In the laboratory, honey has been shown to hamper the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, both of which are common in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
THE KEY TO ALL THESE BENEFITS IS GETTING RAW HONEY THAT HAS NOT BEEN PASTURIZED, WHICH KILLS MANY OF THE BENEFITS LOCATED IN HONEY. Commercial honey has also had most of the pollen removed. Bee pollen is considered to be one of the most nutritionally-complete foods available because of its high amino acid and antioxidant content. Most commercial honey sold in stores is heated to high temperatures and pasteurized, getting rid of most of the beneficial enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients that are heat-sensitive.
Honey is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, magnesium. The slightly acidic pH level of honey (between 3.2 and 4.5) is what helps prevent the growth of bacteria, while its antioxidant constituents cleans up free radicals. The physical properties of honey vary depending on the specific flora that was used to produce it, as well as its water content. Below is a typical honey profile makeup:
Higher sugars: 1.5%
NEEM HONEY SPECIFICALLY FIGHTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CHOLESTEROL BETTER THAN OTHER HONEYS
1) KILLS BACTERIA
MANUKA HONEY made with pollen gathered from the flowers of the Manuka bush (a medicinal plant), and clinical trials have found this type of honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as: E. coli and salmonella, and fights certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
MSSA (methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus)
VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci)
2) ABDOMINAL PAIN
Eat a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaf, 1/4 teaspoon ajwan (celery seeds), and 1 teaspoon of honey before lunch and dinner daily.
3) ACNE CLEANSER
Gentle on sensitive & regular skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
4) AIDS DIABETES
Consumption of raw honey can reduce risk of developing diabetes and help aid medication used to treat diabetes. Raw honey increases insulin and decreases hyperglycemia. Add a little at a time and see how your blood sugar reacts to it.
5) ALLERGY FIGHTER
Consume 2 teaspoons of LOCAL RAW honey daily – and to do so with patience, it can take up to six weeks to start working.
Drink 1 cup of orange juice with 1 teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg powder twice daily.
Eat a mixture made of 1/2 teaspoon Bay leaf powder, 1/4 teaspoon Pippali, and 1 teaspoon of Honey two or three times daily.
8) BLOOD BOOSTER
Prevents low white blood cell count caused by chemotherapy. Take 2 teaspoons of honey daily during chemotherapy. To reduce or resolve such episodes.
9) BURN TREATMENT
Honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties promote healing of small burns; and in fact, nonserious burns heal faster when treated with gauze and honey, on average, than those treated with antibiotic creams and other dressings. Honey is so effective because of its high viscosity, antibacterial action, hygroscopic effect, low pH, and hydrogen peroxide content. Cover burns with a thick layer of honey. Then cover with sterile gauze and bandages or a polyurethane dressing; change the dressing every 12 to 48 hours.
10) CHRONIC FEAVER
Make a tea of 1 teaspoon of holy basil (tulsi) and 1 cup of hot water
. Add 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder and 1 teaspoon of honey. Take two or three times a day.
11) CLEAR SINUSES
Take a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of honey & fresh ginger juice two or three times a day.
12) COUGH SUPPRESENT
Take 2 teaspoons of honey 30 minutes before bed You will cough less frequently and less . You can take honey straight to treat a cough, or you can make a cough syrup like this one:
1 cup warm water
1 cup honey
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sliced ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
Add all ingredients minus the honey to a small pan, bring to a boil and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes. Strain mixture. Heat honey on low, making sure it doesn’t boil, and then stir it into the other ingredients. Mix all ingredients. This mixture can be refrigerated for up to two months.
For children 1 to 5 years: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon every two hours
For children 5 to 12 years: 1-2 teaspoon every two hours
For people 12 and older : 1 to 2 tablespoons every 4 hours
13) COMMON COLD
Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with 1 teaspoon honey and eat two or three times a day.
14) CRAVING FOR CIGARETTES
Chew small pieces of pineapple with 1/2 teaspoon of honey before smoking.
15) DANDRUFF TREATMENT
Patients with chronic seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff use topical treatments of honey; itching will be relieved and scaling disappeared within one week. Skin lesions should completely heal within two weeks, may also help with hair loss as well.
Mix 9 parts honey with 1 part warm water and rub into the scalp for 3 minutes. Cover scalp with a shower cap and leave on for three hours, then rinse thouroughly. Do this every other day for four weeks, after which a treatment can be done once a week to prevent future relapses.
