Health Benefits And Uses of Raw Honey - Nature's Miracle Substance

Pure Goodness

Raw honey is much more than just a dessert like treat from nature. It is stock full of nutrition and has been shown to have numerous health benefits. This substance created from bees is even used for medicinal purposes with impressive results. Honey is a highly versatile natural food which can be simply eaten by itself or used as a topping for bread, sweetener for teas, and many other uses. Let's learn more about this natural miracle food and see what it has in store for our well being. You will be surprised with its many uses.

Multiple Uses

Honey has many uses such as treating wounds and as a natural cough suppressant.
Honey has many uses such as treating wounds and as a natural cough suppressant. | Source

Loaded With Nutrients

If deciding to add honey to your diet is appealing, be sure to use in moderation to obtain the most benefits. Raw Honey features live enzymes, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate, potassium, iron, manganese, calcium, riboflavin, and trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. It is also a good source of carbohydrates and natural sugars which makes it a popular dietary choice for athletes. When purchasing honey, going with raw varieties is the best choice as it contains a richer content of nutrition. The darker its color, the more goodness it will have. Be sure to have hot beverages cool off a little so the honey does not lose its live enzymes and vitamins from the heat.

Helps Digestion

Because of the abundant enzymes, raw honey can be of great benefit in helping with indigestion. It assists the digestive processes and can calm an inflamed lining of the stomach. Having a teaspoon can be a smart and efficient way of boosting the health of your digestive system. It is a natural treatment for stomach aches as well.

Treats Colds

Studies have been conducted and have shown positive results in the effective treatment of coughs when using honey. For a natural and safe way to treat cold symptoms such as coughing, dissolve a spoonful of honey with warm water. This will act as a soothing drink which will also help break up mucus which will reduce the severity of colds. Due to its nutritional content, it will also help keep your immune system strong to help get well sooner.

Skin Care

Honey can be applied topically to wounds and is effective as well in treating burns. It is shown to help in preventing infection. Honey is also antibacterial which makes it an excellent go to item for other uses as well such as a natural face cleanser. It is featured in many cosmetics because of its array of vitamins and minerals which all benefit the skin. To use as a cleanser, rinse face with warm water to open the pores, follow with patting hands dry, and use a quarter size amount of honey. Massage into your face and leave on for one to two minutes. The honey will naturally and effectively cleanse the skin as well as detoxify. Because of its nutrients, your skin will be nourished and extra smooth upon rinsing off.

Excellent For Health

Raw honey is a great food to keep in the house on a regular basis. Keep some in a jar in the kitchen for all the foods and drinks you may wish to use it for. Keeping some next to the sink in the bathroom will also be a great choice if using as a natural cosmetic. Because of its many uses, it will also be a a smart and safe way of giving yourself a natural energy boost if you are on the go. Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up a jar of raw honey and take delight in the health benefits as well as its many other uses.

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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Yep. It's my remedy of choice.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a useful hub. I need to go buy some honey! I did not realize there are so many vitamins and minerals.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thanks sandrabusby for reading, I always keep a jar in the house :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

The floral varieties are amazing as well Christy. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Olde Cashmere, thanks for all this great information within this well written hub . Yes honey is the most healthy food you can eat and it's good tasting to .

Vote up and more !!!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Again you surprised me. I did not know you could use honey for burns. I just don't care for honey in its natural form but I love cooking with it. It adds wonders to my home made bbq sauce.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

I have always heard that honey was good for all sorts of things. Thanks for all the info on it!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Beautiful james! You did it again, very informative hub! Thank you for sharing..


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Voted up and useful. Very great piece!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Honey is one of my favorite natural foods! I just had honey with pollen on my morning multi grain toast. Here in Peru, a common home remedy for a cold is honey, lemon and hot water. It works wonders, just as you mentioned in your hub. Another great one, Olde Cashmere.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad you enjoyed this article kashmir and thank you very much for voting and more :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you shiningirisheyes for reading. I've been using honey for many uses for years now. Glad you enjoyed this one :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi James..Wonder why my comment did not appear?


