Honey

Honey

Honey is one of God’s naturally healing (and great tasting) foods. I had heard of a few “medically-related” uses for honey, but here I’ve included some more that I found on www.health.com:

Allergies – Eating a teaspoon of LOCAL honey every day has been shown to help with seasonal allergies.
Mender – Rub honey on minor scrapes, cuts, and burns for a natural “antibiotic ointment.” Apply twice per day
Cough Soother – Mix 2 teaspoons honey with hot tea (adding lemon juice helps, too) to help soothe coughs and sore throats as it thins mucous.
Body Polisher – Mix together: 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 cup raw sugar, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Rub onto wet skin, then rinse. This will help soften and exfoliate your skin.
Emergency Medicine – Honey is one of the best ways to help bring a diabetic’s blood sugar UP if it is too low. It’s carbohydrate components are so easily digested they can even be absorbed through the cheeks if a person is unconscious. Note: Before using honey in this way (i.e. if a diabetic passes out), FIRST call 911 and check their blood sugar to make sure it is low, not high!
Warning: Honey has been shown to carry botulism spores, so don’t feed it to children under 2 years old.