10 Healing Uses for Honey
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If you can, get locally produced honey to your area. It increases the benefits of honey on your system, as the article will point out and it helps out the local bee keeper too! Additionally, be very judicious about picking the honey you by in stores, especially supermarkets. Many of the commercially produced brands are heavily spiked with Corn Syrup or other industrial sweeteners and are lousy honey products. Many of the larger producers are using these things ( I personally know of folks who have worked in the industry and who confirm this) because pure honey is getting more and more difficult to obtain and is getting expensive as well.  Knowing your bee keeper is a good thing when purchasing honey these days.



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Thursday, 20 October 2016
10 HOMEMADE HEALING USES FOR HONEY

We know that honey has plenty of uses in beauty recipes to keep our skin nourished and glowing, but did you know the health benefits of honey turn it into a powerful, liquid gold healer? Honey is loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and was even known as a great healing ingredient to ancient Egyptians. From easing allergies to treating wounds, honey has been an ingredient in healing recipes for thousands of years.

10 Healing Uses for Honey

It’s important to know that honey should never be given to infants under 12 months. Honey does contain a bacteria that can cause breathing problems and muscle weakness, and infants do not have the mature digestive system that kids and adults do to handle it. [Emphasis Mine..very important!]
When used properly, however, it’s a great ingredient to not only keep in your kitchen cupboard, but also in your medicine cabinet.

Many researchers believe that honey is extremely underestimated and underutilized, but the only way to know if they will work, is to try!

1. Soothe your cough

One of the most known uses for honey is to treat a persistent cough due to allergies or a cold. According to a 2012 study in Pediatrics, a couple teaspoons of honey can alleviate a cough as it coats the throat and protects nerve endings that control coughing. Save your money on cough syrup and try out some natural honey next time you suffer from a minor cough.


2. Get a good night’s sleep

Like pure sugar, honey produces serotonin and a rise in insulin. Rene Ficek, registered dietitian and lead dietitian nutritionist at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating in Chicago, says, “The body converts serotonin into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the length and the quality of sleep.” Next time you have a hard time getting to bed, try adding a little honey to a calming tea, or take it straight up.


3. Treat wounds and burns

A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Surgery found all but one of patients who suffered from wounds and leg ulcers showed improvement after a direct application of honey to the injury. This comes from the antibiotic properties in honey, which can be a natural healer and combat many major bacteria strains.


4. Boost your immunity

The antibacterial and antiviral properties in honey are thought to fight off colds and keep you healthy. And, when you feel a cold coming on, try Dr. Oz’s “Hot Ozzy” by combining 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in a 1/2 cup of hot water.


5. Strengthen brain power

Memory fading? Or just never had a good one? Honey has been thought to potentially help improve your memory. Although not scientifically proven, many people still believe honey can significantly affect the brain’s memory.


6. Energize your body

Need a boost of energy? According to the National Honey Board, honey is rich in carbohydrates, which gives you the fuel you need to get through the day. Carbohydrates maintain muscle gyclogen, which is the most important part of keeping an athlete’s energy high.


7. End dandruff once and for all

Diluted honey (honey with 10 percent water) has been shown to reduce itching and dandruff caused by an excess production of sebum on the scalp. After a three-hour application each day, many people will see and feel the healing effects of honey. And, after weekly applications of honey, those with dandruff are likely to not relapse.


8. Aid digestion

There’s another way to heal your gut. Natural News suggests mixing equal parts honey and apple cider vinegar and dilute with water to promote healthy digestion. And, when you are better able to digest your meals, you can be on a better road to weight loss as well.


9. Calm a bug bite

With spring around the corner, so are the bugs. Luckily, honey can even be used to calm an itchy, red mosquito bite due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Further, it may even prevent infection from an irritated bite, since honey also acts as a natural antibiotic.


10. Fight Allergies

Take a teaspoonful of raw, locally produced honey to combat seasonal allergies, hay fever or colds. It’s important to find local honey, as it is supposed to help your body adapt to the allergens in the environment around you—almost like an allergy shot. Bee pollen has also been shown to help with allergies; Mind Body Green has a great how-to on introducing it to your daily routine leading up to allergy season.
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Too bad honey is disgusting.  Crazy!
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(10-21-2016, 12:23 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: Too bad honey is disgusting.  Crazy!

Huh? How comeHuh?
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I hate honey. I hate everything about it - the stickiness, the smell, the taste, the fact that's essentially bee vomit....

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(10-21-2016, 03:32 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: I hate honey. I hate everything about it - the stickiness, the smell, the taste, the fact that's essentially bee vomit....

