Honey is a well known natural remedy. It can be used to help treat many “dry” disorders.
If you suffer from a dry cough or sore throat, you can mix some honey, lemon juice, and water to treat the problem.
If you have constipation, you may consume some honey to relieve the symptoms.
Honey can also be used for skin care. You may mix avocado with honey to make a face mask to help treat dry skin.
Propolis (bee glue) is a mixture of various amounts of beeswax and resins collected by the honey bee from plant flowers and leaf buds.
Propolis has excellent anti-bacterial properties. Honeybees gather propolis, and combine it with nectar to seal their hives, protecting it from outside contaminants. And they also use propolis at the entrance to the hive to sterilize themselves as they come and go.
Propolis is said to be a natural tonic and immune system booster. It promotes heart health, treat fatigue, strengthens the immune system. Propolis contains almost all the known vitamins and a dozen of the minerals required by the body.
With people becoming more aware of the side-effects of overusing antibiotics, propolis becomes an excellent alternative for treating some disorders. As a powerful, natural antibiotic, propolis can be used to heal wounds, ulcers, dental inflammation, and help combat tumor growth and cancer. It is also known to help treat the following health disorders:
– Sore throats
– Nasal congestion
One may ask a question: Does honey contain propolis? There are small amount of propolis in raw honey, but not much. When talking about anti-bacterial properties, reduce inflammation, and immune system boosting, propolis is much more effective than honey.
Not only honey and propolis can be used to treat ailments, honeycomb is also a natural medicine. In China, there is a long history of using honeycomb to treat many ailments. According to traditional Chinese medicine texts, honeycomb can be used to expel internal “wind”, detoxify body, repel parasites, treat epilepsy, urticaria, itching, milk carbuncle, boils, M. scrofulaceum, anal fistula, toothache, tinea capitis, etc.