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Honey Cures Q&A

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Question:Please advise how to cure ulcer using honey and cinnamon.

Reply: For stomach ulcer, you can try this composition:

1 Tablespoon of Honey
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder

Mix it the cinnamon with a cup of boiling water and cover the cup for half an hour. Filter (e.g with a coffee filter) to remove any particles and add honey when the mixture has cooled down to a good extent.

Question:Is there a natural cure with honey for high blood pressure?

Reply:For high blood pressure, I would recommend the apple cider vinegar and honey remedy:

2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water – a few times daily. But if you are under medication for high blood pressure, you should first consult your physician about going on the apple cider vinegar and honey diet. You may find this article useful: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Remedy

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Question: I have a chronic cough (already for a couple of years). Despite watching my diet, it wouldn't go away. I thought it might help if I take Manuka honey, but what should I mix it with?

Reply: Manuka honey (with at least an UMF rating of 10) is effective for sore throats and coughs. You can mix it with warm water -- take a tablespoon of it and mix it with a glass of warm water, take it every morning and night before bedtime. Read: "The Miraculous UMF Manuka Honey"

Question: I was wondering why and how drinking the boiled combination of honey and cinnamon can help you burn fat? I don't see how it is possible.

Reply: Notice that the combination of honey and cinnamon is a folk remedy, which is not prescribed by medical doctors. Nevertheless, researchers and scientists have claimed that cinnamon's water soluble components, called proanthocyanidins, which are the active ingredients affecting blood glucose, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Hence, this spice has been used by many people who have high cholesterol, or are overweight or diabetic.

As for why honey is combined with cinnamon by ancient people, I believe is for a few reasons -- metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid, providing a fuelling mechanism for the body, keeping blood sugar levels balanced and letting your recovery hormones get on with burning fat stores, and making the remedy more palatable (but I'm not sure if this factor is important or relevant for everyone...) You may want to read about the revolutionary honey hibernation diet by Mike McInnes. Ref: "Discover the Incredible Use of Honey in Hibernation Diet"

Question: Is honey harmful to diabetic patients.

Reply: There is no clear answer to whether honey is okay for diabetic people, some are able to take it better than others, but honey is still a better choice than table sugar and many artificial sweeteners. Read: "Is Honey Allowed in Diabetic Diet?"

Question: Can honey cure urine track infections?

Reply: While UTIs are easily treated with antibacterial drugs/antibiotics, many people have also found drinking plenty of water, taking cranberry juice, avoiding coffee, alcohol, artificial sweetener, spicy foods all do help to cleanse the urinary tract of bacteria. Drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with honey water is a well-known folk remedy for UTI. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Read: "Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Remedy".

Question:I have hypoglycemia. Would honey cause a hypoglycemic reaction?

Reply:Honey, compared to other sweeteners like corn syrup or table sugar, is often better tolerated by people who have hypoglycemia.

Question: I have been directed by my Dr. to avoid honey as I have hypoglycemia. Can rice syrup instead of honey be used with organic apple cider vinegar?

Reply: We are not clear about the actual effects of rice syrup on blood sugar but the glycemic index of rice syrup is actually higher than that of table sugar. (98 versus 80) And we don't recommend rice syrup for the fact it is all empty calories; that is, like all refined sugars, it contains virtually no essential nutrients. Honey, compared to other sweeteners like corn syrup or table sugar, is often better tolerated by people who have hypoglycemia.

Question: I have stomach ulcer. Please help.

Reply: For stomach ulcer, we suggest: half a glass of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of raw honey (best to get Active Manuka Honey) with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder on a daily basis. Read: What are Stomach Ulcers?

Question: What type honey recipe can I use for IBS? I have gastritis so bad I can't leave the bathroom. What will help the cramps, gas, bloating and diarrhea?

Reply: Honey itself when taken over the long run aids in building body functions and can indirectly benefit the bowel system. To relieve irritable bowel, try taking a teaspoon of Manuka honey 3 times a day, half an hour before meal. If the condition still persists with no improvement, do consult a medical doctor for a thorough diagnosis so that effective treatment can be administered for its cause.

Question: Do you have a honey recipe for bladder infection?

Reply:See No. 4 remedy in: Honey and Cinnamon Remedy.

Question:Can cider vinegar and honey can help in treating fibroid?

