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5 Medicinal Uses Of Honey

One Of Oman’s Staple Ingredients

By Reemsha Akbar

 

From the golden age of the Greeks to the ancient era of the Egyptians, honey has always been a universal solution to common health problems. In Oman, honey occupies a special place in our hearts too; we have our very own raw honey that tastes impeccable while offering a ton of medicinal benefits.

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Back in the day, honey was the only source of sugar and was valued for its medicinal uses. Today, it is still considered a must-have ingredient for home remedies. With more than 300 variations that come in different colours and flavours, this sweet liquid promises a faster recovery for a number of common health issues, as it is packed with antioxidants, anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

So how can this versatile ingredient benefit your health? Well, here are the five common problems that can be fixed with a sweet solution:

1. Common Cold

Honey is an all-natural cure for those seasonal colds; It can be used in treating upper respiratory tract infection. You can add it to a glass of hot water for a warm sip, or take a spoonful before bedtime; for a cough-free evening.

2. Treating Wounds and Burns

Honey is also a natural antibiotic that acts both internally and externally. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it serves as a quick and easy treatment for soothing burns. Generously apply on top of a wound to minimise the risk of infection.

3. Digestion

Constipation, ulcer and gastric issues can really take a toll on our health. Try homemade tea with honey and a bit of lemon to help with the healing process. And, it tastes amazing too.

4. Insomnia

Due to its natural glucose, honey calms the soul and induces sleep. Take a cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey for a good night sleep.

5. Infection

Honey works as a shield against various types of infections and preventing the body from developing further issues. Every morning, take 1-2 teaspoons of honey on an empty stomach.

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