Last week was a little tough for us as parents. Our little daughter fell ill and developed a cough. Usually the days when you little ones fall ill, are very tough on the parents. More than anything else, it is the misery that you see your kid in that hurts you the most. And if you are somebody like me, who wouldn’t want to put your kids through medicines for a common cold, then you need to be prepared for a few such tough days.
Kids are a little cranky when they are not well, especially if they are down with a common cold. With nose blocked, difficulty in breathing and a heavy head you could easily see them struggling to maintain their usual self. And to add to all this if they have a bad cough, then you can imagine what they would be going through.
My daughter acts tougher than what I would expect of a 5 year old. But she was still struggling. And I could see it clearly. After a certain point, I just couldn’t bear it.
I took to the internet and started searching for some home remedies for curing cough in children. I knew that over the counter medicines were not advisable for children below 6 years and hence wanted to try something natural that could work as a relief and also cure her of her cough.
There weren’t a lot of posts but of the few available, some of them spoke about honey.
I had read about a lot of the benefits about honey but never knew that honey can be a cure for cough as well. I had nothing to lose, so I decided I will give it a try.
After about 4 doses of 1 teaspoons each and a day, I was surprised to see that my little one’s cough was down by more than 75%.
Did you know about this benefits of honey?
I am sure there are so many other benefits of honey that you and I would probably not be aware of, unless you are somebody who is specialized in natural home remedies.
10 Benefits of Honey You Never Knew about
Honey can be a handy solution to a lot of common problem at home. The only caveat is that the honey should be a pure one. Before you buy one, ensure you do the test to check if it is authentic honey or, not.
Let us look at 10 such handy benefits of honey –
Honey has anti-bacterial properties which helps in cleaning and healing wounds. You can simply dab a little honey onto minor burns and wounds so that it can heal fast. The anti-bacterial properties of honey ensures that it kills off bacteria and helps speed the heeling time.
Honey heals minor burns much faster than any other medications. Studies have proven that burns treated with honey heals almost 2 times faster than other medications.
Treat Bad breath
Mix 1 teaspoon of raw honey with 1/4 cup water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Use this honey lemon water mixture to gargle for about 3 minutes. It will cure you of bad breath and keep your mouth smelling fresh all day long.
Relieve Acid Reflux
Raw honey can be an effective cure for acid reflux. It coats the esophagus linings and provides immediate relief from the burning caused by acid reflux.
Natural Cough Syrup
Honey is a natural cough syrup. While there are a lot of ways you could prepare cough treating mixtures, I prefer the simplest form – 1 teaspoon of honey about 4-5 times a day.
Dark Circles Removal
Mix 1 teaspoon each of honey and sweet almond oil and spread it under your eyes. After about 20 minutes, wash it off and then apply some coconut oil. Doing it a few time in a week will keep your skin looking and feeling great.
Applying raw honey on your lips can be a good substitute to vaseline or, other lip moisturizer. It prevents breaking and chapping of lips.
Relieving Morning Sickness
Honey can be an effective solution to relieving morning sickness in pregnant mothers. Make a cup of warm tea with honey and ginger and you have the perfect solution to calming your tummy if you are a pregnant mother.
Honey can help you in weight loss. All you need to do is replace sugar with honey. It will boost your metabolism and give you energy.
Cure insect bites
A mixture made of lemon juice and honey is an amazing antiseptic solution. the natural sugar in honey kills the microorganisms, while the lemon partners with it to prevent bacteria from taking over. The combination will also reduce the swelling associated with insect bites, and decrease itchiness. Wasp-bites can easily be cured using this mixture.
Which of the above benefits did you already know about? Comment and let us know. If you know about any other benefits, don’t forget to share it with us.