Wellness Wednesday: 5 Healthy Benefits Honey

  1. Honey bathing for beautiful skin

  2. Conditions damaged hair

  3. Heals cuts, scrapes, and burns

  4. Soothe sore throats and coughs

  5. Relieves Hangovers

Love songs of Egypt convey deep passion and love, using honey as a most wonderful example:

Your love has penetrated all within me
Like honey plunged into water,
Like an odor which penetrates spices.

When her little sycamore begins to speak
The murmur of its leaves
Drips honey in the ear
Its fragrant words taste sweet
Her own hand, as soft and delicate as lotus.

Honey has long been known for use in beauty and skin rejuvenation so consider a relaxing honey bath.  Add 3 tablespoons of honey to 1 cup of hot water and let it dissolve for about 10 minutes then pour into your bath water.

Honey is a great natural hair conditioner. Simply add a teaspoon to your regular shampoo to smooth your damaged hair or combine it with olive oil for a deep conditioning.  Let it soak in for 20 minutes with your hair wrapped in a towel before shampooing as usual.

Honey has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that promote healing. So try honey the next time you get a cut or a minor burn.  Just apply a dash of honey to the affected area and cover with a sterile gauze.

Sore throats and coughs can be relieved with a combination of honey and lemon.  Just add two tablespoons of honey to the juice of one lemon and sip. For the adults, you have the option of adding an ounce of Bourbon for the antibacterial properties … and just because.

With the holiday season upon us a hangover remedy may prove to be useful. Do yourself a favor and make sure to have local honey on hand.  A few tablespoons of honey — which is packed with fructose — will help speed up your body’s metabolism of alcohol.

And remember never give honey to an infant.