Well, I can't eat very much of it, being a Type II Diabetic, but I use it as a sugar substitute. It has many flavors, depending on where it is produced. But ya, it is basically bee vomit, but then what about milk? Excretion of what are basically sweat glands? Or how about yogurt? Partially digested milk fat and protein by bacteria? I mean people eat a lot of nasty stuff...take Limburger Cheese...please TAKE it away!!

I'm not trying to convert you, there are things I can't stand to eat too, but honey, at least most of the varieties, I like and sadly can't eat much of them.
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(10-21-2016, 12:23 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: Too bad honey is disgusting.  Crazy!

(10-21-2016, 03:32 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: I hate honey. I hate everything about it - the stickiness, the smell, the taste, the fact that's essentially bee vomit....

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Now, that's just downright un-American!

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(10-21-2016, 03:42 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(10-21-2016, 03:32 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: I hate honey. I hate everything about it - the stickiness, the smell, the taste, the fact that's essentially bee vomit....

Well, I can't eat very much of it, being a Type II Diabetic, but I use it as a sugar substitute. It has many flavors, depending on where it is produced. But ya, it is basically bee vomit, but then what about milk? Excretion of what are basically sweat glands? Or how about yogurt? Partially digested milk fat and protein by bacteria? I mean people eat a lot of nasty stuff...take Limburger Cheese...please TAKE it away!!

I'm not trying to convert you, there are things I can't stand to eat too, but honey, at least most of the varieties, I like and sadly can't eat much of them.

I'm down with the fermented foods (AKA controlled rotting) because they're very delicious. Smile Also I was icked out when I saw a film about making aged cheese and the mold that grows on them! But also because it was a practical way to extend the life of food prior to refrigeration. Besides, chocolate is a fermented food, and life is just no good without chocolate.

Milk is disgusting if you actually think about it, and really we don't drink it in this house in part for that reason. But we will eat it transformed - yogurt, cheese, etc - because it's no longer it's base constitutants anymore. It's logical to me that it's a better way to consume that product, and living in a house of lactose-intolerant people anyway it's about the only way they can consume them.

Actually, honey and milk are excellent examples of how humans have come to exploit different food sources over the millennia that you'd otherwise think wouldn't be suitable for us. I mean, who's bright idea was it to brave the bees and steal stuff from their hives? Who looked at a cow's udder and said, "well, that looks tasty!"? But it makes perfect sense too - a cow (or goat, or horse, or whatever animal) can extract high-quality calories from even marginal land by human standards by eating the grasses and scrub, places where a human might otherwise starve.

The vegans get all excited and jump up and down saying that we should be using land for growing vegetables instead of grazing animals, but many fail to realize that in many, many parts of the world that's not feasible. The land simply isn't suitable, it's not like North America where we have these huge swathes of arable land. But you know what will "grow" in less-than-ideal places? Animals. That's why we have the relationship we do with them. The problem isn't harvesting animals, but the overharvesting and the overconsumption that is currently endemic. People have no idea how little dairy/meat/animal products we actually need to meet our nutritional requirements.
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Oh, making cheese video. Here's the video I was talking about. It's at the Trappist Monestary near where I live that still makes cheese - a place that will likely be gone in the next few years as no new vocations come in. But it's in the heart of Manitoba dairy country. Hopefully you can watch it outside of Canada (the videos from the site don't embed well, you might have to go the NFP site to watch it).

https://www.nfb.ca/film/monks_secret/
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(10-22-2016, 11:55 AM)PrairieMom Wrote: Oh, making cheese video. Here's the video I was talking about. It's at the Trappist Monestary near where I live that still makes cheese - a place that will likely be gone in the next few years as no new vocations come in. But it's in the heart of Manitoba dairy country. Hopefully you can watch it outside of Canada (the videos from the site don't embed well, you might have to go the NFP site to watch it).

https://www.nfb.ca/film/monks_secret/

I was told by a Trappist Monk that the origin of the mold used in Roquefort Cheese culture came from between the toes of a Trappist Monk! Perhaps that is the source of the smell?
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(10-22-2016, 01:53 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(10-22-2016, 11:55 AM)PrairieMom Wrote: Oh, making cheese video. Here's the video I was talking about. It's at the Trappist Monestary near where I live that still makes cheese - a place that will likely be gone in the next few years as no new vocations come in. But it's in the heart of Manitoba dairy country. Hopefully you can watch it outside of Canada (the videos from the site don't embed well, you might have to go the NFP site to watch it).

https://www.nfb.ca/film/monks_secret/

I was told by a Trappist Monk that the origin of the mold used in Roquefort Cheese culture came from between the toes of a Trappist Monk! Perhaps that is the source of the smell?

I don't know about that, but there are some pretty pungent cheeses out there! My FIL is from Denmark, and they have some exceptionally stinky cheeses over there. And they *never* seem to refrigerate them (nor their beer... yuck!).
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