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Honey

Natural honey

Honey isn't technically an herb, but it is made from plants by industrious bees. It is not only a tasty natural sweetener, it is also antibacterial, and it has successfully been used for centuries to heal all sorts of ailments. Studies are showing that it is very beneficial for many ailments, even those that are resistant to modern pharmaceutical medications. Medicinal honey is sold in pharmacies in Australia. It is raw and unprocessed, containing all the natural enzymes nature intended.

 

Key Medicinal Uses

Internally - Honey is effective against internal bacteria like Helicobacter pylori, the culprit responsible for many stomach ulcers. It can also fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like the MRSA virus. It can help relieve hangovers and provides energy. It enhances the digestive system. If you eat local honey every day beginning a month before seasonal allergies begin, it is believed to lessen your symptoms by up to 80%.

Externally – Honey can be applied to wounds and burns to help them heal quickly without scarring. It keeps sterile wounds sterile until they heal. It also helps infected wounds become sterile within a week. It removes dead tissues from wounds that are difficult to heal. As it is diluted by the fluids from the wounds, it creates its own hydrogen peroxide, which helps disinfect the area. It reduces inflammation and soothes pain. It is good for sore throats, cracked nipples (be sure to wash it off before nursing a baby under the age of one), insomnia and diarrhea.

Other Uses – Honey can be applied as a facial mask to moisturize the skin and remove wrinkles. It also helps your complexion. It is nutritious and contains many enzymes that help the body.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement

It can be combined with many herbs in teas or water. A common favorite for sore throats is to mix with lemon juice in warm water.

Parts Used

Liquid – the sweet, syrupy liquid produced by bees. Other things that are used medicinally that are produced by bees include royal jelly and propolis.

Cautions

Diabetics can also benefit from using it, but they must be cautious not to overdo it with the natural sugar.

Preparation and Dosage

For an internal disinfectant, take several tablespoons daily. To aid digestion, take a tablespoonful before every meal. For insomnia, add 2 tablespoons of honey to the juice of a lemon and an orange. Use dark honey if possible for this remedy. For diarrhea, mix 4 large tablespoons with 8 ounces of water. For seasonal allergies, begin taking a tablespoon after each meal a month before you expect to begin sneezing. Continue this every day throughout allergy season.

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