|15 Alternative Uses for Honey
Aside from being a tasty snack that never expires, honey can be used for a variety
of home and health-related applications.
Here are 15 alternative uses for honey that you may have never thought of:
1.Antiseptic – Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical used for cleaning wounds and helping them heal
quickly. Honey happens to contain a good amount of the chemical. It only needs to be released by
diluting the substance in water or body fluids. When applied on an open wound, the glucose, contained
by honey, is diluted and gradually releases hydrogen peroxide. The substance facilitates your wound’s
faster healing. Due to its viscous consistency, it also prevents wounds from sticking to the dressing
and the appearance of scars.
2.Liquid Allergy Pill – Though still not scientifically proven, the daily consumption of locally harvested
honey is said to strengthen your immune system and work to reduce any allergies you have to plant
pollen. I’ve tried it and while I still keep my alavert on hand in the spring I have noticed an
3.Skin Moisturizer – Honey, when mixed with eggs and some flour, is an effective skin moisturizer. Best
of all, it is gently formulated, so it can be used by people with sensitive skin. Mix four tablespoons of
honey with a couple of egg whites and a few tablespoons of flour, depending on your desired
consistency. Stir the mixture until it thickens. When the mixture is ready, you can use it as a hand and
body lotion or a moisturizing face mask, eliminating the effects of dry skin.
4.Acne Remover – Honey might be a gentle skin moisturizer but it is certainly tough on acne. With
constant exposure to the bee fluid, pimples eventually wither and fade. Apply a small amount of honey
on the pimply regions of your face. Cover them with adhesive bandages. Soon, your zit attack will be
nothing more than a distant memory.
5.Energy Booster – Why buy palpitation-inducing energy drinks when you already have honey? Mix
honey with some water then drink the solution. Honey’s glucose content will be absorbed by the brain
and in the bloodstream, reducing fatigue in the process. You’ll be healthy and quite happy just by
consuming the simple solution.
6.Improves Blood Flow – Honey, being rich in glucose, is known to improve the blood flow through the
fortification of blood’s formation. Glucose provides energy in the bloodstream, which is distributed
throughout the body. As a result, the blood produced has the proper consistency, flowing smoothly
through the blood vessels. Glucose is believed to prevent capillary damage due to its ability to
improve your blood flow.
7.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.
8.Relax in the tub – Add a few tablespoons of honey to your bath, for sweeter smelling, softer feeling
water. It’s a little secret I use when running a bath for my wife.
9.Preserve fruit - Jam is so five years ago; show you’re truly cutting edge by preserving your fruits in a
honey sauce. All it takes is one part honey to ten parts water and then covering your berries. Pretty
much the closest you’re ever going to get to bottled summer.
10.Treatment for Sore Throat – Some people believe that honey is an even better treatment for coughs
and colds than over-the-counter medicine. To create the sore throat-relieving serum, squeeze the
juice from a lemon and mix it with some honey. Stir the mixture until both ingredients blend. Drink the
solution. After a few moments, you will realize that your sore throat has been cured, or at least
reduced. Just continue to make more rounds until you are finally free from colds.
11.Remedy for Burns – A burn is not only painful, the marks also last for a good number of days before
healing up. By applying honey on your burn, the hydrogen peroxide released cleans the wound and
soothes the inflammation. As a result, the burn marks will heal in a few days with less pain. Use honey
as a dressing for maximum results.
12.Antibacterial Solution – Bacteria and germs won’t survive when covered in honey, given its acidic
pH balance and viscous base. The microorganisms will be trapped in the sticky acidic base, which is
too abrasive for their exteriors, killing them off eventually. Apply honey on a wound, scratches or an
inflamed region, in conjunction with an antiseptic. You’ll be surprised at how fast your injury heals .
13.Relaxant for Anxiety and Nervousness – Anxiety and nervousness are the enemies of a healthy mind
and in any situation, especially when you are in survival mode, you need to be clear headed and calm.
Honey’s nutrients produce a calming effect, especially when taken in significant amounts. No wonder
some consider it a part of the breakfast of champions. Honey can also be mixed with a suitable
beverage for a good night’s sleep.
14.Condition Damaged Hair – Simply add a teaspoon of honey to your regular shampoo. This will 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.
15.Remove Parasites – I have never had to do this and Hopefully you’ll never have to use this trick
either. I have seen many different articles stating that honey works well to remove parasites.
The recipe seems simple enough: combine equal parts honey, vinegar and water. Then drink. The
combination of these three ingredients is supposedly the perfect parasite killer.