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you M, I'm glad you enjoyed this hub, I love this stuff and had to write about it :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Hey M, I have my comments on an approval setting after being bombarded with weird spammy comments last week.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Always appreciate you stopping by catgypsy, thanks for enjoying this hub :)


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

I have to say your hub is very amazing. Lots of info and information. Shared!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

hehehe!! just over-excited? :)) Thanks James!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

haha, no worries M :) Yeah I didn't have the setting on before and the weird comments approved automatically so I had to change it.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much snowdrops, I'm glad this hub was useful for you. I really appreciate you sharing :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

It's awesome you enjoy honey as much as I do vespawoolf. I also enjoy pollen but haven't tried it on bread before, I'll give that a try next time I make some honey toast. Thank you for your comments :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Honey...the gift that keeps on giving! I use it as a sweetner for hot tea. Yum!


wwolfs 4 years ago

Honey is a great natural food with many uses. Very informative and nice hub. Thanks for sharing.

Voted up and useful!


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brenda12lynette 4 years ago from Utah

I love honey! Thanks for all the great information in this hub. Voted up!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Appreciate you stopping by for this hub Sunshine. It has so many uses, I'm glad you enjoy it as well :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you wwolfs for your votes and for reading this one :) Appreciate you stopping by.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for reading Brenda, and I appreciate your votes as well :)


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

I love honey! It tastes great, smells great and looks great. Thanks for sharing all the benefits of honey, I didn't know there were so many. Voted up!! :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Really happy you liked this hub MelChi. Thank you very much for voting and for commenting, I appreciate you dropping by :)


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Funny that you should write this hub, I am staying with my father while he is ill, but his latest project has been to rescue honey bees and hopefully eventually they will produce some honey. We always seem to be on the same wavelength.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Lipnancy and my best wishes for you and your father. Appreciate your kind words :)


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This is great! I'm a big fan of raw honey. I was unaware of the whole enzyme and hot water thing for so many years, I know I'm finally getting the full benefits :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad this article was of benefit to you Green Lotus. Appreciate you reading and leaving your comment :)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Another interesting hub in the series James... Loved it


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Yes, honey is an important resource for our health. I used to have a small jar of bee pollen which has protein in it and is considered a perfect food. Thanks for your article.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you bro, glad you enjoyed this one :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you starstream for reading and for your comments. I also love bee pollen and agree it is a perfect food. Appreciate you stopping by :)


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

Honey is awesome! I use it in almost everything. I make my own brown sugar scrub with organic coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar. I just mixed honey with olive oil today and worked it into my hair before I washed it. Olive oil, coconut oil, or hemp seed oil, mixed with honey are great hair conditioners. I've been using the mixture of about a cup of either oil, to three table spoons of honey as a conditioner for about six years now, and I won't ever go back to store bought conditioners. The sugar scrub takes the place of lotion, so I haven't purchased lotion in the past six years either. I live in the high desert in California and organic oils mixed with honey are the only things that have worked for me as far as keeping my skin and hair moisturized. I love how versatile honey is.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Your comments added a ton of useful information to this page Amethystraven. Thank you for reading and leaving these comments :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Olde Cashmere, great hub. I only ever use honey one way - on toast! And this article has certainly given me food for thought. I was amazed at just how full of useful nutrients and minerals it was - clever little bees :o)

Voted up and shared.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Love honey! Great information here.... I use honey for everything! :)

Awesome, and useful!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Nice to see someone else gets a kick out of this stuff as well LaThing. Thank you for your comments :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

It's amazing to see the many uses and benefits nature provides for us. Thank you Jools for stopping by, appreciate you voting and sharing :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

well said, james. raw honey sure is gaining ground after the increase in allergies/pollen.

insightful hub..thanks!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

It provides so many uses from health to cosmetic purposes, glad you enjoyed this Ruchira. Thank you for reading :)


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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

Yum! I work for a man who raises bees and last Christmas he gave us a jar of raw honey. Of course it didn't last long. I hear that eating raw honey can help prevent seasonal allergies, if you eat ray honey from bees that live in your area.


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Yes I've also read that it can do that as well. I had a friend a while ago who'd give her son honey for that reason. Thank you Dolores for reading :)

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