Harness the Power of a Million Flowers
The Natural Energy of Raw Honey
More than a million flowers make one jar of honey.
Nectar from flowers that bees gather and process, that’s basically what honey is. But, it’s more than just sweet syrup that goes well with just about anything. Packed with nutrients and useful for just about any ailment, you can’t go wrong starting your day with raw honey.
- Fructose, glucose, and nectar are the main ingredients of honey. The sugar in honey is absorbed directly by our body, and converted into energy instantaneously. It is healthier than sugar beause it contains fewer calories & is nutrient rich. Weight for weight, it takes more sugar to sweeten a dish than it does honey.
- Due to its anti bacterial properties, honey is used in poultices and bandages to speed up healing of wounds.
- Honey relaxes the body and rejuvenates it. Anxious children and older people find it a useful and harmless sedative.
- Honey’s antioxidant properties are sought after in anti-aging therapies. It makes skin supple and soft by moisturizing it. The darker the honey, the better it is for you.
- Honey benefits the blood by creating stronger white blood corpuscles that protect the body.
- As a restorative, it is unparalleled. Even those who experience excessive thirst find relief with just a trickle of honey.
- Infections of the urinary tract, worms, asthma, cough, diarrhea, and nausea can be cured by honey.
- It can act as a vehicle for other medicines. In fact, it helps herbal medicines reach the deeper tissues.
9 Everyday Uses for Honey
- Aging: Slow down the ravages of time by adding honey to your food and your beauty regime. Honey helps digest food, is healthier than sugar, and has a calming effect on the entire body. It erases fine lines, scabs, blotches and tanned skin, and makes your skin more youthful. Rubbed on joints with other oils, it can relieve you from aches and inflammations.
- Fatigue: Sports enthusiasts and even those who work all day, turn to honey-laced drinks to increase physical stamina, boost the immune system, and rejuvenate the body.
- Constipation: A tablespoonful of honey with warm water when you start to feel uneasy, or as soon as you wake up, is a great remedy for constipation. If you have no option but to eat out and want to protect your stomach, try to incorporate a dessert with a dollop of honey.
- Menopause: The onset of menopause brings with it discomfort all over the body and the joints. Honey can be used to reduce the pain and strengthen your immune system. Add it to your tea, just before you drink it. Do not boil honey in water.
- Skin: Mix egg yolk, a teaspoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey and make a thick paste that you can apply over your face, neck and hands. Or mix honey with unboiled milk to de-tan your skin. Let the paste dry over you, although it will feel very sticky. Wash it off after about 15 minutes with warm water.
- Chest complaints: Honey is the best known remedy to treat phlegm congestion. Add it to an infusion of ginger root or cinnamon powder and drink it while it is warm. Buckwheat honey is a proven cough suppressant.
- Eyesight: Add a tablespoonful of honey to a glass of carrot juice to help your eyes fight fatigue.
- Blood pressure: Add a teaspoonful of garlic juice to two teaspoons of honey to control your blood pressure.
- Weight loss: Add two spoonfuls of honey to one spoonful of lemon juice in warm water and drink it before you start your day. The heat generated by the combination detoxifies your body and reduces fat.