The benefits of honey
From ancient times people have used honey as a natural treatment for various illnesses and disease. The vitamins and minerals present in its composition make it a complete natural medicine, to be used by children, adults and old people. The benefits of honey make it a dessert and a remedy at the same time.
AcneAcne is a problem for both teenagers and adults. Honey can help people get rid of this tedious problem in less than two weeks, by using the following natural treatment:
Step OneMake a mixture that consists of three teaspoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon.
Step twoApply the mixture on your face before going to bed and then wash your face with clean water the next morning. If you want to get rid of an annoying pimple just before going out you can use this simple but efficient remedy: mix half a mug of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, then with the help of a cotton ball apply the mixture directly on the problematic area; press the area with the help of the cotton ball for several minutes, in order to moisture it; with the help of another clean cotton ball, apply honey on the irritated area for about ten minutes and then remove it with gently by using a dry, clean towel.
Alopecia (hair loss)For those who suffer from alopecia or sever losses of hair, the specialists recommend the following home remedy: apply on the scalp and on the hair a mixture consisting in heated olive oil, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon; the mixture is kept for about 15 minutes and then the hair is washed and rinsed with warm water.
ArthritisThe benefits of honey can be used in order to treat arthritis. Thus, a teaspoon of honey is mixed with two teaspoons of warm water and a pinch of cinnamon. The result is a brown colored mixture that will reduce pain in a few minutes. The patients suffering from arthritis can drink a mug of warm water, honey and cinnamon twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. It is said that if this natural home remedy is followed regularly it can even cure chronic arthritis.
CholesterolA high cholesterol level can be treated with the help of honey, as well. Thus, two teaspoons of honey are mixed with three teaspoons of cinnamon, in a mug filled with tea. It is claimed that this mixture reduces with approximately 10% the level of the cholesterol in the blood, within a short period of time. Honey taken daily, reduces the level of cholesterol. Moreover, a honey based breakfast reduces the chances of a heart attack.
Stomach achesPeople living in India and Japan are highly aware of the benefits of honey. Therefore, they use a mixture of honey and cinnamon to prevent stomach aches, ulcer and bloating. If a mixture of honey and cinnamon is taken just before any meal, than even the most fatty dishes can be eaten, since there will be no digestion problems. Another remedy used for stomach aches consists in mixing a teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of lemon juice in a glass filled with lukewarm water. The mixture has to be drunk on empty stomach.
Headaches and migrainesTwo teaspoons of honey taken during meals can prevent headaches and migraines. If you already have a migraine, then the following remedy can be very useful: a teaspoon of honey is mixed warm water in a half filled glass. The whole process can be repeated after twenty minutes if the ache persists.
HypertensionIn order to treat this health problem, it is necessary to daily consume a mixture formed of a teaspoon of honey, cumin and ginger. The researchers have observed that this natural mixture decreases the arterial tension.
IndigestionHoney determines the transformation of fructose into glucose, thus honey is more easily digested. Honey improves the functioning of kidneys and liver and it is extremely efficient in fighting a slow bowel transit and constipation. Thus, it is very healthy to consume a mixture formed of honey and apple vinegar.
Immune system strengtheningHoney eaten daily strengthens the white globules and thus our organism can fight different diseases and bacteria. Honey has in its composition a high level of iron and therefore it is used in curing anemia. It also improves blood circulation and prevents hair loss.
InsomniaA mug of warm milk with a bit of honey represents an excellent remedy against insomnia. This remedy has to be applied in the evening, before going to bed.
InfertilityThis problem used to be treated with the help of honey in ancient times. It was used to treat mainly men's infertility. Impotence can be cured by taking two teaspoons of honey before bedtime. A mixture formed of cinnamon and honey, applied on a woman's gums the whole day, will help her to conceive a healthy baby.
OsteoporosisIt is advisable to daily consume a teaspoon of honey after your 50th birthday in order to prevent osteoporosis.
Chronic fatigueChronic fatigue can be treated with the help of honey. Half teaspoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon mixed in glass of warm water, taken daily in the morning and in the afternoon will increase your vitality within a week.
ParalysisHoney mixed with a bit o boiled rice can be used to treat partial face paralysis.
Hearing lossDaily consumption of cinnamon powder mixed with a teaspoon of honey can prevent hearing loss especially when approaching old age.
Weight lossThe benefits of honey can help you lose those surplus pounds that you hate so much and you cannot get rid of. In order to do this you have to drink twice a day, in the morning and evening, a mug of hot water in which you have previously mixed honey and cinnamon. It is said that this combination has helped even the fattest patients since honey hinders fats accumulation.
ColdA teaspoon of honey mixes with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon can be used to cure chronic cough and to clean the sinuses. For the same purpose you can use a mixture of whiskey, honey and lemon juice.
Bad smelling breathThe benefits of honey can be used in order to obtain a fresh breath. With the help of a daily gargle with honey and cinnamon your problems will disappear.
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