Heal Yourself with Honey
Heal Yourself with Honey
You can heal many things with the gentle power of raw unpasteurized, unfiltered honey. Honey that is taken directly from the hive contains an amazing array of vitamins, minerals and other medicinal uses.
An entire book could be written on the healing power of honey. The therapeutic use of honey is probably grossly underused. As we continue to see antibiotic resistant bacteria spread, honey may finally be recognized as the natural wound healer it is.
- If you want to make a sterile wound dressing take raw honey and apply it directly to open cuts and abrasions.
- It can also be used very effectively on Burns. After applying the honey to the wound cover it with a piece of sterile gauze. Healing tends to occur quicker than using conventional salves.
- Take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and one part honey add to that two parts lukewarm water, mix into a paste. Massage this into an insect bite or any itch on the body. The itching should go away in a minute or two.
- To Help with Arthritis Pain, take a cup of hot water, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and make a drink that has been shown to alleviate pain overtime.
Copenhagen University in Denmark did a study that found in doctors treated their patients using a mixture of one tablespoon honey and a half teaspoon of cinnamon before breakfast that within a week 73 out of 200 patients were totally relieved of their arthritic pain. It also was shown to help improve the pain of walking within a month.
Honey has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. It has been used to remove dead tissue from wounds and stimulate growth. It has also been used to drain pus and remove scabs. Waikato University in New Zealand under the direction of Dr. Peter Molan, professor of biochemistry, has been one of the leaders in honey research for over 20 years. "The remarkable ability of honey to reduce inflammation and mop up free radicals should halt the progress of the skin damage like it does in burns, as well as protecting from infection setting in. At present, people are turning to honey when nothing else works. But there are very good grounds for using honey as a therapeutic agent of first choice."
18,000 patients in a Bulgarian study found relief from chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, chronic allergic rhinitis, and asthmatic bronchitis by using honey. It has been used effectively when the immune system is generally depressed, and in the treatment of colds and flu.
- Wound Treatment. In clinical settings, as reported in, The Survivor's Nutritional Pharmacy, a book by Dr. Cass Igram, D.O.. Honey has been shown to help completely heal skin grafts with no infection or muscle loss. It can be applied full strength after applying a sterile bandage and changing daily. Honey acts as a healer. It can also be used on infected wounds, ulcerations, and impetigo. When applied directly to the wounds, garlic honey helps cleanup areas of infection.
- Acne. Take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and three tablespoons of honey mix it together into a paste and apply it to your breakouts before going to sleep. Wash it off with warm water in the morning.
- Anemia. Honey is high in minerals and can build the iron content of blood.
- Burns. Apply liberally over Burns and top off with a sterile gauze bandage. Bacteria cannot live in honey. It also relieves pain and has a cooling effect.
- Bed Wetting. A teaspoon before bed helps with water retention.
- Bad breath. Gargle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of honey mixed with hot water in the morning.
- Beauty Product. Honey can be mixed with oatmeal as a facial mask. It not only tightens the skin but acts as a deep cleanser. Mix equal parts of honey and olive oil and massage it into the hair. Let it sit for a half an hour and then shampoo. This will not only soften the hair but feed the scalp. It may even help with hair loss.
- Cholesterol. Take two tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon mixed together in 16 ounces of hot water three times a day to help with chronic high cholesterol.
- Colds. Take one tablespoon of honey mixed with one half teaspoon cinnamon daily for three days. This will help clear the sinuses, relieve the cough and lessen the length of the cold.
- CONJUNCTIVITIS. Dissolve honey in an equal quantity of warm water. When cooled, apply as a lotion or eye bath.
- Cough. Take 6 ounces honey, the juice of two lemons, and 2 ounces of glycerin mixed together. This can be stored as a cough syrup.
- Digestion. Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and honey in water. Dilute it to taste. This will help settle the stomach and promote weight loss.
- Insomnia. Mix a teaspoon of honey in milk and drink one half hour before bed.
- Migraine. Combine 1 teaspoon honey to a glass of warm water and sip slowly at the onset of a migraine headache. This can also be used as a mood stabilizer. Repeat this every 20 minutes if necessary.
- Osteoporosis. Honey aids in the utilization of calcium in the body. A teaspoon a day may indeed keep the doctor away.
- Toothache. A mixture of one to five ratio of honey to cinnamon rubbed into the gum can relieve tooth pain.
- Weight-Loss. In the morning before breakfast and at night before going to bed make a tea of honey in cinnamon boiled together in a cup of water. This has been used to help reduce weight in severely obese patients in Ayurvedic medicine.
- Wound Dressing. Apply raw honey to open cuts, abrasions, and burns. Cover with a sterile piece of gauze. This makes a sterile painless and effective wound dressing. Healing will occur faster then using salves and creams.
These are just a few things that honey is good for. It has also been shown to be effective in relieving allergies, constipation, gas, calcium absorption, hemoglobin count etc. It is a natural and powerful medicine both when taken internally and used externally.
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