Seasonal allergies: When using raw honey as an allergy helper, take one or two teaspoons a day (unheated) for at least 6 months before your hay-fever season starts. Bees that are colonized in wildflower fields visit and pollinate from the flowers that you are allergic to, and then deposit these minuscule pollen back to the hive when making their honey.
When you ingest raw wildflower honey, these tiny particles act as signals to your immune system to build up a tolerance to them. If you're diligent, you will find your next allergy season to be non-existent.
Curative: Raw honey is considered a curative in many cultures. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal. Raw honey may affect the growth and activity of Bifidobacterium, a probiotic present in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Research performed by Michigan State University in 2001 discovered a correlation between raw honey oligosaccharides and increased growth of good bacteria, which is essential for good health.
Small wounds: A simple example is to put our raw honey on a small cut and the healing begins!
Cold & sore throat: Raw honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. Time is the most important healer of sore throats caused by viruses, but for relief of the irritating symptoms, take a spoonful of our Raw honey to soothe and coat your throat as often as you need to relieve the irritation. In between, keep up your liquids with a steaming cup of tea sweetened with Raw honey. For added vitamin C, try mixing in orange, grapefruit or lemon juice.
Coughs: A 2007 study by a Penn State College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer parents an effective alternative to over-the-counter cough medicine. The study found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough and sleep difficulty in children than no treatment or dextromethorphan (DM), a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cold medications.
Scars: Raw Honey has a bleaching effect so regular use of honey on the affected areas can dramatically fade old or new scars.
Acne: Raw Honey has anti-bacterial properties making it an excellent cleanser for Acne. Apply some raw honey to the affected area and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
Anti-aging: Raw Honey is rich in antioxidants so a tbsp. of raw honey a day keeps free radicals at bay. Delay the aging process by making honey a part of your healthy diet. You can also smear some honey on your face to get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Do not feed raw honey to children under the age of 1 because of the rare possibility of being infected with the bacteria that causes botulism (Clostridium botulinum). Once a toddler reaches one year old, their digestive system is mature enough to kill any botulism bacteria.