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This page is dedicated to testimonies about the health benefits of the natural golden liquid, honey. It's been really interesting and enlightening to see how people from different cultures all over the world are using honey as a home remedy in different ways (eg. as an eye drop, healing of warts, burn ointment, allergies treatment, etc).

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         TeganUninly, United States     11/06/2018 @19:59:33

Great, thanks for sharing this post. Really thank you! Awesome.

         Anshuman Tripathi, India     11/06/2018 @01:42:09

I have been using honey since my childhood and it has been a great experience using it. I came to know about major benefits of honey in my late 20's and from then I stated having it with water to make me fit and healthy.As my aunt has a beauty parlor some time I use go there and have variety of honey beauty products applied on my face, which she says is very safe then any other chemical made products in the market. I am still exploring the honey and your website has educated me a lot.

         Christina Amaral, United States     22/05/2018 @09:13:09

I'm an older person (60) and I'm having many digestion issues as well as being overweight by 40 pounds. Most have given up on me. I'm hoping this is a new avenue. I haven't tried this way of thinking and truthfully I didn't even know this honey experience existed. I'm very hopeful that help is around the corner (or on the internet) for me.

         Vanessa Kuleti, Malawi     30/04/2018 @07:27:54

I lost 15kgs in 8 months after drinking honey+lemon water every morning on an empty stomach.

        Alice Gacheri, Kenya     17/04/2018 @03:25:52

- I used honey with ginger, garlic and lemon for cough syrup which is so effective on sore throat, colds on children. I rarely take medication because honey builds the body immunity to fight with diseases.
- I use honey mixed with lemon on my face for even skin tone and hydration and my skin is soft and even.
- I use honey with purple tea every day which acts as antioxidant.
- I take honey water every morning before breakfast to cleanse my system this helps me reduce weight.
- I use honey on fresh wounds to stop bleeding and also prevent bacteria from the wounds and this is quite effective.
- I give my children a tea spoon of honey every morning before going to school and this has lessen the number of times they suffer from cold and fever.
- I use honey on my hair to strengthen it from breakages and this has really helped. I apply honey on my hair and scalp, wait like for fifteen minutes and wash.
- I bake my cakes with honey instead of sugar and this gives me good results.
- I encourage my customers i.e. (because I have beehives and sell honey to them) to use honey instead of sugar for its benefits.
I enjoy honey every moment and I have forgotten the taste of sugar for the last five years I have used honey. I can never complain.

         Annie Xu, China     19/03/2018 @07:50:56

Honey is my true love, My whole family eat and use honey everyday...from kids to grandpa. We drink honeywater, eat comb honey directly, using honey to help with skin problem, and some wounds that might happen in our daily life.

         Judith Alston, United States     28/02/2018 @00:03:06

My experience is wide, I use honey to cook with my a recipe with chicken and bbq sauce and bake it. I use honey for drinking with my bragg vinegar also I use honey just to eat for energy. I love to eat with the comb.

         Patricia, United Kingdom     09/02/2018 @14:51:16

Honey helps me sleep.

         Rupali Saini, India     07/02/2018 @06:01:17

Honey has proved to be a Saviour for me in my hair loss. I used following hair mask twice a week.
1 spoon honey
Half spoon cinnamon powder
1 spoon olive oil

Method to use:
Mix olive oil and cinnamon powder and heat a bit. Pour in spoonful of honey and apply on your scalp for 30-45 mins. Wash with lukewarm water.

         Blanca Flores, United States     05/02/2018 @09:42:02

I love honey. I am diabetic and very happy to trust that ingesting honey is safe for me. I also very much use apple cider vinegar. I am very interested in your site.

         Charlotte Smart, South Africa     10/01/2018 @08:04:01

Honey mixed with turmeric, cinnamon and ginger - my Dad swore by it! He had cancer and he said this helped him a lot! My husband and I drink honey and lemon water every morning - SO refreshing and healthy! I eat honey with my plain yoghurt - I am addicted to it! Tastes delish and healthy on top of it!

         Marlena Cantu, United States     03/01/2018 @14:21:00

Currently I am under the weather and I remembered something my Mom had me do the last time I was sick. She mixed a past of cinnamon and honey and gave me a teaspoon everyday. Remarkably I was feeling better than the normal length of time it would have taken me to get over being sick. So, now I am browsing remedies that include Cinnamon and Honey when I stumble across this website. The coverage of honey and cinnamon is amazing and I want to know more!

