Let's just be honest, Honey is pretty amazing. Eat it raw, add it to a recipe, use it topically...the uses are endless and the benefits are incredible. Used by the ancient Greek and Mayans, honey has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years! If you're looking for bladder infection relief, a cold remedy, a natural sleep aid, and even a cure to a hangover, you can find the perfect recipe here!
Please note: These are all at-home honey remedies. Please contact your health care professional for any and all serious symptoms. Always seek qualified professional medical advice before trying these remedies.
1. Bladder Infection
Everyone’s heard of good ‘ole cranberry juice, but did you know honey actually contains a natural hydrogen peroxide?! Honey has antibacterial properties that can effectively treat mild bladder infections.
Makes: 1 dose
Take 1 dose every 6 hours
1 TBSP Honey
¾ Cup Boiled Water
1 TSP Ground Cinnamon
Add the honey to the water and stir until it dissolves. Then add the cinnamon and stir again.
2. Hangover Cure
Is it too good to be true?! A hangover cure? Honey is the answer! Honey is high in carbohydrates and natural glucose, which your liver needs to break down alcohol. Pairing this with orange juice gives your the hydration your body needs too. No need to thank us, but we probably saved you with this recipe.
Makes: 1 drink
2 Raw Eggs
1 ¼ Cups Orange Juice
1 TBSP Honey (we recommend orange blossom)
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend to combine. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
Eating a teaspoon of honey a day will definitely support your body’s immune system, but on the off chance you do catch a cold, pairing honey with lemon and herbs makes the perfect natural remedy that your sick body needs. Not only will it relieve your symptoms, but it will aid in sleep as well.
Makes: 1 cup of tea
2 Sage Leaves
Small Sprig of Rosemary
2 Lemon Slices, Plus an extra for your cup
1 ¼ cup of boiling water
1-2 Teaspoons of Honey
In a mug, crush the sage, rosemary and 2 lemon slices. Then cover with the boiling water. Stir in the honey and steep for 2 minutes.
Strain tea into a fresh mug, add the last lemon slice, and enjoy!
4. Sleep Aid
Need help falling asleep? Honey can also help if you need a sleep aid (or if you’re feeling fancy, a sleep enticer). This recipe does contain alcohol. To make a child’s toddy, replace the whiskey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
Makes: 1 Toddy
2 Teaspoons of Honey
⅔ Cup Boiling Water
2 Tablespoons of Whiskey
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Thick Lemon Slice
Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Stir your favorite variety of honey in the boiling water until it dissolves.
Add the whiskey, lemon slice, and cinnamon stick.
Leave for 2-3 minutes, then remove the cinnamon stick and the lemon slice. Sprinkle with the nutmeg and serve.
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[All Recipes are from The Beekeeper’s Bible, Published 2011 Abrams]