Have you ever wondered why honey is one of those all-around go-to’s in a traditional herbalist’s toolkit? Today we’ll be exploring why honey is so great (it really is!), and I’ll be sharing 4 great new ways to use honey with you.
Growing up, I had heard the tales of how raw honey was one of nature’s multifaceted healers. As an anti-viral and antibiotic, I dreamed of the possibilities I could use it with. The healing benefits of honey seemed too far and too great to be true.
Why did it seem too good to be true? Because I grew up in a family of physicians, which meant that everything was approached with a drug for a treatment. So honey as an antibiotic seemed a little out there for me at the time.
However, now, I truly believe that every person and every thing on this planet has an explicit purpose for us, and that so many herbs and other natural remedies are a gift. Honey has a superpower that can help us heal from within while helping us heal our bodies physically as well.
Learn some new tips and tricks below!
4 Great New Ways to Use Honey That You Never Thought of Before:
1. Placing honey on a wound
Scraped your elbow? The kids fall down? Placing honey over a wound (after washing and disinfecting it), and then wrapping it with a bandage can help speed up the healing process. It also gives trace vitamins and minerals to the sore spot.
2. In a salad dressing
Want to switch up your salad dressings? You can add honey to them to a sweet taste (and take out that vinegar!). Here is a recipe for an easy salad dressing with honey in it that is both nourishing and delicious.
3. As a Sinus Decongestant
Got a stuffy head? Try mixing a little bit of honey and ginger in warm water and sipping a few cups of it throughout the day in addition to your glass of lemon water.
4. In a Face Mask
You can mix honey with turmeric together (1 teaspoon of each) and voila! You have an easy DIY mask that’s super beneficial for your pores. Leave on for 5-20 minutes and then wipe off with a damp cloth.