Honey is as old as history itself.Earlier Romans used it to heal wounds in battles.You will be surprised to know that honeybees tap over two million flowers to make one pound of honey, flying a distance equal to more than three times around the world.Honey has been used since ancient times for a variety of purposes like for beauty,skin care nutrition and healing.It is the best natural sweetener and also extremely easy to digest.We throw light on the benefits and uses of honey in this segment,keep reading-
1.Honey is known to be one of the best natural moisturizers for your skin.Just apply some honey for 5-10 minutes on your skin and wash.Your skin will feel hydrated and will glow.
2.Honey will also reduce any scars left by acne,cuts or burns.
3.Give yourself a lavish bath by mixing 2 cups of milk,1/4 cups of honey and few drops of essential oils.
4.Mix two parts honey and one part baking soda.This works as an excellent natural body scrub.
5.Want clear blemish, free skin?Mix lemon juice and honey and apply it to your face two-three times a week.Lemon will get rid of the scars whereas honey will leave your skin glowing.
6.Applying honey daily on your face while sleeping can actually delay the ageing process of skin.So why spend so much on those anti-ageing creams when you have a natural,chemical free alternative.
7.You can also use honey for making a homemade face mask for soft skin.All you have to do is combine 1 tbsp buttermilk,i tsp honey and 1 egg yolk.Apply this mixture on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.Rinse afterwards
8.Honey and rose water when combined together can work wonders for your skin.The mixture will lighten and brighten your skin when applied for 15 minutes on alternate days.
9.Honey and onion juice when applied on your face can help cure premature wrinkles.
10.Give your skin a nourishing homemade facial with honey and mashed papaya.It will make your skin look more firm and smooth.
11.Honey is also beneficial in removing facial hair.Apply lemon juice and honey on your face,leave it for 20 minutes.Remove the mask with a washcloth soaked in warm water.Repeat this twice a week.
Now that we have talked about honey and how can it benefit the skin,we’ll know that how this wonder substance will make your hair look good-
1.Honey can moisturize your locks and make them shiny when applied directly.
2.For damaged hair,make a deep conditioning treatment with honey.Mix olive oil and honey in equal parts and apply all over your hair.You can also use coconut oil and add vitamin e for better results.
3.Lighten your hair upto two shades .Apply the mixture of honey and lemon on your hair ,leave it for an hour then wash.Continue this process till you get the appropriate shade.
4.You can also straighten hair naturally with honey.Take some milk,add honey and apply this paste on your hair for an hour to have better textured hair.
5.You can also mix honey with your regular shampoo for smooth ,lustrous hair.
1.Your lips can loose their natural pink colour over time due to numerous factors like Sun exposure,high caffeine consumption,smoking etc.Dab little honey on your lips daily.This will not only reduce the darkness but also make them soft and supple.
2.Exfoliating dead cells from the lips is as necessary as exfoliation is for your face.Make a natural lip scrub with little sugar and honey and apply it on your lips in circular motion.
1.Honey is anti-bacterial ,anti-fungal and anti-septic.It is used in a variety of medications.You will be surprised to know that honey is said to be anti cancer as it helps prevents the formation of tumours in the body.
2.Honey contains anti-oxidants that eliminates free radicals in our system hence its consumption slows down the ageing process.
3.Honey and lemon consumed with lukewarm water is considered to be one of the best ways to reduce your weight as it helps cut the fat from your body,making you slim and fit.
4.Consuming honey on a regular basis also helps in getting rid of ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
5.Honey also soothes sore throats and kills any infection present.Drinking a decoction of honey,ginger and lemon will give you instant relief.
6.It helps boasts immunity and also helps reduce hay fever.
7.Insomniac?Drink honey mixed in warm milk before going to bed.This will induce sleep and is also very yummy to drink.
8.Honey is an instant energy booster and is rapidly absorbed by the body.It is also a good source of carbohydrates and contains sugar fructose.
9.External application of honey is known to heal cuts,burns and wounds due to its anti septic properties.
10.Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicines for more than 4000 years and is known to balance all 5 elements in the body.
11.Some varieties of honey possess good bacteria which explains its therapeutic uses.
12.You must use honey in place of sugar, since it is low in hypoglycemic index which wouldn’t increase blood sugar levels.Also,it has more antioxidants and nutrients than refined sugar.
13.Honey has mild laxative effective ,so it also aids in digestion and does not lead to bloating.