hair smooth, healthy, and soft. Honey can also be used in making a hair mask with banana and olive oil.

Lip Balm, applying honey directly to lips and washing off after a few minutes can help to keep the lips supple.

Face scrub, mixing honey with oats or sugar creates one real good exfoliating scrub for clean, soft, and hydrated skin.

Bath soak, Honey mixed with milk and few drops of essential oil can make a rejuvenating bath soak and help moisturize your body.

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