If you add honey to your eye, here's the powerful effect it will cause
If raw honey isn't a pantry staple by now, this may have you running to the store to get some. Manuka honey, in particular, has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for common ailments. According to WebMD, holistic doctors are now turning to this special honey- considering it to be one of nature's most healing remedies.
According to Medical Daily, honey works to treat allergies in a similar way vaccines work to prevent infection. Because of the small amount of pollen in honey, it is believed that the body responds by developing antibodies, in turn elevating the body's immune response to allergies. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey could also help reduce sinus swelling, one of the main symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Heal a wound
According to WebMD, several studies have shown that Manuka honey is an effective treatment for wounds and leg ulcers. Mercola warns that there is a major difference between raw honey and processed honey. The latter acts similarly to high fructose corn syrup, which is more likely to increase an infection than it is to kill it. Raw Manuka honey, on the other hand, has been show to kill more than 250 different strains of bacteria, including certain types of staph. Applied topically, raw honey has the power to kill these bacteria before they penetrate the skin- speeding up healing time in the process.
Rejuvenate your skin
While honey is frequently used to cure skin ailments, it can also be used to beautify and rejuvenate. Thanks to the elevated hydrogen content, honey both oxygenates and detoxifies the skin, making it just as effective as it's cosmetic counterparts. Honey is also high in antioxidants, which is shown to be beneficial when taken both internally and applied topically.
In a study published in the European Journal of Medical Research, diluted honey proved to be an effective dandruff treatment. Patients were instructed to apply the honey directly to the scalp and let it sit for three hours before rinsing. When repeated daily for a week, patients saw a reduction in itching and scaling. After two weeks, lesions healed and some even saw an improvement in hair loss.
Lighten your eyes
Lately, this strange beauty trend has been making it's rounds across the internet. Instead of color contacts, people are opting for this natural eye lightening technique. Dilute one part Manuka honey in five parts distilled water, then use an eye dropper to apply. Those who found success with this technique attribute their lighter eyes to the high hydrogen content of this particular type of honey. Those who swear by this technique argue that honey's antibacterial properties make this a safe treatment. While it is also used to treat certain types of eye infections (Native Remedies suggests a honey and milk wash for pink eye) - it is always a good idea to be cautious when it comes to putting foreign substances in the eye.
One of the more popular ways to use honey is on the face. Due to it's anti-inflammatory properties, Mind Body Green explains that Manuka honey is an effective acne treatment. It works to reduce redness and kill potentially harmful bacteria on the skin.
Watch the video below to learn how to make a honey face mask.
The evidence is clear- honey can do a lot more than sweeten your tea. Heal your body inside and out with this ancient remedy, and reap the countless health benefits that follow.