The Amazing Health Benefits of Local, Raw Honey
Leading a healthy lifestyle includes using real natural products as the most important element.
We can prepare our own healthy products as natural solutions instead of using harmful chemicals.
Raw honey has propolis and bee pollen in its content, and it has potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties.
It also helps in detoxification. The best honey to buy is the raw, unheated, unprocessed, unfiltered honey produced within a radius of about 50 miles of your home, or less.
Prepare homemade rehydrating, healthy sports drink. In a glass of spring water, combine a spoonful of protein powder and raw honey, and don’t forget to add a pinch of Himalayan salt. Then stir the mixture well, and consume it to boost your energy, replace electrolytes, and to increase your athletic performances.
Soothes minor sunburns. Mix one cup of milk and half a cup of honey. Apply this relieving remedy to the affected area, and let it stay as long as you can to prevent skin from peeling, and to soothe the pain. You can re-apply it if needed to speed up the healing process and to ease the unpleasant feeling. In case you have more serious sunburns, which can result in nausea, chills, fever, and blisters, consult a doctor.
Heals minor burns, scrapes, or cuts. Honey possesses 3 potent wound-healing components, propolis, hydrogen peroxide, and sugar, which make it a natural antiseptic when topically applied. Propolis destroys bacteria, sugar forms an environment unfavorable or bacteria by absorbing moisture, and hydrogen peroxide disinfects. Moreover, honey makes a natural bandage as it dries.
Consuming raw, unfiltered, unheated, local honey will give you a perfect natural shot against allergies. According to studies, its component called quercetin lowers pollen allergy symptoms and inflammation. It controls the membranes of the cells that release histamine, which is responsible for the emerging allergic reactions. Moreover, the bee propolis and bee pollen contained in honey builds immunity to allergens and improves the immune system.
Suppresses coughs. A combination of apple cider vinegar and a bit honey (to taste) relieves minor colds, coughs, and sore throat. Consume a tablespoon of the mixture as often as you need.
Promote restful sleep and relaxation. Right before bedtime, take a spoonful of raw, local honey.
Note: Don’t give honey to one-year-old infant, or younger, as it contains spores of the bacteria that leads to botulism. Although this isn’t any problem for children and adults, these spores can colonize the digestive tract of infants and produce botulin toxin which is deadly!
Via Farners’ Almanac