16) DRY HAIR TREATMENT
Honey’s humectant qualities make it a great match for treating dry hair. Use this recipe for a great remoisturizing effect
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil (for normal to oily hair, use only 2 tablespoons oil)
Mix together oil and honey and gently work through hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and style as usual.
17) FACE FOOD
Honey-aloe-facial & makeup remover. Apply honey to a freshly cut aloe leaf rub on to face for 3-4 minutes & then rinse with warm water. Feel the great cleansing and rejuvinating feel.
Mix 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon castor oil in a container. Dip your index finger into the mixture and lick it. Repeat every 10 minutes until your hiccups stop. (Hiccups are due to spasm of the diaphragm, and these ingredients in equal proportion are anti-spasmodic.)
19) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Drink a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and 5 to 10 drops of apple cider vinegar early in the morning daily. Honey scrapes cholesterol & fat from the body’s tissues.
20) HIGH CHOLESTEROL
It can help reduce cholesterol and therefore decrease your risk for coronary artery disease. Take 2 teaspoons daily take up to 5-6 weeks to start seeing results
21) IRRATABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Honey calms the stomache with its natural enzymes
22) INFLAMATION REDUCTION
Raw honey has anti-inflammatory agents that can treat respiratory conditions such as asthma.
23) IMPROVED CIRCULATION
Raw honey makes your brain function optimally by strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation. Consumption of raw honey increases plaque-fighting antioxidants.
24) IMPROVE DIGESTION
Use a tablespoon or two to counteract indigestion since it doesn’t ferment in the stomach.
25) LOSING WEIGHT & OBESITY
Drink a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and 5 to 10 drops of apple cider vinegar early in the morning daily. Honey scrapes cholesterol & fat from the body’s tissues. Substituting raw honey for white sugar can help in weight management
26) NAUSIA & VOMITING
Or indigestion, mix one part lemon juice with one part honey. Dip your index finger into this
mixture and lick it slowly twice daily.
27) ORAL ULCERS & CANKER SOARS
Apply 1 teaspoon honey and a pinch of turmeric to canker sores, mouth ulcers, or sores on the tongue. This mixture will generate saliva and draw out toxins; spit it out to speed the healing process. For internal ulcers, mix a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey twice daily.
28) PRE-BIOTIC SUPPORT
Raw honey is full of natural pre-biotics which promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.ECZEMA RELIEF– Use to treat mild eczema. Use it as a topical mixture of equal parts of honey and cinnamon.
29) POOR CIRCULATION
Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon trikatu, and 1 teaspoon honey in 1 cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes. Take twice a day.
30) RUHEMATOID ARTHRITIS
Relieve symptoms, take 1 teaspoon of honey with 200 mg powdered guggulu daily.
31) SUNBURN REMEDY
Apply honey straight to sunburned skin to promote soothing, cooling and faster healing. To speed up rehydration use this recipe:
Apply to sunburned skin, let sit for 10 minutes & then rinse with cool water.
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
32) SKIN EXFOLIATOR
Use honey on dry winter skin by adding two cups of honey to a bath, soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda for the final 15 minutes.
33) SLEEP BETTER
Raw honey promotes restorative sleep. Add a tablespoon to warm milk to help increase melatonin and help you sleep.
34) SOAR THROAT
Honey uses for sore throats is another fantastic remedy. Simply mix it with lemon essential oil and peppermint oil for fast acting benefits.
35) UTI TREATMENT
Honey can help improve urinary tract infections due to its antibacterial properties..
36) WOUND SALVE
RAW honey will help draw fluid away from your wound and suppress the growth of microorganisms. Many studies have found honey to be effective in treating wounds. Apply 3 to 6 teaspoons to the wound, then cover with sterile gauze and bandages or a polyurethane dressing; change the dressing every 12 to 48 hours. (Note: In general, the darker the honey, the stronger its antioxidant and antibacterial power.)
You can do many things with honey like :
37) Preserve fruit by adding honey to water and pouring over fresh fruit in canning jars
38) Make fresh fruit jams with honey instead of sugar
39) Use for making honey wines and beers
40) Spread honey on toast for a quick energy boost
By THEGREENCABBY, The Green Prepper