On a bright note, raw, organic honey is an alkaline-forming food with natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and other valuable natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients which are destroyed during the heating and pasteurization with honey that is not raw.
The purest form of raw honey comes straight from the honeycomb. It is unfiltered, unheated, and unpasteurized. Otherwise, the natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in honey would be destroyed. You can find this healthier form of raw honey at wellness shops, Whole Foods, nutrition stores, and through the Internet. Make sure to read your labels to be certain you purchase the pure form to receive the best results.
Here are health benefits of raw, unpasteurized honey:
* Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, & Anti-bacterial Properties
* Boosts immune function
* Can stabilize blood sugar
* Superior wound healing on skin (Read my honey testimony listed below.)
* Promotes digestive health
* Can help ward off allergies
* Soothing to sore throats & is a natural expectorant
* Anti-inflammatory benefits
* Can decrease LDL cholesterol
My Raw Honey Testimony:
For those who don't know me, I have over 25 years experience as a Licensed Stylist, Esthetician, and Makeup Artist. A few years ago, my teenager daughter wanted me to wax her eyebrows. I have a professional waxing kit and one perk my kids have is getting free beauty services.
The wax was heating up in the microwave to reach the perfect temperature. The goal was to melt the wax to apply it smoothly onto the skin in effort to remove unwanted facial hair. After it was heated, I opened the microwave door when some wax accidentally dripped onto my two fingers. Outch!
It was boiling hot and I immediately had a second degree burn. Seriously, it felt as if my fingers where on fire. My skin was red, inflamed, and hurt badly. Within a short time, blisters appeared on my skin.
Based on the fact that I endured natural childbirth without one drug, I personally believe that I have a strong tolerance for physical pain. However, managing my pain from this burn was quite challenging for me. It was excruciating to such a degree that I was desperate to find a natural remedy to bring relief.
Thankfully, I had a jar of raw, unpasteurized honey in my kitchen pantry. I gently applied a thick layer of honey directly on top of the area's that were burned and bubbling. Then I wrapped Saran Wrap around it to keep it intact. As you know, honey is very sticky and gooey so I didn't want it all over my clothes.
I kid you not, the horrible burning sensation diminished instantly. It was amazing! Throughout the evening, I was able to function normally and sleep fine. There was NO pain!!!
The next day, I unwrapped the plastic on my fingers and washed my hands to remove the honey. The bubbled skin was gone! No scars, no major damage, and no more inflammation. There was a little bit of cracked skin, but my fingers were healed. It was unbelievable and such a huge blessing! If nothing else was gained, I learned how beneficial raw honey is and I will always keep a jar in my home.