25.10.12

Honey, Honey




Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak… don't worry, I have lost my voice, not my mind.

But I have found a wonderful natural medicine.


Honey


Sweet and silky smooth it is soothing my ravaged throat as I work my way through a box of herbal fruit teas.


Honey has some amazing properties (even if you don't have a sore throat)


Benefits and uses of honey:


 It can prevent cancer and heart disease as it contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants.


 It can help reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders because it fights bacteria.


◊ It acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal helping reduce odours, swelling and scaring in wounds.


◊ It can increase athletic performance. It can be just as effective as expensive sports drinks as it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.


◊ It can reduce cough and throat irritation, particularly useful if your cough is keeping you awake at night.


◊ It can reduce facial redness and soreness and has softening properties which means it can be used in beauty treatments for skin and hair.


◊ Eating local honey can help in the treatment of allergies such as hay fever.


All this and it is delicious cooked with lemon, mustard and chicken amongst other things. And it's a great Abba song to sing along to.


Do you use honey as a natural remedy or beauty treatment? Please share.




7 comments :

  1. I am quite fussy about honey but found one I like last year which tastes great n porridge. I have a colleague who is never sick and swears by honey.

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  2. Yes - I think I will eat it more regularly from now on for health reasons.

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  3. I hope you feel better soon!

    I really don't like honey - smell does me before I even get to eating it - it's a shame as it;s so healthy :)

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  4. Thanks :) yeah the smell's a bit weird but it doesn't bother me.

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  5. oh yes. I've been drinking ginger-lemon tea and then adding raw honey to it. I've read that heating honey can destroy some of its good stuff, so I try not to heat my honey and buy it raw. It soothes coughs beautifully, too. Hope you get your voice back soon!

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  6. Hi Margo,interesting point I'll remember that. Thanks for dropping by x

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  7. Honey works just as well if not better than expensive cough syrups. And who knows what artificial ingredients are in them, never mind pronouncing those names.

    ~skye

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