Honey is Nature's Amazing Medicine
The best source for 100% Pure Honey will always be a local beekeeper in your area.
The Lazy Way to Lose Weight
1 cup 8oz Water
1. Use 1 part of cinnamon to 2 parts of raw honey. 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp honey is recommended.
2. Boil 1 cup of water
3. Pour the boiling water on cinnamon. Cover it and let it steep until it is warm enough drink.
4. Add honey when the water is cool/warm. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.
5. Drink 1/2 of this before going to bed. The other half should be covered and refrigerated and drink it in the morning. Do not re-heat it in the morning.
Drink on and empty stomach.
All pure honey granulates - some in a week or so and some not for several years . To liquefy, place the container in very hot water (but not boiling) and let stand until completely liquefied.
Store your honey at room temperature in an air tight container in a dry area preferably in the pantry. Storing in the refrigerator isn’t recommended as it promotes crystallization. The best storage temperature for honey is between 70-80°F, and is best if kept at a constant temperature with minimal fluctuations. All pure honey granulates - some in a week or so and some not for several years. To liquefy, place the container in very hot water (but not boiling) and let stand until completely liquefied
Honey in the Medicine Cabinet
Use to relieve coughs. A tablespoon taken can help relieve the issues that are causing your cough.
Use to relieve allergies. Using raw, locally sourced honey can help your body become immune to those local triggers of allergies. It needs to be sourced in your area. Bee pollen is an even better remedy for this. Take a teaspoon of raw honey a couple of times a day starting a few months prior to allergy season.
Use to relieve sore throats. Combine honey with the juice of one lemon and drink. Using it in tea is a good way to take it, too.
Honey Beauty Aids
Use as a moisturizing body scrub. Mix with sugar to create a body scrub that moisturizes.
Use as a deep hair conditioner. Use 1/2 cup of honey and massage into your scalp, then cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo to remove.
Honey should not be feed to infants or children under one year old.
More than 40 Incredible Health Benefits of Raw Honey
Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
Provides minerals, vitamins, antioxidants
Honey also has its effect on weight Loss, simply drink warm water with lemon and honey on an empty stomach.
Did you know that though honey has more calories than sugar, honey when consumed with warm water helps in digesting the fat stored in your body?
Promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestine
Boosts energy and reduces fatigue
Restores eyesight. Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with carrot juice and consume regularly.
Relieves a sore throat
Prevents heart disease by improving blood flow
Soothes burns, disinfects wounds. Garlic honey, which is just a mixture of honey and garlic, can be applied directly to infected wounds to clean the area
Reduces inflammation and pain
Alkalizes body’s pH
Contains phytonutrients, which possess cancer-preventing and anti-tumor properties
Helps with indigestion and acid reflux
Destroys bacteria causing acne
Prevents low white blood cell count
Counters pollen allergies. Take a teaspoon of raw honey a couple of times a day starting a few months prior to allergy season.
Flushes parasites from liver and colon
A salve made of honey can be applied to eczema with asthma when mixed with black pepper and ginger
For hangovers. Mix 15ml of raw honey with 80ml of orange juice and 70ml of organic yogurt.
Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders
Honey helps build stamina in athletes
Honey and cinnamon can help with Arthritis. Mix one part honey with two parts of luke warm water and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Massage the mixture on the itching part of the body.
Helps with scalp problems and dandruff
Helps with anxiety
Reduces metabolic stress
Helps clear your sinuses. To clear your sinuses, take a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of fresh ginger juice and honey two or three times a day.
Cures toothache. Make a paste of honey and cinnamon and apply on the aching tooth.
Moisturizes skin. Mix a dollop of honey and two tablespoons of warm water and massage the mixture into your skin.
Relieves morning sickness
Helps with hiccups
Reduces hay fever. Take a tablespoon of honey in the morning
Helps with tension headaches. Simply sip on a ½ glass of warm water with a couple of added teaspoons of honey.
Helps with pink eye. Place a teaspoon of honey with a cup of water and heat just enough to melt the honey. Let cool and use an eye dropper drop the mixture in the infected eye.
Leg cramps. Take 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp. of honey each evening before bed.
