Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Healing Power of Honey

Not just a treat with tea, this sweet stuff can soft skin, heal cuts, and MORE!
1) Hangover Helper - Party too hard? Spoon a few tablespoons of honey on toast to feel better fast. Honey is loaded with fructose which speeds of metabolism of a alcohol.
2) Boo-Boo Mender - Honey has antibacterial properties and is proven to speed up healing, so treat minor scrapes, cuts, or burns to a touch of honey. Apply twice a day for best results.
3) Cough Soother - For a nagging cough or scratchy throat that threatens to keep you (or your kids) up at night, try 2 teaspoons of honey. (not for children under the age of 1) Honey coats the throat and helps thin mucus.
4) Body Polisher - You can get soft and smooth feeling skin with this gentle, natural exfoliating body scrub. Mix 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 cup raw sugar, and 1/4 cup olive oil; rub the mixture into wet skin, then rinse off.
Source: Health.com

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