7 Less Known Uses For Honey

For thousands of years, honey has been well-known among natural remedies. Initially associated with its beauty enhancing qualities (no wonder ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra would bathe in milk and honey), honey has over time disclosed other well-kept secrets. Some of them will be presented below here. So here are some less known uses for honey coming via Care2.com

We start with a priority – relieving hangovers. Had a little too much fun last night? A few tablespoons of honey, which is packed with fructose, will help speed up your body’s metabolism of alcohol.

Honey works as a natural antiseptic so use it to heal wounds, cuts, scrapes and burns. Don’t reach for pills the next time you cut or burn yourself — simply apply honey to the affected area and the sore will visibly decrease.

A sore throat can throw you off your feet. Combine honey with the juice of one lemon and drink. It works like a wonder!

We do hope you will never have to use this trick, but if you do, combine equal parts honey, vinegar and water and drink. The combination of these three ingredients is the perfect parasite killer.

For those who care about their image, here is an easy recipe to condition damaged hair. Honey is a great natural conditioner. You can simply add a teaspoon of the stuff to your regular shampoo to smooth your damaged locks. You can also combine it with olive oil for a deeper conditioning. Let it soak for 20 minutes with your hair wrapped in a towel before shampooing as usual.

Since we mentioned Queen Cleopatra’s beautifying habits, you too can relax your body and soak your skin in a soothing bath at the end of a hard day. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to 1 cup of hot water and let it dissolve for about 10 minutes. Add 2 or 3 drops of lavender essential oil and add it to your bath.

Substitute honey for sugar in baking. For every cup of sugar a recipe calls for, replace it with 3/4 cup of honey. For best results, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and reduce another liquid in your recipe by 1/4 cup. Also, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees.

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