Raw honey is absolutely amazing. It should be a staple in any kitchen or natural medicine chest. Like raw milk or cheese, raw honey is not pasteurized, maintaining the nutritional and healing properties.
As a sweetener, its nutritional benefits are amazing. Rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, natural antioxidants, enzymes and the very important vitamin B6, it also has a surprisingly low glycemic index, making it a great choice for diabetics.
It is full of useful prebiotics which help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora. It can also help lower cholesterol, improve circulation, aid with sleep and block free radicals and balance homocysteine levels which helps with overall heart health.
Its antibacterial qualities make it a great alternative to antibiotics. A very common and effective remedy for infection or bacterial sickness is a spoonful of raw honey and cinnamon (this is also delicious!). Or, for harsh colds or bad allergies, a tonic made with raw honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and lemon juice can work wonders. Its healing properties will help sooth a sore throat and can even reduce inflammation in conditions such as asthma.
Externally, it can actually be used in a number of ways. Most common, it can be applied to wounds and cuts to kill bacteria and also protect the wound from new bacteria. It will fight off infection and keep the affected area clean.
Raw honey can even help provide relief for with conditions such as mild eczema. Its benefits for the skin, hair and body are many.
It can be used as a simple facial scrub or added to homemade facial masks for luxuriously soft and clean skin. You can even mix raw honey with water as a simple DIY shampoo!
Raw honey can be found at most health food stores and even some major grocers. It is often available in jars, which is a great option if you plan on stocking up on it-which is highly recommended! One of the final and most amazing facts about raw honey is that, if stored properly, it can last virtually forever.
Stock up on some raw honey today, you’ll soon experience all of its amazing uses for yourself!