Monday, February 20, 2017

13 health benefits of raw honey

Have a bit of raw honey around the house? If not, maybe you should. This tasty tea-sweetener isn't only good for improving peanut butter toast or adding a hint of sugar to your morning cup. Raw honey has a host of other benefits, including: 

1. Use honey as a natural wound treatment. 

Apply honey to a wound and take advantage of it's natural antibiotic properties. Wounds Search reports that honey has been used as a treatment for thousands of years and works because both the physical properties (gooey and sticky) and biological properties (acidity and osmolarity) work together. In short: try swiping some honey on that scraped knee instead of store-bought cream for a natural healer. 

2. A spoonful of raw honey before bed may help you sleep.

If you are struggling to get enough sleep at night, try eating a spoonful of raw honey. According to Medical Daily, "honey can cause a rise in insulin and release serotonin ... "The body converts serotonin into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the length and the quality of sleep.” Noshing on a bit of honey before you hit the sack will help your body produce natural sleep aids so you get better sleep at night. 

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