5 Unexpected Uses for Honey to Heal and Soothe

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Honey Can Unexpectantly Heal and Soothe

We all know honey is commonly used as a sweetener for drinks and delicious recipes. It’s made of 70-80% of sugar; the rest is water and minerals great for the body. But honey also is known for healing qualities and can be used for home remedies for skin irritations and other medical needs. Honey can soothe a painful sore throat, and it can calm down skin irritations as well. What else can you use honey for? Here are five ways honey can help improve overall health and skin irritations:

 

Burns

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Honey has been used to soothe and heal burns for decades and beyond. Some say honey can soothe the pain and quicken healing time of 1st-degree burns.

 

Memory

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A helpful home remedy to improve both short- and long-term memory is with the use of honey. This is especially true in menopausal and postmenopausal women.

 

Diabetes

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Honey has a sweeter taste than sugar and is a better option than sugar when it comes to eating healthy. It’s true; honey has a lower glycemic index than sugar, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels the way table sugar will.

 

Cancer

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Some say honey can help and prevent disease with its antioxidant properties. Few studies have been done but those that have lean in favor of the use of honey to help keep cancer and disease away.

 

Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids are annoying and painful. Itching and pain in the anus can interrupt your daily activities and routine. If you’re looking for a home remedy, honey right from the pantry can help.  Mix honey, olive oil, and beeswax as a topical treatment to reduce bleeding and irritation.

 

Wounds and Ulcers

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Honey is an excellent home remedy to soothe the pain from small wounds and skin ulcers. Some say natural honey can sterilize wounds to prevent infection. It can also reduce odor from sores and promote quick healing. Be sure to check with a doctor though if your injury is severe and lasts for more than a 2-3 days.

 

Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a common skin condition. Many people suffer from redness, blisters, and itching after being diagnosed. It’s usually treated with topical creams and prescriptions, but honey can help too! Mix honey, olive oil, and beeswax and watch the redness, scaling, and itching go away!

There you have it! Five ways honey can soothe and heal skin irritations and pain. Do you use honey for home remedies? Please share with us in the comments below. We’d love to swap home remedies with you!

 

 

 

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Shannon is the Owner of Detroit Mommies and is a lifestyle blogger of 16 years. She is the CEO of The Lazov Agency, Glameselle Beauty, and the owner of Glamorousmoms.com and Detroitfashionnews.com. Shannon is also the Founder & President of The Glamorous Moms Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports women and children rebuilding their lives from poverty, illness, human trafficking, addiction, and domestic violence. She is big on spreading love to those who need it most and loves to connect with other parents.
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