This thick and rich product of nature called honey is made from bees and is great as a replacement for sugar. But there are many amazing uses for honey, other the most famous one we are aware of. Most of the bottles of honey out there are processed products, pasteurized at high heat, enzymes are denatured and probiotics are killed. Unpasteurized honey is preferable as it still possesses all its original components. Here are a few amazing benefits of honey.
1. Provides Energy Boost:
Honey has beneficial vitamins and live enzymes that are good for the body .This never spoils and provides quick energy in perfect balance of glucose and fructose. Having raw honey in your home is beneficial to your family.
2. Burns and Wounds:
Honey can be used to cure wounds and burns by applying it externally. It works the same way as silver sulfadiazine. The drying property of simple sugar and antibacterial property of honey together create such effect. You’ll also get some relief instantly when applied to burns.
3. Cough Syrup:
This cough syrup will give you quick relief. Dissolve 2 tbsp raw honey in ¼ cup lukewarm water and half lemon juice. Sip this as per requirement and get some relief.
4. As A ProbioticThere are few varieties of honey which contain many friendly bacteria such as 6 species of lactobacilli, 4 species of bifid bacteria, etc. These bacteria have their unique and useful properties due to which honey is used in most of the herbal recipes.
5. Balances Blood Sugar Levels:
Honey if used instead of sugar free sweeteners and sugar improves blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. Diabetics can take honey as an alternative to sugar. Its a safe alternative.
6. Aids Athletic Performance:
Hormones rise while exercising and as such honey is beneficial mixed with sea salt which lowers harmful stress hormones. You can add tulsi tea to help your body to adapt stress and boost athletic endurance.
7. Relieves Hangover:
Honey is packed with fructose which benefits by speeding up the body’s metabolism of alcohol. So, if you’ve had too much alcohol to drink, and are suffering from hangover now, then take a spoon of honey and you’ll feel relaxed soon.
8. Pleasant Night Sleep:
If you wake up frequently during nights, this means your stress hormones levels are out of whack. They should follow the natural peaks and dips but when they go out of control, you become abnormal. Sprinkle little bit of sugar and salt on your tongue and sleep during these wakeup in the middle of the night since these two ingredients combat these hormones levels to reduce.
9. Repair Damaged Hair.
Honey is a great natural conditioner. You can simply add a teaspoon of the stuff to your regular shampoo to smooth your damaged locks. You can also combine it with olive oil for a deeper conditioning. Let it soak for 20 minutes with your hair wrapped in a towel before shampooing as usual.
10. Face Wash For Clear Skin:
Once you start using honey to clean your face, you’ll love it enough to dump your face wash. It reduces acne and sebum production. The natural antibacterial and healing properties in it soothes and clarifies skin.