Reduces cholesterol. Mix two tablespoons of honey and three tablespoons of cinnamon in 16 ounces of tea.
Helps with bad breath. Mix one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon in hot water.
Soften hard water, Just add honey to bath water
Make sure to buy pure raw honey because the heating during manufacturing destroys nutrients and enzymes. Additionally, locally grown raw honey from the area you live is more beneficial as it possesses the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. The best part about it, you don’t have to sacrifice the taste of sweetness by using sugar substitutes, but can actually enjoy eating what you like and be healthy at the same time!!!
ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH HONEY?
The optimum recommended daily consumption of honey is 3 to 5 tablespoons taken in divided doses.
Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey just before bedtime. Another tablespoon should be consumed with breakfast in the morning, and another tablespoon or two is recommended before and after any period of exercise during the day.
Adding a few tablespoons to your daily routine will make a big difference in your overall health.
Overall you will sleep better & longer
Your Memory consolidation and recall will improve
Your blood sugar levels will stabilize
You will awaken feeling more rested
HONEY & SLEEP
Honey is the perfect food to provide energy for th brain during the night fast because it ensures that recovery physiology can continue uninterrupted. The primary reasons for this are simple and straightforward.
Honey packs a dense caloric load: a small amount provides relatively large amount of energy.
Honey presents the gut with a low digestive burden. Absorption into the blood stream is rapid, leaving the GI (gastrointestinal) tract quiet for the night.
Honey ingestion results in immediate formation of liver glycogen, which fuels the brain during the night fast.
HONEY & DIABETES
Honey consumption regulates blood sugar, reducing the high and preventing the low, and regular honey consumption results in lower average blood sugar levels. After ingestion, honey is rapidly absorbed and converted into glycogen in the liver, thus removing glucose from the circulation and lowering blood sugar levels.
The effect of honey on blood sugar levels is due to its ideal combination of fructose and glucose - a unique composition that facilitates the direct formation of liver glycogen and lowers blood sugar levels. Lower blood sugar levels mean a lessened demand for and release of insulin, thus accounting for a stabilization of blood sugar within the circulation.
Honey consumption before bedtime also limits the production and release of cortisol during the night. Cortisol is an adrenal hormone present during rest to ensure that circulating blood sugar levels remain adequate to fuel the brain during sleep. When liver glycogen levels are adequate, cortisol is not needed for this function. A reduction in cortisol levels means that one experiences less metabolic stress and has a lower risk for the disease and conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome.
HONEY & IMMUNE SYSTEM
Clinical laboratory studies have demonstrated that regular consumption of honey results in elevation of platelet counts, stabilization of hemoglobin levels, and improvements in white blood cell counts - all results that are associated with improved immune system functioning.
HONEY & THE HEART
The human heart never sleeps; it must always recover "on the fly" The most potent risk factor for heart disease is chronic exposure to increase levels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin. Chronically increased levels of adrenaline increase heart rate and blood pressure. Chronically elevated cortisol levels cause hypertension, arrhythmia, stroke and atherosclerosis. Honey consumption reduce metabolic stress during rest, thus reducing the stress on the heart while it is recovering. Honey also reduces chronic cortisol and adrenalin production and release during the night, thus lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease.
HONEY & DREAMS
The most common and interesting anecdotes reported from those who consume a tablespoon or two of honey before bedtime related to dreams and dream recall. Dreams are more vivid, intense, and colorful.
How long will it take to experience the effects of Honey?
Within a few days, sleep patterns will change and dreams will be more vivid, indicating more restful sleep. And within two to three weeks, blood sugar levels will be more regulated, which will be more obvious to some who are used to experiencing extreme high and low levels.
Sources: The Honey Revolution Restoring the Health of Future Generations Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH and Mike McInnes, MRPS www.thehoneyrevolution.com
The Benefits of Pure Honey
· Honey is a natural sweetener & energy booster
· Honey is a great immunity system builder.
· Honey is a natural remedy for many aliments.
THE BENEFITS OF PURE HONEY
Honey and Cinnamon
Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.
WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts can help restore hearing.
Disclaimer: All information and recipes presented are intended for informational purposes only. Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader. You should address any concerns with an appropriate licensed professional.