Honey isn’t only good as a tea-sweetener or for improving your peanut butter toast. It is also a host of other benefits.
Here Are Some of Raw Honey’s Known Health Benefits
Help You Sleep
Honey can cause a rise in insulin levels and release serotonin which is then converted into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the quality and length of sleep. That’s why if you are struggling at night to get enough sleep, try eating a spoonful of raw honey.
A Natural Wound Treatment
Honey has a natural antibiotic property which is good for treating wounds. Instead of using a store-bought cream, try swiping some honey on that scraped knee for a natural healing.
Rehydrates Your Body
Boost your energy by adding some honey to your natural electrolyte drink. In a blender, combine ½ cup lemon juice, ½ cup orange juice, 2-4 tablespoons of honey, 2 cups filtered water, and 1/8 teaspoon of unrefined salt. Mix it until honey is completely combined.
Treat Gum Disease
Apply honey directly to the affected gum area, before the infection gets into the bloodstream.
Treat Colds And Sore Throat
The soothing texture of honey coats the throat, thereby making it easier to swallow. Aside from this, it can actually help in treating your cold.
Due to its anti-fungal properties, honey can help with herpes (cold sores). Manuka honey to be specific can fight more than 250 types of bacteria.
Improve The Health Of Your Skin And Scalp
Reduce the itchiness and scaling of your skin by mixing a little honey with some warm water and applying it directly to the affected area.
Soothe Ulcers And Gastrointestinal Disorders
Ingesting honey may help with tummy troubles or digestive problems. Raw honey has probiotics that help the digestive system restore proper acid balance.
Boost Your Energy And Immunity System
Some researchers claim that honey can help boost your immune system by introducing you to different bacteria. These bacteria cause your body to produce more saliva and secretion, thus activating your immune system more often.
If you have minor sunburns, apply honey directly to the area in order to ease the pain.
Use As An Anti-Fungal
Because of the honey’s natural antibacterial properties, you can use it to treat fungal (like athlete’s foot) and nasal infections.
Alleviate Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Grab some honey as it contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help ease the swelling of sinuses and also could act like a natural vaccine making you less susceptible to allergies in the future.