Hidden Health Benefits of Honey
For centuries, honey has been used around the world as an all-encompassing natural treatment method. For everything from irritating skin conditions and antiseptic wound care, to allergy relief and anti-inflammatory prescriptions, honey has held its place firmly in the cultures of the Chinese and Japanese, as well as Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans.
With all of the scientific advances in modern medicine today, many people seek a prescription or over-the-counter treatment when they suffer from a burn, a cut, a cough, or allergies, but the answer to resolving these ailments quickly, simply, and naturally may be as easy as that jar of all-natural honey you have been using on your toast or in your tea.
Check out these hidden health benefits of honey:
- Antiviral and Antiseptic
- Respiratory aid
- Wound care
- Skin repair
- Hair care
With tons of vitamins and minerals that the body is able to use to heal and promote optimal health, honey not only helps the body overcome the bumps, bruises, and illnesses that can strike at any time, but also helps the body achieve and maintain a level of health that can help to stave off future illnesses.
Honey is also being studied to determine how it is capable of soothing respiratory conditions like coughs, colds, and allergies, while also being able to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria and possibly help maintain blood health by supporting the body’s production of blood cells and maintaining a toxin-free blood stream.
From sun burns to steam burns, rashes to dry skin, and infections to ulcers, skin conditions of all kinds can be treated with honey. For hundreds of years, wounds of sorts have been sterilized, soaked with honey, wrapped, and maintained for 12-36 hours at a time, replacing the wraps and repeating the process until healed.
This same process can be used today to maintain an all-natural anti-septic environment around and within the wound that can remain protected from bacteria, viruses, and microbes. Honey can also relieve one condition that plagues both men and women: hair loss. Surprising as it may be, new studies are being performed to look into the ability of honey (whose skin-regenerating nutrients are obviously able to be used by the body for other purposes) as a possible treatment method for naturally repairing hair follicles and promoting the growth of healthy hair.
So, the next time you find yourself fighting off the flu, suffering a skin condition, or simply wanting to maximize your health naturally, opt for all-natural honey as your best treatment option and start reaping the benefits that cultures around the world have been enjoying for years!
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