What is your favorite recipe or use for honey and what is the best health benefi

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  1. Charlu profile image76
    Charluposted 9 years ago

    What is your favorite recipe or use for honey and what is the best health benefit?

    Stopped at a small store where they make raw honey (literally on the honor system with a cash box) and realized how much I loved it in my tea, candy, and numerous other uses not to mention the benefits.
    What's your favorite use for honey and what do you think is the greatest benefit?


  2. profile image49
    Camille Pegramposted 9 years ago

    I like to use it as a natural sweetner sometimes. Many people use it in their homemade facial recipes.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I heard about the facials but have never tried it.  Maybe someone will have a recipe for it and I can check it out.

  3. Yanimamo profile image59
    Yanimamoposted 9 years ago

    For those with allergies, raw honey can be used like allergy shots; it exposes the body to allergens and their body produces antibodies against it.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow I never heard of that but what a great use for raw honey.  I love the stuff and forgot how good it makes me feel over sugar, or artificial sweetners.  Thank you

  4. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Besides using it in tea sometimes (I don't want the calories on a regular basis), I dip apple slices in honey for, in my opinion, "the ultimate taste sensation".    smile

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds really good and I never tried it with apples.  Thanks

  5. kalokairi profile image39
    kalokairiposted 9 years ago

    I always put a lot of honey in my yogurt.
    The most important benefit is that it calms the nervous system.After a spoon  of honey you can sleep like a  little bird.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You know I always use to think it gave you energy until I read about it's calming effects.  I like the yogurt idea.  Thanks

  6. Attikos profile image77
    Attikosposted 9 years ago

    Over anthropologic time, our human bodies developed in association with the natural sugars available from the wild: honey, tree syrups and saps, the unrefined juices of grains and canes. Honey is the foremost of them all. Our ancestors used it first and for longest. It goes with the processes of our metabolism like a glove goes onto a hand because our evolutionary history adapted our genes to it.

    I use it most often for my daily tonic, a glass of diluted honey and cider vinegar I drink each morning. I rarely make desserts, but when I do I prefer honey, sorghum, maple syrup, and the like to refined sugar. When I have to use processed cane sugar, it's the less refined form of it e.g. Demerara, and for brown sugar I take some of that and add a little cane molasses. Once you get used to the pattern, it's no more trouble than pulling a sack of refined sugar off the shelf, and I do feel my diet is healthier for it.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer and let me ask you is the vinegar good for arthritis and losing weight?  That's what I heard just didn't know if there was any validity to it.

    2. Attikos profile image77
      Attikosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't experienced that myself, but I've seen it help people who are arthritic and overweight. It's sure worth a try. Just stay with it for several months, and see.

    3. daskittlez69 profile image72
      daskittlez69posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know it is supposed to help people who have allergies

    4. Attikos profile image77
      Attikosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It helps me with mine. Local honey is best for that. It works by gradually innoculating you against allergens of the flowers the bees use to make it. It took me about three months to see much difference, but I sneeze, cough and drip less now.

    5. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm definitely trying it for a few months because I need help with all of them.  Thank you guys and I will see how it works after a couple of months.  The honey is definitely local  The store has no clerk, serve yourself and drop the money in the box

  7. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 9 years ago

    Honey Mustard Dip and Salad Dressing.
    I mix pretty much equal parts of honey and mustard then add a tablespoon of Mayo (lite or fat free can be used) for every teaspoon of mustard and honey. Add a little salt and pepper for taste. Ad a bit of chopped jalapeno if you like it spicy. MIx it up and either pour over a salad, or serve in a small bowl as a dipping sauce for veggies and chicken nuggets.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds so good I am definitely going to try it.  I love honey mustard dip and like the idea of the spicing it up.  Thank you

  8. Diana Lee profile image80
    Diana Leeposted 9 years ago

    Honey is a great way to calm a cough. Last year my fifteen year old Jack Russel Terrier was suffering in deep distress from a collapsed airway. Honey seem to work better to calm her chronic cough than what the vet gave me. It made her last days much more peaceful.

    Benefits from honey are a mile long, but back in the days of horse powered transportation. People used honey as a healing salve on wounds for their animals who they depended on to get them from place to place.

    I really like a bit of honey added to a glass of green ice tea. Both are said to be good for us.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear about your Jack Russel and am glad honey helped her last days.  I have horses and dogs and had no idea I could use it on them but will definitely check it out in the future.  Thank you for this awesome info.

  9. vespawoolf profile image93
    vespawoolfposted 9 years ago

    In Peru, honey is often prescribed for a cold. Mix a tablespoon of honey with hot water and lemon and drink before you sleep to calm a cough. Another Peruvian recipe for an expectorant: 1/2 liter of honey, one small onion, 4 garlic cloves and the juice of 3 lemons. Blend in a blender until liquified. Store in the refrigerator and take a tablespoon before each meal, 3 times daily.
    I like to use honey for making granola. I also use it to sweeten tea, yogurt and smoothies. Honey is a great antibacterial that can be used for the topical treatment of wounds. It can reportedly kill even antibiotic-resistant bacteria! I sometimes add it to a face mask of yogurt, honey and oats. It's very moisturizing and will make your skin feel extra smooth.

    1. Charlu profile image76
      Charluposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome answer I am definitely giving the face mask a try and the hot water and lemon.  I have a medical issue that causes numerous throat problems but leaves me hoarse a lot.  I think it will help  Thank you


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