        Lucy, United States     23/11/2017 @15:11:45

My dog Hunter got superficial corneal on one of his eye. I applied antibiotic eye drop and atropine drop daily during the first week of treatment. He could barely keep his eye opened. There was discharge first two days and tear afterwards. I found honey eye drop can cure corneal ulcer online because I worried side effect of antibiotic. I started using honey eye drop (1 part boiled artesian water, 1 part raw organic Brazilian honey from target), Hunter's eye showed improvement the next day. No more squinting, no more tear stain, his eye wide open although the pupil still dilated from atropine. I applied honey eye drop once every three hours. The dent from ulcer is shrinking after 3 days.

        Doug, United States     08/11/2017 @06:49:41

I eat honey every day, on toast, waffles, in my 100% Hershey's powdered chocolate. Because of it's natural benefits. We have also used honey to heal cuts it's amazing at healing a big cut leaving no scar. We use pure unpasteurized EX EX EX cream honey Ontario #1 product of Canada. I buy 35lb at a time from Eagles Nest Apairles Mono Ont Canada. I'm a frequent traveler to Canada, honey is a USA free trade item. Cream honey is hard to find in the USA.

        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     03/11/2017 @10:28:19

Yes, Samiuddin, there's no easy method of testing honey purity from home. The best is to get your honey directly from a trusted bee farm or beekeeper.

        Samiuddin, Saudi Arabia     02/11/2017 @04:48:47

Since childhood I take honey as my core food along with milk, and even after meals. It helps digestion and helps in the process of digestion. In my childhood days, it was very easy to get pure honey but nowadays stores are full of different brands and 99% of the stuff is not pure to get the real benefits of honey. Even some tests are there to check, whether the honey is pure or not but those tests are are also not able to detect purity. Appreciate, if anyone can guide me the source to get pure honey.

        Barbara DeVries, United States     09/10/2017 @14:43:02

My Mother's Recipe for Sleep Aid:

1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Mix in a cup or other container and swallow. If needed, can be slightly diluted with water to help in swallowing.

        Lisa Lewey-Shields, United States     10/09/2017 @23:09:14

I like to eat honey on biscuits and on peanut butter toast. I like to cook with honey and I LOVE Honey Mustard with mayo.. I like honey in my BBQ sauce on chicken and pork. I like honey in my vinegarette salad dressings. I like honey in my hot tea in the winter. I like honey and oats and sunflower cookies. I like honey lip balm and moisturizer. I use honey milk soap.

        Nancy Wolfson, United States     18/08/2017 @20:01:16

I have always liked honey but just recently started eating more honey and really enjoying it. It just seems to satisfy me more than many other sweet things and a small amount of honey keeps me from overeating. It is just very satisfying to eat honey.

        Troy, United States     26/06/2017 @20:30:38

Had athletes feet. Put honey on feet every night for 2 weeks and it went away.

        Arjay Bete, Philippines     05/05/2017 @03:29:02

My son since 6 mos old I gave honey as his vitamins and it went well for him. No hassle when he was teething and has grown into a strong baby. He is now 4 yrs old and still taking in honey. And not only him, all of us are taking real, pure, raw and wild honey available here in our locality.

        Lisa Marie, United States     05/05/2017 @12:07:10

I will use it in place of jelly or jam on toast or a peanut butter sandwich or instead of syrup on pancakes or waffles. Sometimes, I will sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the honey as well. This is just something that I have done for years and just prefer to other toppings for my toast, peanut butter, pancakes or waffles. I will also make a salad dressing using a teaspoon of mustard, a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, some lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey with some salt+pepper, mix it all together and pour it over my salad.

        Hazelphine Townsend, United States     24/03/2017 @10:26:34

I have used honey in almost everything, in the 70's and 80's. I use honey in place of sugar in my cake recipes, for sore throats in my home, and in all of my herbal teas.

        Arsad, Thailand     17/02/2017 @04:52:20

My cousin said that he cured his Hepa B with honey.

