Can Honey Really Save Your Life?
I am sure everyone has tried honey, but a lot of people don’t realize the importance of honey.
Honey is considered a super food. It is one of the rare foods that can sustain life by itself.
Honey also has medicinal purposes. If you are storing honey, you might want to add more. If you have no honey in your storage, I hope this article will convince you to start.
Let’s start with the health benefits, since they seem to be the most overlooked.
- While researching for this article I was surprised to find that honey was the most popular antibacterial treatment for wounds during the first world war. Hmm, you would think we would have heard more about it since it was used so much.
- Honey has been shown to reduce swelling, scaring, and odor of wounds. It also has been known to help with stomach pains.
For stomach aches you just add one teaspoon of honey and half squeezed lemon to a glass of water and it should go away.
Honey also works great for coughs. I use same recipe as above or just swallow a spoonful. Works great on sore throats.
And now for my favorite, Allergies!! I have really bad allergies and honey is my number one guard against them. It is believed that the pollen in the honey helps build up your immune system to local allergies. I have heard that it is not true or an old wives tale. All I can say is that it works great for me.
Honey is a great food for storage. If stored properly, it lasts forever. Edible honey was actually discovered in an Egyptian tomb. It makes a great substitute for sugar. It can crystallize making it difficult to use, but all you need to do is heat it up and its good as new. We have used the microwave or pot of hot water, both work just fine.
**Find more info on honey here!
**Because of the spores contained in honey, infants under the age of 1 year cannot consume it. While it’s fine for older children and adults, infants under 1 year can contract botulism from honey