HONEY: Unusual uses you need to know about

Honey is known world wide for its unique sweet taste and is used in tea and in a wide variety of foods. There have many benefits associated with the consumption of honey, from being a sweetner to helping weight loss and so many more benefits.

However, there are a ton of unusual uses that many people don’t know about. It’s time to change that.

Burns

Honey has been used as a salve to heal burns and prevent infections in situations where no other remedy is available. The results after application show that this simple sweetner can reduce burn healing time, as it soothes the affected area(s).

Diabetes

It has a sweeter taste than sugar and may help you use less sweetener on foods. This makes honey a better option than sugar. By swapping honey for pure sugar, an effective way to keep blood sugar levels steady has been naturally created.

Wounds and ulcers

It can sterilize wounds and promote healing, and also reduce pain, odor, and wound size. It can also treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and long-term ulcers and wounds after surgery. It’s best advised to consult your doctor before proceeding.

Hangover helper

Due to honey’s high fructose content, consuming a spoonful of honey or drinking a tea (even better as you’ll get much needed hydration) with honey helps your body digest alcohol more rapidly, thereby helping you to avoid a morning hangover or helping it disappear faster.

Honey as a face scrub

Unlike most facial products that contain a mixture of different chemicals, honey is natural and has antibiotic properties which clear off dead skin cells and remove bacteria and impurities from our skin.

Puts insomnia to bed

Insomnia got you down? Time to sleep and it just doesn’t want to come? Try a bit of honey before you go to sleep, sugars in honey releases serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter. So it’s easier for you to go to bed and get some shut eye.

Neutralizes bad breath

Bad breath is something everyone seriously tries to avoid. Honey’s antibacterial properties are also useful in taking down a smelly mouth and neutralizing the effects.

Eases discomfort during pregnancy

Every woman experiences pain during pregnancy, it’s unavoidable. But this unusual use for honey can help relieve heartburn and morning sickness. Honey mixed with milk can help neutralize excessive stomach acid, especially useful before bed.

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