        Sylvia, United States     16/01/2017 @17:42:11

BURNS! I did this for my son and he is now about 40 and has NO scar tissue on his stomach. Please read and learn........ My son was between 3 and 4 years old. I was cooking, My son was standing in a large stool near me watching. I turned to get something out of the cupboard... heard him scream, turned around and his shirt was on fire. He ran toward the living room. I cought him but it was too late. He had 3rd degree burns all over his stomach and chest. Took him to his ER who treated him and gave me instructions on how to care for the bad burns. I was to peel the skin off of his stomach and chest and put on what the Dr. had given me. I did this one time. It was so painful to my son that that was the last time I followed the doctor's instructions. I read up on honey, which I always used anyway. I plastered his stomach with raw honey and vitamin E. I kept that on always until he was over the burn. There were no more screams from my son. The bad skin came off by itself and the area healed. To this day, my son has no scars. Germs cannot live in honey. I put it on any wound I get and did so with each of my 5 children. Have a good, healthy day..........Sylvia

        Treshom T., Ethiopia     09/11/2016 @02:41:54

I am a adiabatic mellitus patient for nearly a decade. For the first five years I only used exercise and tablet. But the latter five years, I frequently use every morning a spoon full of pure honey, you don't believe my blood level is so constant now.

        BBC, United States     04/11/2016 @10:16:07

I had major surgery to repair a ripped patella tendon and the incision was 5 inches held with stapes. I was instructed to change my dressing daily and knowing the benefits of honey, I would pour a line of store bought plain, but pure 100% honey on each change of dressing the length and width of the incision and place it on the wound--staples notwithstanding. When the PA removed the staples, she commented on how well and fast the wound was healing. It's been 10 months, the wound has healed well, the scar is supple and ready for further natural scar diminishment tactics. :-)

        Mary Lou Ferralli, United States     18/10/2016 @17:50:24

I use local raw honey in my hot teas, on top of ice cream, and pancakes. Occasionally, I just relish a delicious spoonful all by itself. By using local honey a person is provided with better immunity to fight allergies. For me it minimizes or often eliminates the season nasal gunk.

        Mary, United States     09/10/2016 @12:38:02

After my husbands shoulder replacement surgery,an area over the entry site was taking forever to heal. The surgeon suggested honey and a bandage to heal it. In a few days the wound drained and healed beautifully. It made the both of us believers in honey and it's healing properties.

        Thomas, Guyana     05/10/2016 @11:50:32

It was amazing to me of how powerful honey is, when my mom had a cholesterol problem a few years ago my mom ask me to research on the Internet what can be used to combat cholesterol and to my amazement honey and cinnamon along with proper diet, instead of using jams and jellies on your bread or biscuits you can mix 2-3 tablespoon of honey to 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and enjoy same on your bread or biscuits. Today my mom is doing great because of honey and cinnamon, for a healthy life style don't forget to add honey to your diet.

        Ingrid, Australia     18/09/2016 @06:38:56

My dog was hit by a car and lost all the flesh down the inside of both back legs exposing the bone. Our vet sourced honey from New Zealand and that was all we used as there was not enough skin to stitch him up. Can't remember how long it took but we watched in horrified wonder how the flesh grew back, then the blood vessels and finally the skin. He was left with what looked like a zip down the inside of both legs.

Our neighbour's daughter had a horse with an infection in its hoof that didn't respond to antibiotics. Manuka honey did the trick.

        Agnes B. Mapute, The Philippines     31/08/2016 @17:50:23

Honey decreases pain of my fibrocystics breast disease.

        Paula, United States     30/08/2016 @13:39:49

I make my own Cough Medicine with raw honey, garlic cloves and ginger root. My recipe is: 3/4th pint raw honey and 2 tablesoons each garlic & ginger ( I use small food processer to chop garlic & ginger root) mix and let sit for a while. You can use this right after mixing but it works better after it has set for a while. I also use raw honey on my oatmeal for seasonal allegies everyday.

        Alison, Canada     28/08/2016 @12:05:34

Just beginning to educate myself on the benefits of raw unheated honey. The best honey I have ever tasted. I'm going overboard...!!!

        Annette Fricke, United States     26/08/2016 @11:54:30

I had a bedwetting problem as a child around the age of 6 or 7. We had Seventh Day Adventists practitioners for doctors and they told my mom to try a teaspoon of honey at night. That is what worked! I later found out that I needed a small window of temperature also to sleep at night. Can't be either too hot nor too cold.

