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7 Benefits Of Honey That You Are Not Aware Of!

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7 Benefits Of Honey That You Are Not Aware Of!

Over the years, from being a non-honey-lover to an over-enthusiastic honey worshipper, I can loudly vouch for the many benefits of honey. Honey is blessed with absolute diversity. It is not only there to be your breakfast pancake syrup, trust me.

So, here are some of the most useful ways honey can be utilized.

 

  1. Face and body masks

For all those who are living in the dark, honey is a boon for skin. It softens and smoothens skin greatly. Yes! It is a great moisturizer. Honey is anti-bacterial so it also masters in getting rid of acne and pimples.

One of the easiest homemade honey masks includes 2tsp of honey and half a lemon juice. This mask will be very liquid almost like water so you will have to rub your face or body with it. You can leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off. Your skin will feel instantly splendid soft and glowing. With regular practice of this brilliant routine, you will see a much softer and smoother version of your skin altogether.

Disclaimer: A lot of us get instant irritation with the application of lemon juice in our face so just try a little bit as a test first and then apply it all over your face. What you can also do is only apply a thin layer of honey without any lemon juice if you are allergic to it. Just plain honey also generates unbelievable results.

 

  1. Substitute for sugar

We all are aware that sugar is very harmful for our health in so many ways. On the other hand, honey is much healthier. Therefore, you can easily substitute honey on your tea or coffee for sugar. You can also use honey in making juices and milkshakes at home.

Honey of course has sugar in it but it also has water which table sugar does not, so comparatively honey has fewer calories than sugar. In simple words, substituting honey instead of your sugar in your drink will make it healthier and you will not have to compromise on the sweetness!

 

  1. Lip scrub

When it comes to our lips, honey is an amazing moisturizing agent and also very effective in exfoliation.

For this scrub, you will need 1tbsp of honey, 1tbsp of sugar and little bit of rosewater to make the scrub softer. Scrub this mixture on your lips gently for a few minutes and then wash it off. You will have bidden farewell to the dead cells of your lips!

 

  1. Honey in cooking for a “sticky stir-fry effect”

Do you love the sticky Buffalo wings or the sticky garlic prawns and always wonder how do they make these dishes sticky and saucy but not a curry? Well they do a lot of magic in making but one of the secret ingredients is Honey Yes! Honey gives your stir-fry that sticky and saucy taste and impact.

Just add honey while cooking your stir-fry but make sure you add in very small portions at a time because you do not want it too sweet.

 

  1. Cold Medicine

Honey is a true-blue medicine for cold or dry cough!

Just make your general tea without milk and add 1tsp of honey in it. You can even add 1 clove of ginger to make it more effective. This honey tea is a wonderful remedy for cold.

 

  1. Start your day with Honey Water

For those of you who are not aware of this magical drink, honey water is one of the healthiest morning routines for everyone.

Just add about 1tsp of honey in a glass of warm water. You can also add half a tsp. of cumin powder in this to make it healthier.

Drinking this water every morning empty stomach transforms your energy level, improves the immune system greatly, assists towards weight loss and is a godsend for beautiful skin.

 

  1. Solution for your rough elbows

We all struggle with dry and rough elbows more or less. For some of us who are tired of moisturizing our elbows with lotions and creams and are still stuck with patchy elbows, honey, my friends, is bliss!

Just apply a little bit of honey after you have showered on your elbows, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off. Your dry elbows will have softened immensely!

 

 

 

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