Surprising Uses of Honey that You Might Not Know – Honey, often referred as ‘golden liquid’ is a very common item in every household. There are a number of uses of honey. It is used as a natural sweetener. The mild yet fresh ‘sweet’ taste of honey make it a perfect natural sweetener for tea, coffee, sandwiches etc. Honey is one of the oldest natural ingredients. It is said that ancient beauty queen Cleopatra used to soak herself in honey and milk bath. The month of September is known as ‘National Honey Month’ in U.S. Not only that, almost 300 types of honey can be found in United States alone! Honey is known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti fungal properties, as well as it also contains riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12 and C, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium etc. Honey has various health and beauty benefits, and that’s why it has endless uses too. Below, we have listed some of the Surprising Uses of Honey that You Might Not Know.
Surprising Uses of Honey that You Might Not Know
Surprising Uses of Honey #1 – Wash Your Face and Hair
Raw honey or “unpasteurized” honey is way better than the processed ones which we commonly get in the market. If you can get hold of raw honey, use this to wash your face and hair. Throw away the face wash tubes and shampoo bottles, and switch to raw honey. It gently cleanses the skin, soothes it and specially works excellent against acne. When, used as a hair cleanser, it moisturizes the locks, keep them soft and shiny as well as acts as a great scalp cleanser.
Surprising Uses of Honey #2 – Heals Wounds
Honey contains glucose oxidase – an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide which helps to treat wounds. Honey also stimulates tissue growth that aids in faster recovery from wounds. The anti-oxidant properties of honey minimizes the chance of developing infection. Simply put a layer of honey (preferably manuka honey) over the wound and cover the area with a bandage. Raw honey can also be used to treat minor burns.
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Surprising Uses of Honey #3 – Treats Insomnia
One of the surprising uses of honey is to help us sleep better. Honey ensures better sleep by stimulating the release of insulin and it also helps tryptophan to enter the brain. These actions lead to the release of melatonin in the brain, which is vital hormone needed for peaceful sleep.
Surprising Uses of Honey #4 – Reduces the Risk of Diabetes
Including honey in our daily diet minimizes the chance of getting diabetes. Honey, specially raw honey, boosts the production of insulin and decreases hyperglycemia or commonly known as high blood sugar.
Surprising Uses of Honey #5 – Energy Booster
Honey works as a great energy booster. Simply add a tbsp of honey to your cup of tea or juice and you will feel better in no time. Honey is a great source of energy and it is a much better option than processed sugar. Health conscious and fit people prefer including honey in their daily diet as it also helps to lose weight by speeding up metabolism.
Surprising Uses of Honey #6 – Cures Hangover
One of the many surprising uses of honey is to cure weekend hangover. Instead of an aspirin, reach out for a bottle of honey. It can help to remove the last trace of alcohol from the system, because it contains fructose which helps to metabolize alcohol. It also provides the extra boost of energy. All you have to do it put some honey on your toast or add some honey to your tea or juice.
Surprising Uses of Honey #7 – Boosts Memory
Honey is very effective in improving our memory – both short term and long term. Tualang honey, which is the wild rainforest honey from Malaysia, is particularly most beneficial in boosting memory. Take 1-2 tbsp of honey either in the morning or at night on regular basis for best result.
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So these were few Surprising Uses of Honey that many of us are not aware of. Do you know any such unusual use of honey? Share with us in the comment box below.
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