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Winter is Coming, Stock Up on Honey

By Carolin 

A research team in Denmark is currently investigating the use of instead of antibiotics.

Hippocrates used honey to heal wounds. While we seam to have forgotten its powers honey is still used today in development countries to heal burns and diarrhea.

A pot of honey is a great resource in the kitchen cabinet. Especially during the winter months.

Here are some great alternative uses of honey.
1. Cold and fever

  • Why: Honey is antibacterial and will help your body recover.
  • How To Use: Add to tea after it has cooled off a bit or mix a teaspoon of honey with minced garlic to add an antiviral affect.

2. Coughing and sore throat

  • Why: Honey has both a pain killing and antibacterial effect on your throat.
  • How To Use: A tea spoon before bedtime. If you need extra energy and antiviral properties mix honey in freshly squeezed lemon juice and drink this before bed time.

3. Dry lips

  • Why: The acids in honey soothes and hydrates.
  • How To Use: Apply honey to your lips before bedtime.

4. Weight gain

  • Why: Honey is a more efficient sweetener than sugar. It contains several healthy vitamins, minerals and enzymes. With a it does not cause a sugar rush.
  • How To Use: Replace sugar with honey whenever possible with 75 g honey for every 100 g sugar.

5.

  • Why: Honey cleans the wound and keeps away bacteria.
  • How To Use: Apply some honey and acne will heal faster and cause less scaring.

If stored in a cool, dark place honey can keep fresh for over a hundred years.

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11 Responses to “Winter is Coming, Stock Up on Honey”

  1. chenli on November 9th, 2008 5:18 pm

    This article is all well and good but it promotes the exploitation and suffering of living creatures. Honey is made for bees by bees. Yet they are subjected to be left with mediocre replacement so the humans can selfishly take the honey the bees work hard to make.

    There’s no need to use honey for medical uses, either. There is a great alternative that is exactly the same thing but without the bees involved. It’s called agave nectar and is only slightly sweeter than honey.

    For more info on the suffering of bees : http://www.vegansociety.com/animals/exploitation/bees.php

    For agave nectar: http://www.groovyfood.co.uk/thingswemake/agavenectar.html

  2. Carolin on November 10th, 2008 6:56 am

    I’m all for animal rights but it is very hard for me to see why using honey would be bad. Especially since I use locally produced honey.
    But then again I’m not a vegan.

    I feel that the we have a much more important battle with the meat industry.

  3. Scott on January 30th, 2009 8:26 pm

    I use honey and eat meat.

    MWAHAHA

    MWAHAHHAHHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAH

  4. Jack from Tea Store on March 17th, 2009 7:29 am

    Honey is great for health. I consume a few spoons daily mixed in my cup of green tea. Its a much better alternative to sugar.

  5. Carolin on March 17th, 2009 8:42 am

    I couldn’t agree more.
    Some even say that honey can help you lose weight.

  6. Kai Lo from Make Money Online on May 8th, 2009 2:37 pm

    A lot of people get the wrong idea that ANY honey is good for you. The honey you get at a regular supermarket have no significant nutritional benefits. You have to get organic raw honey.

    Kai Los last blog post..Overnight Success

  7. Derek from Cure Cold Sores on May 30th, 2009 5:33 pm

    Interesting. Not only does honey taste good, but you can use it for medical stuff.

  8. Alex from acnezine on July 11th, 2009 9:17 pm

    I loved what you have just shared about honey. Honey is a well known and effective antibacterials. But I didin’t know that it is such a wonderful and natural thing that could treat so many health problems. I’m definitely going to try out honey everyday. Thanks for sharing. This article helps me a lot.
    .-= Alex@acnezine´s last blog ..Prescription Acne Treatment =-.

  9. Ashley on January 22nd, 2010 8:16 am

    Great information to know more about honey..

    Honey can be also used medicine cough ans acne.

    Honey is cheap, making it potentially useful for treating wounds in earthquake-stricken and war-torn areas where running water is scarce and aften contanimated. It is being used in Iraq to treat burn wounds in children.

    See the honey in medical aspects.

    Very interesting..

  10. Tim from Acupuncture Courses on February 5th, 2010 11:46 am

    As with many naturally occuring substances Honey is great. I am sure the bees thta create this honey are well cared for, I’m not entirely clear as to how bees are mistreated? We are animals, animals eat other animals and things they produce, its just the way it is

  11. Digby on January 16th, 2011 9:59 am

    Honey was used in the past to treat wounds, it makes you wonder how many natural products have yet to be found for treating ailments.
    .-= Digby´s last blog ..Attitude Seeds =-.

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