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16 Healing Home Remedies With Honey

13. Acid Reflux Acid reflux is a huge problem among adults in the US. If you have acid reflux, this means that the stomach acid is… Teri B Clark - May 20, 2016

acid reflux

13. Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a huge problem among adults in the US. If you have acid reflux, this means that the stomach acid is not staying in your stomach but is entering your esophagus, damaging the esophageal walls. Honey can soothe the burning pain by coating the throat. Additionally, because it is both an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic, honey can help heal the membranes in the throat. If you have mild symptoms, the use of honey may be a great answer as opposed to proton pump inhibitor drugs and their side effects.

  • Measure out 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • Swallow when having symptoms.

If your acid reflux is a new symptom or you are having stomach pains, talk with a medical professional because you could have an ulcer or other serious medical condition. If you have an ulcer caused by the bacteria Helicobacter, acid reflux may occur. Antibiotics can resolve this type of infection, and then eating honey and yogurt can keep the infection from recurring.

14. Dry and Damaged Hair

dry and damaged hair

Hair can become damaged and dry for many reasons. Perhaps you use the hairdryer or other electric tools on your hair. Perhaps you spend a lot of time in the swimming pool. Perhaps your hormones are acting up, drying out your hair. Whatever the cause, there is no need to buy expensive salon products to restore your hair.

The humectant (moisturizing) properties of honey don’t only affect the skin. It is also a great way to keep moisture in your hair. Adding olive oil will coat the hair shaft to make it smooth and shiny. Together, they make an amazing product that is as good as anything you can get in the salon.

  • Warm ½ cup of honey in the microwave.
  • Stir in ¼ cup of olive oil.
  • Shampoo your hair regularly and rinse.
  • Work the honey mixture through your hair as a conditioner.
  • Leave it on the hair for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.

mouth ulcers

15. Mouth Ulcers

Ulcers in the mouth can occur because of infection or trauma. For instance, you might bite down on the inside of your cheek, and a mouth ulcer will develop. Mouth ulcers create pain in the entire area around the ulcer and can be very difficult to heal. Many of the over-the-counter medications have side effects, so trying honey is a good way to go.

Honey’s anti-microbial properties keep out the infection. Turmeric acts as an antiseptic and cools the area. Together they make a wonderful salve for mouth ulcers.

  • Mix equal parts of honey and turmeric, forming a thick paste.
  • Use a cotton swab to apply the salve to the mouth ulcer.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse the mouth.
  • Do this twice daily until the ulcer is healed

16. Insect Bites

insect bites

Being outdoors in the warm weather is wonderful, but it can leave you covered in insect bites. For many people, these bites are painful and itch! Although you can spray to ward off the insects, the sprays have toxic ingredients that can be harmful, especially to those with asthma.

So, if you’ve gotten an insect bite, honey, and its anti-inflammatory properties, can reduce the redness and swelling. Its antibacterial properties can keep the bites from becoming infected. The addition of baking soda can help soothe the irritation and itching. Together, this home remedy is perfect for summer fun.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste.
  • Apply to the bite.
  • Cover the area with a bandage.

16 honey home remedies

Now you can see why having honey in your kitchen is a good idea. Not only will it sweeten your foods, but it will sweeten your life as it helps you heal yourself with a variety of home remedies. As researchers continue to look at the properties of honey, new uses will continue to pop up.

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