How to use honey: from body care to skin care and hair care, here are several recipes to make the most of the therapeutic properties of this extraordinary natural ingredient.
In addition to being an extraordinary food in the kitchen, honey is a valid ingredient in body care and beauty treatments; it is effective against sore throats, coughs, colds, to moisturize the skin, to heal wounds ...
On this page we will show you some uses of this precious food and how to exploit its beneficial properties to take care of your body in a natural way.
What honey to choose?
The best known honey is certainly the "Millefiori", widely used as a sweetener instead of sugar. Although it is the most common type, in reality there are different types of honey. For this reason it is important to be able to recognize the properties of each one to choose the one that best suits our use.
In any case, it is good to choose a type of raw honey, which has not been subjected to high temperatures; this can be verified by its solidification or crystallization. To make it liquid, just put it in a water bath at home. To make sure there are no preservatives or other chemicals, you need to opt for a high quality, natural and organic honey.
How to use honey, recipes
To heal wounds
In case of wounds or burns it is possible to resort to honey; it will be enough to apply a little on the wound to benefit from its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal action. Honey is also able to reduce skin irritation and promote the healing of a wound. Just let the honey dry on the wound and repeat the application until complete healing.
To make a skin mask
Honey proves to be an effective product in moisturizing the skin; Compared to classic oils, honey fights dry skin without making it greasy. It is therefore the ideal ingredient for making a mask suitable for any type of skin: dry, combination and oily. Even skin with acne problems can benefit from honey, thanks to its antibacterial action.
For application, just cover the face with a layer of honey, leave it on for half an hour, then rinse with warm water.
To prepare a natural shampoo
Even those who prefer natural shampoo for hair care can resort to honey. Just add a large spoonful of honey to be diluted in 250 ml of water; we will get an extraordinary shampoo, 100% natural: it fights dandruff, keeps the hair hydrated making it shiny and soft.
To make syrups
Honey is the best natural ally against cough; it is the perfect ingredient to make a natural syrup, without having to resort to sugar.
To enhance the therapeutic effect of this syrup, we can add a lemon or orange peel, or some ginger and cinnamon
To regulate the intestine
Honey is very effective as a laxative and is also able to fight intestinal parasites.
To enhance its properties, it will be sufficient to drink a glass of hot water every morning on an empty stomach with a spoonful of honey and one of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
To aid digestion
Honey is counted as a natural remedy in the treatment of various digestive problems including acidity and gastric ulcer. According to experts, apples are able to regulate the secretion of gastric juices.
Before lunch, we can drink a raw potato smoothie with a teaspoon of honey, an excellent remedy for ulcers and hyperacidity.
Also according to the experts, honey is able to fight, in a progressive way, the insufficiencies of the liver and gall bladder; for this reason, it is a food that improves digestion.
To sleep better
Those suffering from stress and insomnia can resort to honey; in addition to having a significant amount of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, it is also rich in sugars that increase insulin levels naturally by producing serotonin, a molecule capable of giving you a feeling of relaxation; for example, you can drink a cup of milk with a teaspoon of honey in the evening before going to bed.
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