The benefits of honey are known throughout history. Egyptian mummies were embalmed in honey, and ancient Greeks and Indians used it for both spiritual and therapeutic use. Below are five amazing honey recipes that will help you stay healthy and will rejuvenate your immune system
Honey is rich in flavonoids, helping to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular problems. It can also assist in reducing other illness like ulcer and other stomach diseases.
Honey also helps in curing sore throat and cough because it has useful antifungal and antibacterial properties that soothe the throat.
Below are the five honey recipes for repairing and better maintain your overall health. They use familiar, tried and tested ingredients that also have a lot of health benefits.
Lemon Honey Recipes
An incredible infusion that you should try right now if you are experiencing any common cold virus or flu. The method works with the lemon relaxing the mucous membranes that cause phlegm, and at the same time, the honey soothes the irritation in the throat, reducing coughing.
- A cup of honey
- A tablespoon grated lemon peel
- One tea bag
Start by washing the lemon with warm water. Make sure you scrub the lemon good and then dry it up correctly. This is important because we don’t want any bacteria from the lemon’s skin to enter the honey.
Next, get a grater and start grating the lemon into a tea bag. I bet you know probably guess what are we going to do next. This way the peeled lemon pieces will be clean before they mix with honey. For extra taste, you can add up a few more slices of lemon.
Next, get a double broiler and your pour 1 cup of honey in it. Then, add the grated lemon together with the honey. Heat the honey until it reaches a temperature of 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius) and holds for ten minutes.
Finally, remove the honey from the steam and let it cool down for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag from the honey, but do it carefully to avoid disintegration. Pour the honey into a sterilized container and screw the lid.
Cinnamon honey Recipes
Cinnamon comes as a surprising source of antioxidants. As such, it is frequently used to treat an illness like candida, Alzheimer, weight loss, toe fungus, stomach flu and more. Cinnamon can also help with sinus congestion due to his anti fungal properties. This recipe can efficiently lower your cholesterol level. You can find your cinnamon from Mountain Rose herbs pretty much anywhere.
- 1 cup of honey
- 4-6 sticks of cinnamon
Place the cinnamon sticks in a double broiler and add the cup of honey in it. Let the cinnamon and honey mix in the steam for about 2 hours.
Then remove the honey and store it in a glass jar. If you wish, you could strain the mix by pouring it through a strainer to remove the cinnamon from the honey.
Ginger honey Recipes
Ginger is widely used for its therapeutic properties. It helps to remove seasonal sinus congestion and can help stomach pain. Here in this recipe, we will use it to boost circulation and flush out toxins.
- One cup of honey
- One Tablespoon of ginger root
First things first, make sure the ginger root is fresh and peeled. Add a cup of honey in a double boiler. Then add the ginger root. Leave the water in the lower boiler to heat up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius). Heat the honey ginger mix for about 10 minutes. Afterward, place the mix in a tightly fit container, preferably a glass jar. If you wish, you can strain the ginger at any time from right after you remove it from the stove, up until two weeks in a jar.
Clove honey Recipes
Cloves are e mostly unfamiliar tropical ingredient, primarily used to treat a toothache. The treatment is performed by placing a few cloves in your mouth and then keeping them in there for a few minutes. What happens is your saliva moistens the cloves until they soften and start releasing their oil. This recipe will help you heal mouth sores and prevent future ones.
- A cup of Honey
- 5-10 clove buds
Once again, take out your double boiler and add the honey. Then insert the cloves in and let it heat using water steam for about 1-2 hours at 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius). Once you remove from the stove, store the mix in an airtight container.
If you wish, you could strain the mixture from the cloves for better taste.
Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Recipes
A lot of homemade remedies need apple cider vinegar. This vinegar helps with balancing the body’s pH value and helps with stomach pain and sore throat.
- A cup of honey
- 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
This time pour the apple cider vinegar and the honey in a regular saucepan. Heat in a low level for about 10 minutes, stir until in reaches homogeneity. Pour the mixture into an airtight jar. It can last for a pretty long time in your kitchen, so don’t worry about its lifespan.
Make sure always to store the mixtures in a cool, dark place. Make sure the container in which you store the mixture are air tight and covered. In this way, the recipes above can last up to 7 or more months. If you want the mixture warm before use, just place the jar in a hot water container for better comfort.