Honey is an awesome source of nutrients, energy, and has many properties that help in medicinal aid. I ran across this article on the survivalsullivan.com website and thought it is something my readership, which is you, would enjoy.
I have listed ten of the twenty they list on their site about the alternative uses for honey. Some of these uses of honey have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.
So, take the time and go through this list to increase your knowledge base of survival, homesteading and prepping home remedies.
1. Treats wounds and burns
Topical application of honey on your wounds and burns works just as well as commercial antiseptics. The antimicrobial properties of honey prevent bacterial infection while hydrogen peroxide reduces inflammation and cleans the wound. Instead of applying honey directly in your wound, it is better to soak the dressing, such as gauze and cotton, in honey and wrap the dressing on your wound. The number of times you change the dressing depends on the extent of the wound.
2. Relieves diarrhea
Diarrhea is usually caused by bacterial infection and this can be combated with honey. Honey mixed in water usually does the trick. Just remember to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
3. Treats urinary tract infections
Another example of bacterial infections you might get are those of the urinary tract. Bacterial infections are likely to happen if you run out of clean water and food. If you don’t have access to antibiotics, honey works just as well in reducing the level of bacteria in the body. No more burning sensation when you pee next time.
4. Soothes sore throat and cough
When you run out of cough syrups and you have to improvise, honey may just be what you need. The antimicrobial activity of honey will put an end to that persistent cough of yours. It works even better with lemon. Just squeeze the life out of that lemon and add honey to the juice. Stir until thoroughly, mix it and then drink it. You’ll notice immediate relief on your sore throat.
5. Removes parasites
In a gloomy scenario where medical care is out of the question, any good survivalist has to make due with what he’s got. If you become infested with worms and other parasites, don’t hesitate to drink honey; you can mix it in water alongside vinegar. The combined action of the acidity in vinegar and the antimicrobial properties of honey can get rid of those nasty parasites living in your gut.
6. Promotes a good night’s sleep
In case of an evacuation and you have to camp outdoors, brace yourself for a lot of sleepless nights. You can rid yourself of all the tossing and turning by dabbing on a little honey on your tongue. Honey increases insulin production which in turn releases serotonin, responsible for alleviating mood and happiness. Serotonin is then converted to melatonin, which plays an important role in the quality and duration of your sleep.
7. Relieves stress and anxiety.
Consequently, the sweet and calming effect of honey can ease the stress that comes with trying to just get by the day alive. Drink honey with tea or simply with water to release those anxieties.
8. Boost energy levels
Because, honey helps reduce stress, it makes a good addition on your drink for a quick energy fix. The glucose in honey, which goes into the bloodstream, provides energy and relieves fatigue in the body. This works best in bugging out situations where you need a lot of stamina.
9. Prevents viral infections
If you have managed to get out of a risky situation, you might not be successful the second time around if you don’t take care of your health. Honey is loaded with zinc and selenium, along with other nutrients, to help the immune system in fighting off bacterial and viral infections.
10. Prevents cancer
Honey can also aid in fighting off cancer, one of life’s greatest enemies. Honey is rich in antioxidants, which can prevent the formation of cancer cells as well vitamins and minerals to reduce susceptibility to cancer.
I know you got some great information in this post. What else can you think of that honey is useful for? Leave your comments in the comments section below.
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