Fountain of Youth: Honey
Cleopatra's Beauty Regimen
The Fountain of Youth
You don't have to go very far. It's most likely in your kitchen cupboard. Better yet, forget those expensive facial treatments ... Look and spend no more.
History of Honey
Since the beginning of early civilization, peoples of the western world coveted the use of honey. Known as the nectar of the Gods, honey was used during religious ceremonies and rituals.
Egyptian Queen Cleopatra pampered her skin with a daily regimen of honey and milk baths to help keep a youthful appearance.
Greek Physician Hippocrates praised honey for its medicinal value. In his Hippocratic Oath, he stated that honey was a powerful substance that cleaned and cured ulcers, sores and festering wounds.
Even the great Julius Caesar placed value in honey by accepting the sweet nectar as a means of bartering to help pay for taxes instead of using gold.
If you're going to try a honey facial then, you must choose the right type of honey. Although processed honey helps to give a more smoothing appearance, for some people it can be an irritant and cause a rash. My suggestion is not to use processed honey because it lacks the valuable nutrients in comparison to rawest forms of honey. The best organic honey to date is New Zealand's active Manuka honey. Available at any whole foods store, this particular honey has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties which help fight off infection and produce a greater healing rate when applied. Another added benefit is that honey is a natural humectant, the results to the skin are phenomenal. Be prepared, Manuka honey is not cheap, but it certainly beats the price of botox or laser treatments!
About Honey Production
Benefits of Manuka Honey
- Honey History
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- Honey - Healing Properties
Honey is much more than a delicious gooey treat. It has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years.
- Medicinal Properties of Honey
From ancient Greece to current underdeveloped countries in Africa, honey has been used as a healing agent, treating a wide range of afflictions. Aristotle, in 350 BCE, recommended the use of honey to treat several different ailments. It has only been