We just love a teaspoon of honey – in tea, on toast, applied to burns and cuts.
Wait. What? Applied to burns and cuts?
That’s correct. In addition to being a tasty sweetener and an excellent source of healthy sugars, honey has antibiotic properties and has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
In addition to healing burns and wounds, that sweet nectar of the bees is attributed with a host of surprising health benefits – not the least of which is skin care.
Those Bees Know What’s Up. Learn A Few Surprising Health Benefits of Honey
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the better-known health benefits of honey.
We bet more will be discovered now that science is beginning to pay attention to one of the most fascinating insect-generated products on the planet.
First, we’ll start with a little nutrition. Honey contains glucose, fructose, maltose, sucrose, and water. It also has trace minerals including iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, and magnesium.
Now, onto the good stuff. Here are some of the most well-known benefits of honey:
· Acid reflux and G.I. issues. A little honey in water can help to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, also known as GERD. It also relieves many forms of bacterial gastroenteritis (inflammation of the digestive tract that causes discomfort and often diarrhea). Honey water be used to replace electrolytes for sick children.
· Healing burns and wounds. Honey can be applied topically to the skin to treat burns, cuts, and abrasions. It can also help to eradicate staph infections and cellulitis outbreaks. In some cases, honey applications prevent people from needing oral antibiotics or exposing their bodies to unnecessary topical antibiotics, which can have other negative side-effects.
· Relieve seasonal allergies. There has been anecdotal evidence that eating a spoonful or two of honey during allergy season provides relief. Now, modern science sees proof of this in some of their studies. It is also used in hot water with lemon to relieve sore throats and coughs.
· Skin care. Because it’s antibacterial – and is lightly acidic – honey is a wonderful skin care product and is used in soaps, masks, and blemish control solutions to great effect. Look for skin care products that use natural honey as an ingredient.
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