If you’ve been following RemedyDaily, you may have noticed just how often we recommend honey as a home remedy. This is because, according to Healthline, your favorite natural sweetener has antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
Continue reading to learn 50 (that’s right… 50!) different ways to benefit from honey, as recommended by WebMD, Healthline, LifeHack, Mother Nature Network, Dr. Axe, and Natural News.
1. Heal skin ulcers with topical use 2. Disinfect and soothe skin wounds 3. Prevent bandage from sticking to scabs 4. Heal a burn wound 5. Promote the healing of a sunburn 6. Treat acne 7. Smooth and moisturize dry skin 8. Treat eczema 9. Promote shiny, moisturized hair 10. Protect hair from split ends 11. Stimulate hair growth 12. Stop chronic dandruff 13. Get relief from an itchy, flaky scalp and heal lesions 14. Plump up eyelashes 15. Fight allergies 16. Relieve and build immunity to hay fever 17. Treat asthma 18. Suppress nighttime coughing and improve sleep during a cold 19. Increase melatonin and promote a good night’s sleep 20. Soothe a sore throat 21. Reduce inflammation in the throat 22. Treat bronchial asthma 23. Kill a fever 24. Calm the chills during a cold 25. Boost the immune system 26. Halt hiccups 27. Increase metabolism and promote weight loss 28. Improve digestion 29. Counteract indigestion 30. Relieve nausea 31. Fight diarrhea 32. Treat from constipation 33. Ease the symptoms of food poisoning 34. Promote growth of healthy gut bacteria 35. Treat and ease the pain of stomach ulcers 36. Cleanse the liver and colon of parasites 37. Alkalize the body’s pH level 38. Heal a toothache 39. Whiten teeth 40. Promote strong bones 41. Ease a headache 42. Treat urinary tract infection 43. Cure a yeast infection 44. Treat athlete’s foot 45. Counteract a hangover 46. Reduce cholesterol and lower risk of cardiovascular disease 47. Protect against cancer with an infusion of antioxidants. 48. Enhance brain function by improving blood circulation 49. Reverse fatigue, boost energy, and stimulate mental alertness
50. Reduce anxiety and promote a calm disposition
NOTE: As incredible as honey can be in a myriad of ways, it should never be given to infants under the age of 1. According to the Mayo Clinic, wild honey is a potential source of infant botulism, a serious condition that would require immediate medical attention.