Three More Uses for Honey

Honey has been used since ancient times but it's still up-to-date.
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Honey is a great natural remedy for:

A sore throat

Honey has powerful antimicrobial properties, which can soothe your raw tissues. Pour a teaspoon of honey into a large serving spoon and then top off the spoon with lemon juice. Swallow the concoction (without water) every few hours until symptoms clear up. Some people add a pinch of black or red pepper to increase blood circulation to the throat.

A sluggish colon

If you're constipated, try stirring 2 teaspoons of honey into a large glass of warm water. Drink the potion on an empty stomach and you should have relief in about half an hour.

A sports drink

Honey contains a number of natural sugars that can quickly give you a boost of energy and help you recover faster from strenuous exercise. Mix a tablespoonful into a glass of water a half an hour or so before your next workout, and drink up.

Caution

Never give honey to babies less than a year old. Honey can contain bacterial spores that cause infant botulism -- a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. You and your older children aren't at risk because your bodies naturally develop an immunity to these types of spores after age 1.

 

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