Most people know honey as a sweetener, and that is very true. However, very few know it for its medicinal value. A spoonful or two of honey every day can improve your life. Honey is one of the products that are rich in nutrients but with the least amount of calories. Below are some of its benefits
Acne is characterized by red pimples, especially on the face due to inflamed sebaceous glands. Raw unpasteurized honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help balance the bacteria on the skin, reduce inflammation, and heal a wound faster. Raw honey helps get rid of dry, dull skin and generate new skin cells. To use it, first, wash the face/skin with soap and water, then apply it. Wait for around 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Reduces Cough and Soothes A Sore Throat
The use of raw, unfiltered honey mixed with warm lemon water helps soothe cold/flu symptoms, effectively reducing acute cough that results from an upper respiratory tract infection. Honey effectively reduces cold symptoms compared to dextromethorphan or even cough suppressant medicine because of its anti-microbial ingredients that directly fight the pathogen, causing cold. Because honey is thick, sticky and moist, it coats and soothes the nerve endings in the throat, helping you ease the irritation from constant coughing.