Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak… don't worry, I have lost my voice, not my mind.
But I have found a wonderful natural medicine.
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.