Honey in the kitchen.. sure, but honey in your medicine cabinet? Not a place you’d naturally think of honey being. When I heard Dr Angela Hunt talk about the wonders of honey and how we should all be incorporating it into our diets and medicine cabinets…. my ears perked up. “It is truly medicinal” she said, and “honey has incredible antibiotic and immune supporting properties”.
Natural Honey (raw unpasteurized) is widely accepted as food and medicine by all generations, traditions and civilizations, both ancient and modern. Honey has many proven health boosting properties; it’s an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial agent, as well as an immune booster. Raw unpasteurized honey is loaded with vitamins and minerals (ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin; along with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. also includes B vitamins). Honey contains amino acids, antibiotic-rich inhibine, proteins, phenol antioxidants, and micronutrients.
Here are 3 ways to use the health boosting powers of honey
A spoonful a day….has been shown to Boost Immunity. Honey improves your immunity because it increases B and T lymphocytes which are two cellular components of the immune system.
Wounds, cuts and skin rashes
Honey’s incredible antibiotic properties means next time you reach for a tube of antibiotic cream, reach for a jar of honey instead to help cuts, wounds and rashes.
Feeling under the weather with a cold or sore throat?
Start taking honey. Stir it into hot water, or take by the spoonful. Researchers reported in Nature Primary Care Respiratory Journal and the National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, that patients with a sore throat, and cough felt better faster when given honey.