Research in science has proven that honey is packed with antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. So it can be used for health, medicinal and beauty purposes. Here are home remedies with honey that can be used in our daily lives.
Several medical studies over the years
have proved honey to be an excellent cough suppressant. You can take 2
tablespoons of honey 30 minutes before going to sleep at night on a daily basis
up to one week. This will reduce the bouts of cough at night and give you a
peaceful sleep. It reduces the intensity and frequency of cough within a few
hours of consumption.
You could make a cough syrup with sliced
ginger, fresh lemon juice boiled in water. Strain it and use it through the day
for up to 3 times. Mix a spoon of honey to the syrup before consuming each
Mix two tablespoons of honey in a warm glass of water or ginger tea. You can drink this up to four times a day.
Eye lash balm
To prepare the balm, mix 1 teaspoon
honey and 3 teaspoons of castor oil in a sterilized bowl. Place it on a cool
surface for a week and still occasionally until it reaches a smooth
consistency. You can apply it on eyelashes and leave it on for an hour to make
them lush. Use it once a week or as desired.
Face mask for glowing skin
Take an aloe vera leaf, slice it open and scoop out the pulp. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey to it and spread the mixture on your face evenly. Do not rub the mixture on any part of the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rise with water to wash it off.
US National Library of Medicine National
Institutes of Health has confirmed by conducting a study for using honey to treat
dandruff. Mix honey with warm water in a ratio of 90:10. Rub into the scalp by
dividing it in portions to make sure every part of the scalp is covered. Use a
shower cap to cover and leave it on for 3 hours, then rinse. Continue the
treatment on alternate days/ every other day for 4 weeks, post which you can do
it once a week or fortnightly to prevent relapse.
Dry hair treatment
Mix ½ cup honey with ¼ cup olive oil and
apply it as multiple small portions through your hair. Avoid application on the
scalp. Use a shower cap to cover the hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse
and shampoo as usual. Treat once a week for 8 weeks to see the difference.
Avoid daily usage of tools like hair straightener, curler and blow hair dryer
during the treatment.
Honey prevents low white blood corpuscle
count caused by chemotherapy for cancer patients. In a trial conducted by Mayo
Clinic, 40% of cancer patients affected by low white blood cell count had no
further episodes of the condition after taking 2 teaspoons of honey on a daily
basis while undergoing chemotherapy.
These home remedies with honey are not advisable for
infants and children under the age of five years. Home remedies aid for medical
issues and are not a substitute for any prescribed medication for ailments
other than cough, cold and sore throat. If symptoms persist over a week, please
consult a physician.