        Princess, Jamaica     22/08/2016 @17:23:57

For cold, honey brings quick relief, use with lime juice or garlic, at the first sign of the flu, boil 2 pegs of garlic in one cup of water mix with 1 or teaspoon of honey at bed time, next morning your as good as new, or mix 1 table spoon of lime juice with 1 teaspoon honey, the job is done, repeat if necessary.

        Casmine Yang, Singapore     22/08/2016 @ 01:13:52

I love honey as it is a natural food, unlike many food or supplements which claimed to be "natural", but they're not. We usually take it with only water and sometime with my coffee. It had helped me in some area of my health especially my constipation, which had been troubling me for many years since I'm young. My husband also benefits from it as he claimed that his skin is getting better.

        Maria Stikoudi, Greece     10/08/2016 @04:37:42

Hello, I came from Greece. We can not live without honey and olive oil. It is in our tradition and part of our everyday life. Greek honey from our beautiful island becames mostly from Thymus and is the best in the world!! In many traditional sweets we use honey instead of sugar in combination with spices and nuts.

        Tula Bardhan, India     04/08/2016 @03:41:15

I use honey with garlic, ginger and apple juice which works great for my diabetic control.

        Rosayn Drakel, New Zealand     23/07/2016 @05:31:39

I started using honey regularly when diagnosed with IBD 5yrs ago and went on the SCDiet which only allows honey as a sweetener. I am now in remission and the last colonoscopy showed the inflammation and ulceration had cleared up. My specialist was amazed at the change. I have honey in everything I want sweetened. I cannot take cough medicines or have throat lozenges, only honey. I mix up honey, lemon juice and garlic and leave it sitting to use for my throat. The older it gets, the more effective it is. I take it with cod liver oil and apple cider vinegar as well. I am amazed with the results. I also use it for my skin with coconut oil and make a lovely fudge with homemade coconut butter and honey. I also now have much less pain in my joints and muscles.. After reading here about using it for eyes, I can't wait to try the drops for my eye problems. Thanks so much for the great site.

        Ibironke Gabriel, Nigeria     15/07/2016 @11:34:38

In last 4 to 5 years I have wound in my right leg that refuse to heal but someone introduce me to honey to rub on it, after a few week I start to experience healing.

        Tracey Giles, Australia     13/07/2016 @02:56:16

I have always loved honey. Even just having a spoonful to satisfy the sweet cravings instead of eating chocolate.

        Abosede Hiyarlormorwhu, Nigeria     05/07/2016 @20:19:29

I always use honey in most of cooked food like beans, yam and most especially in breakfast light food like tea, pap instead of sugar because it makes us healthy, body smooth, and my child is always taking it because it makes children's brain sharp.

        Sanna K Hosio, Finland     24/06/2016 @04:45:15

Honey for cold and hot drinks. A sweetener absolutely unmatched. I also use it for low-temperature burns, and facial masks.

        Deborah, United States     06/06/2016 @08:23:28

At age 60+ I've been making honey & egg yolk, or honey & plain yogurt facials. Prep face, neck, + decolletage area (ladies know bodice area gets dry and wrinkly) with warm-to-hot washcloth. Then with upward strokes, apply this luscious moisture-laden mask. Allow it to soothe your skin for some time; while doing the dishes, etc. Rinse gently. Then apply light film of organic coconut oil from bodice-to-hairline. Feel your baby-soft skin!

        Dennis Brady, Canada     28/05/2016 @11:58:48

I cut out sugar completely. And I use nothing but honey.

        William Van Scoy, United States     16/05/2016 @01:34:29

I have loved honey since I was a kid. I can remember my parents buying honey in a big can and in no time they were buying more we enjoyed it that much. When us kids were sick and our throats were sore dad would take honey and vinegar and mix them together and in a couple days it was gone we were well. Mom would do a lot of cooking with honey but I was never able to get any recipes. Well now I have found some I can start using honey in my meals and get back to that good old taste of honey again.

        Abushiri Mbwana, Tanzania     11/05/2016 @03:18:11

*A day without a spoon of honey is like a day without sun shine*. I start my day with a spoon of honey for a perfect body energy and I end my day at night wit a spoon of Honey to end sleeplessness. I use baobab and Honey for facial mask.

