- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Completely heal wounds, infections, rashes, even ulcers: Raw Honey
Raw Honey for your Skin & Health
The average person reaches for something like Bacitracin or Neosporin when dressing an nasty-looking scratch or set of stitches. Then some hydrocortisone or prescription lotion when dealing with an ugly rash that won't go away. These products do usually help, but there is something much more effective, as well as all-natural, that has been used for thousands of years... Raw Honey.
Raw honey is a gift to the Earth. It does wonders. The key reason for this is because of honey's low moisture level. Bacteria cannot survive in this environment. It has even been discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, still completely edible. Any type of commercial honey can of course be eaten and used on the skin, but unheated, unstrained/unfiltered, organic honey is ideal. It sounds weird and unnecessary, yes, but just try it once and you will definitely be impressed.
Raw honey comes in small or large jars. It can be purchased at any natural foods store or ordered online. Really Raw Honey, Y.S. Organic, and Honey Garden Apiaries are all great brands, amongst others. It is more important to get unheated/unfiltered than it is to buy organic. This honey is more expensive than the commercial honey found on any grocery store shelf, but it is worth every penny.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT?
You open up the jar, and usually see a layer of beeswax, pollen and propolis on the top. You can scoop this off and eat it, or discard it. It is actually great for you! Underneath is the honey, which is golden and opaque. It has never been adulterated with or pumped through miles of factory piping. Since it has never been heated or filtered, it is full of enzymes that aid in digestion, plus amino acids, and an array of vitamins and minerals. It is considered a super-food and is known to aid in longevity.
SKIN APPLICATION & RESULTS
Raw honey is applied directly to the skin/open wound in liberal amounts as often as needed. It has no side effects. It is wise to cover the spot with a bandage and/or sleep with a towel over the bed because it is sticky. Although it may tingle or sting a bit when applied to a bad injury, the pain should subside shortly after application. Overnight, one should witness a drastic reduction or disappearance in pain. There should be a clean, pink appearance and reduction in size of the wound, and a complete cessation of any infection/puss. Rashes can disappear within a couple of days.. Best of all, scarring is avoided or minimized. Wherever raw honey is applied transforms into healthy new skin within a week.
GIVE IT A SHOT...
I am not a doctor or a scientist, but look raw honey up anywhere else online and you only read wonderful things. I have been using this externally and internally for almost a decade, and have only experienced great results. I do not own honey bees or sell honey, I just think it is a truly awesome substance. I always keep a jar in the house.
Cure ulcers when eaten regularly. Modern medicine knows that ulcers are caused by bacteria, not by acid. Acid irritates the ulcers.
Eat a teaspoon or more to settle your stomach.
Alleviate or even prevent allergies in some people because of the plant pollen that is contained in unheated, unfiltered/unstrained honey. It "immunizes" you. The key here is to purchase the honey from as local an apiary as possible so that the pollen comes from plants that actually inhabit your area.
Healthy Sweetener: The sweet taste is primarily sourced from glucose and fructose, not sucrose. Sucrose is white, table sugar. Fructose is fruit sugar and glucose is the sugar that our own body makes and utilizes.
Raw Honey NEVER goes bad or expires!
- Mercola.com Suggests Raw Honey
Dr. Mercola encourages consumers to purchase raw honey
- Weston A. Price Foundation
Website advocating the research and dietary suggestions of Dr. Weston A. Price. Raw honey is advocated by the foundation.