Reply:The cider vinegar and honey mixure seems to be helpful in clearing fibroids. Look up "fibroid" in the following pages using Ctrl + F:
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Cures Postings 2014
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Cures Postings 2012-2013

Question: Do you have a recipe for ginger-lemon-honey drink?

Reply: We have a recipe for ginger honey drink in: Honey Ginger Remedy. I guess you can just add a squeeze of lemon to make your ginger-lemon honey drink.

Question: Is Saigon cinnamon good?

Reply: Saigon cinnamon is very similar to Chinese (Cassia) cinnamon in terms of appearance and taste - dark color and spicy in taste. It is popularly used in baking because of its sweet aroma that is not found in Cassia cinnamon. However, unfortunately, like Cassia cinnamon, Saigon cinnamon also contains a high level of Coumarin, which can be harmful when consumed regularly. In fact, it has been reported that Saigon cinnamon contains the highest level of Coumarin amongst all varieties of cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is still the most ideal.

Question:Does honey help with bronchitis?

Reply: Yes, honey is known to be helpful in treating bronchial related issues: Tastiest Home Remedy For Cough: Honey.

Question: Can honey help my heart burn?

Reply: Yes, honey is used as a remedy for heart burn: Acid Reflux Remedy with Honey Cider Vinegar Drink.

Question:What are the benefits of honey combined with ginger?

Reply: For the benefits of ginger honey, you may want to read this article: Honey Ginger Remedy

Question:Does honey help with herpes?

Reply: We received a posting in 2011 stating that cinnamon and honey is a herpes cure. However there are no other details shared. You may want to try out a mix of cinnamon (half a teaspoon), honey (a teaspoon) and half a glass of warm honey in the morning with an empty stomach for a start. Adjust the dosage as you monitor the effectiveness of it. Read: Postings on Honey and Cinnamon Cures - Yr 2011-2012 (Do a search on the page (Ctrl + F) with keyword "herpes")

Question: What does honey do for sinus?

Reply: It has been reported that honey kills bacteria that cause sinus infections. Refer to: Research Points to Honey as Sinus Treatment.

Question: Can honey be used for hangover?

Reply: Yes honey is known to be a good cure for hangover. Mix 1-2 tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink. Repeat after 3-4 hrs if necessary. Details in: Sweetest Natural Cure for Hangover: Honey

Question: Is there a honey concoction for belching?

Reply: I would suggest mixing 1 tbs of honey and 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar in warm water, best before meal. (I've also been told that honey plus ginger juice could help as well.)

Question:I am being advised to take a spoonful honey everyday in morning before practice to enhance my running stamina. Will that really help?

Reply: Honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

Question: Can honey cure cancer?

Reply: While honey is not known to be able to treat cancers, when consumed over the long run, it improves immune system functioning, and it's protective against diseases including cancers.

Question: Can honey help people who are anaemic?

Reply: Apple cider vinegar mixed with honey can aid in iron absorption: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Remedy. Many people also eat fresh green salad with honey to boost their haemoglobin levels. For choice of honey, consider Buckwheat honey which is especially rich in iron. Exploring Honey Varieties!

Question: How does honey help coughing from asthma.

Reply: Honey soothes the throat and stimulates saliva, which calms the coughing reflex. Read this article on honey as a cough remedy: Tastiest Home Remedy For Cough: Honey

Question: Can honey help in constipation?

Reply: Many people find taking warm honey water first thing in the morning useful in moving the bowel. Others have also found taking the honey and cider vinegar combination helpful.

Question: My son is 4 years old. He has cold and dust allergy, always suffers from breathing problem especially during night time while he is sleeping. He is also snoring. Doctors are saying that adenoid gland is there and it should be operated. We don't want to do that. Kindly help us.

Reply: You may want to start him with a teaspoon of honey (direct or mixed with some slightly warm water) before bedtime, this could bring some relief to the infected adenoid gland. And giving it over the long run may remedy his problem. Monitor on a daily basis if there's any improvement in his condition with honey.

Question: What kind of honey shall I use for burns? Shall I just simply put it on the burn?

Reply: Any raw, 100% unadulterated honey. For severe burns, medicinal floral varietal such as Manuka honey is recommended. Simply apply on the affected area. Rinse off after 1-2 hrs. Consider using a dressing for severe burns to keep the honey there longer. Refer to: Honey as Miraculous Burn Treatment.

Question: What benefits does honey have in helping with symptoms of the common cold?

Reply: Honey water can be soothing and speed up recovery from the common cold because of its anti-inflammatory effects.

