The delicious sweet nectar of honey provided to us through the miracle of nature has been used since pre-Ancient Egyptian times as a natural alternative to treat a variety of ailments due to its powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Honey can be ingested, applied topically, and can even be used as a wonderful natural beauty treatment. Just make sure you use raw, organic honey rather than filtered, processed honey!
1. As a Soothing Drink
Honey added as a sweetener to a hot cup of tea is very soothing for a sore throat if you are sick and will coat your throat giving you almost instant relief. Because of its antimicrobial properties, it can help to fight the virus in your body instead of just being a temporary fix, meaning you will get better faster. Honey in tea is not just good for a sore throat though. It provides an instant energy boost, perfect to wake you up in the morning!
2. As a Facial Masque
Honey is perfect for a natural facial treatment because of its hydrating and antibacterial properties which will leave your face with a beautiful glow. This makes honey the ideal choice for all skin types. Simply apply a generous layer onto cleansed skin, leave for up to 30 minutes and rinse with warm water. Enjoy your new baby soft skin!
3. Use as a Topical Antiseptic
Honey has amazing antimicrobial properties, making it perfect to apply directly to open wounds, and even burns to completely disinfect it. It works just as well, or even better, than the popular antiseptics available such as Neosporin, but the added bonus is that it is all natural.
These are just 3 different ways you can use this incredible natural food, but there are even more uses such as a hair masque and natural preservative. Honey will only make your life sweeter, so if you don’t have some in your kitchen right now then go on and buy some!
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