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Honey of a Remedy

Honey Remedies‘Tis the season for coughs, sore throats, sneezing, runny noses, dry skin, and chapped lips. People everywhere are spending money on over the counter pharmaceuticals in an attempt to beat the germs this year. While most beekeepers have a wonderful home remedy stored away in jars or buckets just waiting for that little bear to need refilling. You know, that sweet stuff that makes biscuits taste like manna, it also has some other benefits. Honey is a wonderful germ killer(anti-bacterial) that is sometimes overlooked because it doesn’t come in a little Rx bottle. The medicinal values of honey have and are being studied very thoroughly and it seems like the more that people research and experiment the more they realize that Grandma really knew what she was doing when she said to take a spoonful of honey with your medicine.

Honey has such powerful anti-bacterial properties that there have been honey jars found in ancient Egyptian tombs that had not spoiled. Honey has been used in studies to heal wounds and burns that other medications were not able to heal or were only healing slowly. It is affective against many different bacterial infections and is probably the most affordable natural remedy on the market. I’m not saying Honey is a cure and you should still consult a doctor if you are experiencing serious problems but if you start to feel a little rough around the edges, honey can smooth it out. There are tons of recipes for home remedies all over the internet but I’d like to share some of our family favorites with you guys. I can testify that these do work and don’t have any side effects.

Honey and Vinegar for a cold:
My family uses a mixture of 1 part honey and 1 part apple cider vinegar when we get that blah feeling accompanied by a runny nose or sore throat. It doesn’t taste the greatest, thanks to the vinegar, but 9 times out of 10 it wards off whatever was trying invade our system. We usually make about a pint at a time and take 1-2 spoonfuls 2-3 times a day or whenever you feel like you need it.

Honey and Lemon for a cough:
To soothe a cough mom always gives us a cup of a warm lemon aid sweetened with Honey. Works like a charm and you just make a cup when ever you need it.

Honey and Oatmeal face wash:
In a small bowl combine ¼ cup of rolled oats and add honey until you reach a desirable consistency. Wash your face with soap then apply the honey and oats. Leave the honey on your face for about 5 minutes. Then rinse off with hot water. It’s really sticky and gooey feeling but it will leave your skin feeling so amazing that I just know you’ll love it as much as I do.

Honey and baking soda body wash:
Combine ¼ cup of baking soda with honey until you reach a desired consistency. Then wash just as you would with your favorite body wash in the shower or bath.

Honey is so much more than just a healthy treat and I hope that you will continue to study more of the many benefits and enjoy them as much as I do.

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