Raw Honey is Tasty and Healthy!
Honey has been used for centuries for its healing properties and sweet flavor. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar and is better for you.
This incredible natural remedy has so many uses, we feel like we can’t live without it! Here are some of the best uses for natural, unpasteurized honey.
Soothes allergies: One of the best ways to soothe allergies is with locally sourced, unpasteurized honey. It is said that the compounds in the honey improve one’s tolerance to the pollens found in the local area. Try mixing the honey into cooled nettle tea for an excellent remedy.
Fights infection: Feel a sore throat coming on? Have a teaspoonful of honey; its natural antibacterial properties will help fight the bad bugs.
Honey is a great aid in relieving morning sickness, reportedly even more effective than traditional soda crackers.
Clears acne: Honey fights infection, balances moisture, and heals wounds effectively, so it’s basically the ideal acne fighter! Simply dab a small amount of raw honey onto affected areas to help prevent and heal acne.
Natural energy drink: We recommend avoiding commercial energy drinks which are laden with sugar and artificial ingredients. Drink water with raw honey instead.
Assists with memory loss: Studies have indicated that consuming raw honey can help prevent hormone-related cognitive decline in older people.
Suppresses a cough: If you have a dry, tickly cough, there is no better cure than a spoonful of raw honey. This amazing remedy also reduces inflammation and fights infection, so a respiratory infection or even chronic asthma will certainly benefit from regular honey consumption.
Honey is good for sore throats, laryngitis and pharyngitis.
Sleep Aid: Raw honey promotes blood sugar stability to keep you sound asleep all night long. It also increases the production of the brain chemicals serotonin and melatonin to assist with well-being and overall healing.
Honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath.
Antibiotic for wounds: Honey has been used on wounds since ancient times. It fights infection naturally and can be used as an antiseptic. Hospitals even use honey on bandages to prevent infection.
Healthy baking ingredient: Try sweetening recipes with honey instead of refined sugar or other “healthy” sweeteners. Honey is a functional food — it’s our top choice for a naturally healthy sweet flavor. Use in coffee, tea, grain-free baked goods and smoothies.
Reduces inflammation: Raw honey is known to reduce levels of an inflammatory marker called homocysteine. This is considered to be an important indicator of protection against chronic inflammatory illness such as heart disease.
Treats dandruff: Since honey is known to be antibacterial and antifungal, it is effective against flaky skin conditions such as dandruff and eczema.
Preserves food: Honey’s natural antibacterial properties make it the perfect food additive to prevent spoilage.
Improves digestion: Raw honey is rich in prebiotics, which provide fuel for healthy bacteria in the lower digestive system. It is also known to fight nausea and indigestion because it does not ferment in the stomach. Try making a digestion-boosting drink by mixing a teaspoon each of lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and raw honey into a tall glass of water and drink two or three times daily. Add a little freshly squeezed ginger root juice if nausea is an issue.Precautions
Honey contains a natural presence of botulinum endospores, therefore, children under one year old should not be given honey. Before the age of twelve months, a child’s intestinal tract is not mature enough to inhibit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which is often found in honey. No honey, in any form, should be given to babies younger than one.