        BaBette, United States     05/05/2016 @10:44:30

I've been using raw honey and plain yogurt for stomach issues for the last 3 months. I'm 56 year old female with alot of stomach issues and ibs-c. with the help of this wonderful food I'm not having any more issues. Plus I went from 218 lbs to 203 lbs in these few months. I'm very active and happy!!

        Nancy, United States     21/04/2016 @18:51:44

I cut my finger almost to the bone and needed stitches. Instead I applied honey and took pics every day of the healing process. Amazing it healed quicker than normal, no stiches no scars and it helped cut the pain.

        K.C Sishi, South Africa     17/04/2016 @06:36:12

I use raw honey and brown sugar as my face scrub once a week. It helps to keep my face smooth. I like it.

        Adolphe Giraco, Spain     11/04/2016 @15:35:30

I have a syndrome called semi facial spams unvoluntary eye twitching. A few days ago, I mixed yogurt with honey. I have noticed in just few minutes that my twitching slowed by 25 to 30 percent and felt more confortable and my left eye opened wider. I have repeated this for the last four days and I think I shall continue every day. Your article says about anti-inflammatory reactio. Maybe honey soothes brain lesions. The effect is almost instant.

        Venila, South Africa     06/04/2016 @13:03:56

Hi, honey really works wonders for me... I am not sure of honey changing eye colour, but I've been having mainly for good health... it's much better than other sweeteners and sugar...and it's good for skin and your eye sight... also good for chest infection. I am amazed with honey.

        Karen White, United States     25/03/2016 @11:29:35

My husband began with three bee hive's two years ago. This spring he is adding three more. I have taken a spoon full of honey every morning and for the last two years and have not even had my normal flu/colds. I have began to take the pollen with him now, since I have watched him take it for a year now and have noticed his energy and weight levels change

        Chris, United Kingdom     20/03/2016 @16:49:42

I have been taking a dessert spoon of honey every day now since researching the benefits on the internet. Around 5 years ago I tripped and fell in a road side pothole, severely twisting my ankle. No amount of medical tests could give an answer to the pain I endured for months afterwards. Having researched as mentioned, I have been taking honey straight off the spoon for 4 and a half years now. I have no pain from the ankle, my symptoms of repeated throat soreness have ceased and I feel much healthier. I also have to report on other benefits on the other subject headings which involve honey, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.

        Shirley Jackson, United States     20/03/2016 @13:29:52

I drink raw local honey in my coffee every day. After reading of all the benefits, I am going to start using it in my diet lot more.

        Brian Kyd, Australia     10/02/2016 @22:45:12

Honey is very good for Athletes Foot, a 100 times better then the very expensive creams one buys at the chemist. One to two applications are usually enough not so with the creams I hope that is helpful.

        Rhonda Kurucz, Canada     26/01/2016 @16:51:19

After 3 months of honey and cinnamon tea, I have cleared up skin of acne and have not gotten sick, even though I am a healthcare worker. I don't seem to catch the colds and flus that go around anymore. :)

        Opinion02122, United States     21/01/2016 @00:32:34

This is a review I never thought I'd write. I bought a jar of raw honey to use in a recipe for making my dog treats. But I never tasted honey in my life! That all changed a few minutes ago! I had surgery today, and due to the tubes down my throat, it's been killing me since I woke up. I looked on line for info. It said it could last for days, and after a surgery I had years ago, I remembered that it DID! Please, God, a remedy! And, there it was! Put honey in your hot tea! I thought I'd hate it, but I was desperate! So, I got the dog's honey and put it in my tea. Long story short, it tasted exactly like it normally does with other sweeteners! AND it's healthier! I'm sold! I like it for its healing powers, too. God, I hope they find a cure for the colony collapse of our hives. I've always loved bees and what they do for us, but now I love their honey, too!

        Eiann HMY, Brunei     16/01/2016 @09:35:22

Hi.. it's my 2nd day of trial and error of mixing up manuka and apple cider vinegar. And I must say, it's totally working for me. I got an occasional acid reflux day by day that sometimes it kept me awake at night and thinking... Would I be awake if I go to sleep with this horrifying acid crept up to my oesophagus... last night it was... like sleeping in wonderland. I didn't get those acid type of feeling in my throat... well it did but not as much as before. Such a relief and prayer answered. I took 1 tsp of manuka honey and 1 tsp of ACV just before every meal, and with warm water. It's natural and healthy, try it, and your body will thank you.

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