Question: Is there any way honey can be used to cure severe dental disease like bleeding gums, weak teeth, swollen mouth and stones in the mouth.

Reply: Honey and propolis have been used for treating oral and gums issues. Read:Natural Gum Disease Remedy.

Question: Is honey good for poison ivy/oak?

Reply:Yes, have heard of reports that eating honey and bee pollen regularly can be effective in countering poison ivy allergies.

Question:Will the gastrointestinal problems and constipation be solved by taking honey?

Reply: Eating honey regularly certainly can help in gastrointestinal and constipation issues if it's part of a diet that focuses on strengthening the overall body constitution.

Question: Can honey balance white and red blood cells?

Reply: Honey has been known to be helpful in promoting and regulating the healthy production of red and white blood cells. It is hence a popular tonic used during chemo treatment.

Question: Does honey cure forgetfulness and is honey good for learning?

Reply: While honey is not a quick brain memory booster, when consumed over time, before bedtime daily, it does help in overall body immunity and brain functioning.

Question: My 10 year old son is suffering from hepatitis for about 1 year now. Each time we treat him the sickness resurfaces within three months. I am hoping that there could be a honey remedy to cure this hepatitis as I do not want to continue giving him much drugs.

Reply: I haven't come across any report pointing to a clear linkage between hepatitis and honey cure. But liver health is the focal point in the honey hibernation diet. A book I read a couple of years ago also mentioned adding honey to dandelions boiled in water and that drinking the mixture could help in stimulating the liver, but no further details were given. Bee pollen is another natural bee product you may want to consider. It's ability to rejuvenate the body and stimulates organs may be helpful in treating hepatitis.

Question: Is honey good for eyes? Can it be put on the eye?

Reply: Honey is known to be an effective natural eye drop for irritable or infected eyes. It can be diluted with some water to reduce the stinging sensation during the application. More in: Honey for Eye Infection.

Question: Can honey help treat fever caused by tooth ache?

Reply: Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in reducing pain and infection in general. But certain floral varietals such as Manuka and Buckwheat have a stronger antibacterial potency and may be more effective in dealing with relieving symptoms of pain and fever.

Question: Can honey be used for shingles?

Reply: Raw honey, a natural cure for shingles can be applied as an ointment on the rash. Drinking a mixture of apple cider vinegar (1 tbs) and honey (1 tsp) also helps to treat shingles from the inside out.

Question: Does the honey lemon combo which is to be taken with empty stomach first thing in morning result in acidity or gastritis?.

Reply: It should not, if you do not have existing gastritis or acidity issues.

Question: How can honey help stop bad breath?

Reply: You may find this page relevant: Sure You Don't Have Bad Breath?

Question: Can I use ice or cold water for the lemon honey drink?

Reply: No issue. But if you are using it for weight loss, warm water first thing in the morning does help in cleansing the system, get the metabolism going and faciliate fat burning, hence it overall supports weight loss. More in: Honey and Lemon for Weight Loss.

Question: I have suffered from alopecia areita for over 30 years. Can honey help?

Reply: You may find this page on honey and haircare relevant: Hair Loss Remedy With Honey.

Question: I am taking honey lemon with warm water. What are the benefits of this routine?

Reply: The honey and lemon drink is known to be effective for improving digestion and weight management. Refer to this article: Honey and Lemon for Weight Loss.

Question: Is it safe to use honey as an eye drop?

Reply: Those who have tried it seem to be suggesting yes. You may be interested in this page on honey as an eye drop: Honey for Eye Infection

Question: Is it safe to use propolis to cure a sore throat at the last month of a pregnancy?

Reply: We have not come across any health concerns or warnings related to the consumption of propolis or any bee products for pregnant mothers. But you would want to ensure that the source is free of pesticides, antibiotics or any harmful chemicals. I am unable to offer medical advice, so would suggest you get an opinion from your Doctor to ascertain its safety for your consumption.

Question: I get very bad sinus, please let me know what I need to do, very often I get stuffy nose, condition worsens after some types of foods.

Reply: You may want to give honey a try as it is very helpful in boosting the immune system over time. Take it daily before bedtime: Hibernation Diet Links Sleep and Obesity

Bee pollen and honey is also a great combination for fighting sinuses and building body immunity. Read: Bee Pollen's Super Healing Power.

Additionally, you might want to read these articles: Research Points to Honey as Sinus Treatment

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