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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HONEY: IT'S NOT JUST FOR BISCUITS


After mulling around as to what types of things to post, I decided I will do a little research on things I've been wondering about. With all the talk of the economy and health care, I feel it is beneficial to at least be familiar with natural remedies, should a doctor not be in the house. The benefits of natural medicine may outweigh the side effects of traditional medicine. I have not tried any of these natural remedies for honey, but if the grid goes down, and there is no medical professional around for basic ailments or first aid, you can bet I will try these remedies with prayer and hope they work.



The use of honey has been around for thousands of years. Honey is used as a sweetener in foods and also is used in alternative medicine. The storage of honey takes no effort and has an indefinite shelf life. Honey can be stored in glass, plastic or metal and can be stored in your pantry or root cellar. The best temperature to store honey is less than 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Over time, honey may crystallize. To reliquify honey heat the entire contents and get what you need. You will need to do this every time you need honey as it will recrystallize when cooled. You may lose some of the nutrients over time, by heating and reheating.


NOTE: I am not a medical professional and this should not take the place of doctors advice. Consult with your doctor before trying natural medicine.


TOOTHACHE:

Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.


CHOLESTEROL:

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complains of cholesterol.


COLDS:

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.


GAS:

According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.


IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.


INDIGESTION:

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.


INFLUENZA:

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.


LONGEVITY:

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.


PIMPLES:

Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


SKIN INFECTIONS:

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.


WEIGHT LOSS:

Daily in the morning 1/2hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.


FATIGUE:

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton who has done research says that half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.


BAD BREATH:

People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.



Info for this post can be found at: The Encyclopedia of Country Living and at

1stholistic.com/Reading/health/health-honey-and-cinnamon.htm



I will be helping out here at Ohio Preppers and If there is anything you would like researched or talked about on this website, please do not hesitate to say so. Also, I would urge everyone to pay attention to the news, as things are changing fast globally, nationally, and statewide. Research and gather all the information you can and print it out and put it in a notebook, folder, etc…


God Bless,

Shelly

9 comments:

American Prepper said...

Thanks for joining the Ohio Preppers Network Shelly. Great first post! I read somewhere that there's also a natural recipe for toothpaste using honey. I wish I could remember who wrote the article.

Worn Out said...

Welcome Shelly! Great post, can't wait to see more!

matthiasj said...

Welcome Shelly! It's great to have you here! Great article BTW. It's amazing how many uses there are for honey.

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Andrea said...

I've *heard* that honey is also good for treating bedwetting. Something about the honey preventing spasms in little kids bladders. I don't know.

I told a friend of mine who had trouble conceiving that honey was good for infertility so she started taking 2 teaspoons a day in her tea. I know. Shame on me for fibbing, but sometimes all you need is hope. Did I mention her baby is 5 months old now?

Anonymous said...

Thank You everyone. My goal is to find as many resources with things regularly found in the home. I did not realize how beneficial honey is to the body, as well as aiding in the use of alternative medicine.

Andrea, hope or honey, I'm glad your friend was able to conceive a bundle of joy.

American Prepper, There are recipes out there for honey toothpaste, but some of the ingredients that went with it, seemed too
complicated to me. If I find a simple recipe I will pass it on.

Thanks again, it was great knowing people are out there.-Shelly

Pioneer Living said...

Just wanted to say Hi

Anonymous said...

Just make sure it's actual honey, not the corn syrup based stuff off the shelves that most people are familiar with. Read the fine print when getting honey.

Frank Mc said...

As an Ohio beekeeper, I'd just like to say thanks, Shelly. Great post! Welcome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the warm welcome and many comments. Feel free to share suggestions on what you'd like to learn in the world of prepping and I will do my best to deliver.

Shelly

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