Daadima’s around the world love honey for its magical effects. Because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties, honey is touted everywhere as a healing agent. Would you like to see what are some of the different ways you can use honey for your overall health? Tap into grandma’s wisdom and read these 8 effective ways to introduce honey to your life.
Cinnamon and Honey: Cold
Feel that cold coming? Try this super effective remedy to suppress cough and have a good night’s sleep. Both these ingredients have the ability to fight bacteria on their own and decrease inflammation. Combining these two elements together may also help in treating diabetes-related foot ulcers.
Just mix 1 tablespoon of honey with ¼ tablespoon of cinnamon powder and eat it once in the morning and once at night.
Ginger Extract, Tulsi Extract, and Honey: Sore Throat
These three ingredients work like magic for a sore throat. Ginger has numerous benefits for your overall wellness. It’s used to treat stomach problems, throat infections, congestion, and so on. Combining it with a medicinal herb like tulsi doubles the benefit.
In a bowl, grate one inch of ginger and extract the juice from it. Take 3 to 5 wet leaves of tulsi and crush them to extract the juice in the same bowl. Now add one teaspoon of honey and mix it all together. Consume the mixture little by little and observe how soon it cures the sore throat.
Honey and Yogurt Face Mask: Acne and Dry Skin
Rich in probiotics, yogurt decreases inflammation and restores the natural ph balance of the skin. When you mix it with honey, it’ll help your skin fight free radicals and reduce the effects of UV rays on your skin. When you use it regularly, your skin will look more hydrated, soft, and glowing.
Clove and Honey
Cloves contain a strong anesthetic called eugenol and they are an age-old solution to toothache. Honey and eugenol are antiseptics that kill infectious germs. Mix clove powder with 1 teaspoon of honey to make a paste. Apply that paste on the hurting tooth and massage it well around the affected area. You’ll see results within no time.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey: Acid Reflux
Good old acid reflux can cause so many other problems like heartburn, sore throat, stomach bloating, and gas. Apple cider vinegar is known to improve digestion. It sounds counterintuitive to use acid for acid reflux but combining it with honey and warm water makes it an effective remedy.
Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey to 30 ml (8 oz) of water and drink it before every meal.
Honey and Lemon Water: Maintaining Healthy Weight
Honey lemon water may help in reducing weight. And if you choose to hydrate yourself with this water, it can help in maintaining healthy body weight. When you drink lemon water before every meal, it’ll fill you up and eventually reduce the overall calorie intake. Every time you feel the urge to drink something sweet, go for honey lemon water.
Honey and Turmeric: Mouth Ulcers
Don’t you just hate those painful ulcers that prevent you from eating your favorite spicy food? Daadi says Tumeric and honey together enhance the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help you quickly get rid of canker sores. Honey also reduces scarring and accelerates the process of new tissue growth.
Honey and Orange Juice: Anxiety
Who would have thought that our good ol’ honey can combat anxiety? Psychologists, Nutritionists, and dadimas recommend honey which contains anxiolytic agents that reduce the effects of anxiety attacks for the long run (1). Combining honey with orange juice is beneficial because of the antioxidants present in oranges that have a calming effect. Mix one tablespoon of honey in a glass of orange juice and drink it as and when you feel a bit overwhelmed or anxious.
As we are approaching the end of this year, it’s important to start making many healthier choices. One of them could be replacing your normal sugar with honey. Not just your daadi, but the nutritionists also recommend honey for a better and wholesome lifestyle. Give this a try, your life may just become a touch sweeter.