5 Unusual Uses Of Honey We’re Sure You Didn’t Know About
Oh honey! There’s nothing like you in this world. Ancient Egyptians used honey as a form of currency, Germans used it to sweeten alcohol and American Indians used it as a herbal medicine. Honey is the most versatile food given to us by Mother Nature and we are happy to reveal five secret uses of it to all you lovely ladies.
1) Removal Of Unwanted Hair
Honey is an ancient herb used to remove unwanted facial hair. Beat a tablespoon of sugar, a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey into a smooth paste. Heat the mixture for three to four minutes and apply it on the required area. Place a strip of cloth and pull in the opposite direction. This will help reduce ingrowths and keep your skin hair-free for a long time.
2) Bladder Contamination
Honey provides a lot of health benefits like curing a sore throat, healing wounds, stopping hiccups and reducing toothaches. Apart from this, honey also helps cure any bladder-related diseases by killing the germs. Drinking a glass of lukewarm water with one teaspoon of bee honey and two tablespoons of ground cinnamon once a week can decontaminate the bladder as the anti-microbial properties of honey and cinnamon help to sanitise the bladder of all infections.
3) Reducing Cigarette Cravings
Yes, it’s true! Honey can reduce the craving for cigarettes. Chew small pieces of pineapple along with half a teaspoon of honey each time you feel the urge to smoke and it will lessen the craving.
Women in Japan, East Asia and China have solved their infertility woes by consuming cinnamon with bee honey. By applying cinnamon powder with a teaspoonful of bee honey on the gums, women can strengthen their uterus and increase their chances of getting pregnant.
5) Flawless Skin
The antibacterial and antifungal properties in honey help calm inflammation, reduce acne and pimples and reduce rashes by removing impurities from the skin. Honey is also used for skin whitening, getting rid of sunburns, as a moisturiser and as a facial cleanser. You can also make a homemade face mask by mixing one and a half teaspoons of honey with half a teaspoon besan (gram flour), one teaspoon cream, one teaspoon sandalwood and one teaspoon rose oil for soft skin and a vibrant complexion.
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