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This Winter taste a sweet victory... Royal Jelly, Propolis and Honey

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Over four thousand years ago, honey was used as a traditional ayurvedic medicine, where it was thought to be effective at treating material imbalances in the body. In pre-Ancient Egyptian times, honey was used topically to treat wounds. Egyptian medicinal compounds more than five millennia ago used honey. The ancient Greeks believed that consuming honey could help make you live longer.

Today we still keep using raw honey's antibiotic properties in treating colds and sore throats. Honey coats the throat and reduces irritation. For blocked sinuses, mix a teaspoon of honey, one drop of rosemary or eucalyptus essential oil in a pot of hot water, put a towel over your head, and just inhale the steam. Raw honey is an effective treatment for acne. A small amount placed on blemishes and acne nightly will often clear the skin in a short period of time. Washing your face with honey will also leave you with sparkling, clean, soft skin.To treat allergies, take a teaspoon of raw honey a couple of times a day starting a few months prior to allergy season.