Sunday, May 31, 2009

Need a Fix?


Some honey blends may contain spores that, while harmless to healthy adults and older children, could prove fatal to infants!

Honey is an old folk remedy for upset tummies and dyspepsia; modern scientific studies back this up. Honey has been shown to stop the growth of H.pylori...the bacterium implicated in stomach ulcers!
Here's a few things you can do with it:

Insomnia- A glass of warm milk and tablespoon of honey.
Pack a wound with it...kills staph! Promotes healing, reduces swelling and helps prevent scaring!
Treat a burn with it by running it under cold water then applying a thin film of honey and applying a light gauze dressing over it. Works on sunburn as well!
Honey calms the itch of Chicken Pox...
Apply to Acne...kills the infection of those pesky staph germs.
Use as a facial moisturizer...
Lip gloss! Equal parts honey and petroleum jelly.
Eczema, ringworm, psoriasis and even hair loss...
Asthma...1teaspoon honey mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon at bedtime. Scientific research proves that honey is an effective treatment for upper respiratory infections. One study found that a Single bedtime dose of buckwheat honey effectively treated sleep problems and nighttime coughing...Given FDA warnings about commercial medications...honey is a safe and effective solution...BUT NEVER UNDER AGE 2!!!
Sore throat remedy...Boil a lemon for 3 minutes, then squeeze the juice into an equal part of honey and drink.
Seasonal Allergies...Start early in the season by chewing honeycomb! Helps get rid of stuffiness and headache.
Hangovers....HAhaaa...True! The high fructose content helps the liver oxidize alcohol and the honey won't irritate your stomach!
Use in the shower or bath! Rub it on as you would kills germs on the skin!
Honey never spoils! It Can loose some of its healing power if mistreated though...Keep honey in a cool dark place!
Raw is BEST! as are the darker buckwheat, tupelo or sage. Can't find those? Just make sure it's dark and raw!
Well I hope this has been helpful...I already use it for some of these things but I'll also be trying it on the rest of them...All Except Hangover...Don't get many of those these days!!HAhaaa...
Happy Sunday to you!!

Some info taken from Good Old Days magazine


Brit. (lille meg) said...

I don't like honey at all! Only the smell is not good, and not the taste either!
But I have heard that it shall be healthy........
Have a wonderful day, my friend! :-)

Donna said...

Brit!! Really? WoW! Not many people Don't like honey!lolol...But happy Sunday!!hughugs

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! Lots of info I did not know about honey!

I DO like the taste but don't often eat it! I don't know why that is!!!


Anonymous said...

this is a brilliant post, Donna! Unfortunately, I don't like honey much but if it cures Ringworm I might grin and bear it!!

CJ xx

Amanda said...

Who new how much honey could actually do?!
None of us like it though in our home though!
Hope you had a great weekend Donna,
Amanda x

kimberly said...

my mom used honey for everything........and i mean everything...only sad part.....i can't stand the smell or taste of it, as hard as i try to get past it!!! bummer! :)

Lynn said...

I had no idea there were so many uses for honey. I love natural remedies and am making a copy of your post for future reference.

SOUL said...

well, who knew?
i kew about the under age 2 thing.. but not all the other stuff. hmm
aren't you the wealth of knowledge today? :))
hope your day is good

dabrah said...

Honey is wonderful. I knew a few of those remedies, but not all of them. I always try and have at least one teaspoon of honey each day.

Janice said...

How very interesting. I'll have to keep all of this info in mind.

Donna said...

How cool! If I tried that lip gloss, I would be licking my lips all the time, LOL!

Donna said...

Junie- Me too! But I'll be using it more often! Prices of things seem to be going Up!!hughugs

Crystal- They say it does..if you get it from the lambs you can be our tester!!hahaa!!hughugs

Amanda-WHAT??? No Like Honey???hahaa...well, just don't eat it...hughugs

KIM! You TOO???Hahaa...this is TOO much for this old southern gal...hughugs

Lynn-GOOD for You!!hughugs

Soul-I ammmm....Hahaaa...why aren't you fishing?!!!hughugs

Dabrah- Taste wonderful! I'll start taking it everyday! Fun video on Hoolie!!hughugs

Butterfly- Comes in handy! Happy night girl!hughugs

Donna! OR hubby would be!!Hahaa...hughugs

Jeanette said...

Hmmm.. I didn't know honey could soothe a time I burn myself, which won't be too soon I hope, I will give it a try!

♥Rosie♥ said...

How do you do it Donna - yet another very informative post! Gosh learnt loads here about honey. Mind you I just adore the stuff sweet tooth that I have ;0)

Have a great week too sweetie hugshugs xoxoxox

Brenda said...

I like a little honey in a cup of tea, and to smear a little on some hot cornbread. :-)

Donna said...

Rosie! Maybe this calls for a Honey Bun!!Hahaa...hughugs

Brenda- Gads that sounds GOOD about now!! Happy day Girl!hughugs

jenn said...

That's interesting. Who knew? I could have used this info a few weeks ago when I was burnt to a crisp!

Crystal said...

HEY!! I could have tried this for the sunburns the other weekend!!