“There emerges from their stomachs (i.e. of bees) a drink of various hues. In it is cure for mankind. What! Do you not reflect (and derive lesson)?” (Qur’aan)
The first recorded use of honey as a medicinal treatment was 3,000 years ago in Egypt. Since then, honey has been found to:
Improve digestion – Use a tablespoon or two to counteract indigestion.
Relieve nausea – Mix honey with ginger and lemon juice to help counteract nausea.
Treat acne – It can be used as a face cleanser to fight off acne and is gentle on all skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently. Leave on for 10 minutes, and then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Improve circulation – Raw honey makes your brain function optimal by strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation.
Reduce insomnia – Add a tablespoon to warm milk to help increase melatonin output and help you sleep.
Provide probiotic support – Raw honey is full of natural probiotics which promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Treat allergies – If sourced locally, raw honey can help reduce seasonal allergies.
Moisturize skin – A spoonful of raw honey mixed with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon can be used as a hydrating lotion.
Treat eczema – Use it as a topical mixture of equal parts of honey and cinnamon.
Reduce inflammation – Raw honey has anti-inflammatory agents that can treat respiratory conditions such as asthma.
Help wounds heal – Raw honey used topically can help speed healing time for mild burns, wounds, rashes and abrasions.
Treat urinary tract infections – Due to its antibacterial properties.
Relieve sore throat – Mix with lemon or peppermint oil for fast acting benefits or add to tea.
14 Jamaadil Awwal 1442 – 29 December 2020