HELP YOURSELF TO HEALTH: MAKE YOUR OWN HONEY REMEDIES
WARNING : this information is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition. Please consult a health practitioner and only use these traditional folk kitchen remedies with your doctor’s approval. Check forsensitivities, contraindications and the effects such remedies may haveon the medications you are using: especially diabetics, high blood pressure, diuretic, blood thinning, constipation and hormone remedies.You may need to reduce or discontinue your intake of patent drugs whenchanging your diet.
Firstly, clean out all the muck and junk foods from your kitchen cupboards and fill your fridge and shelves with natural, plain, simple and cheap foods that are bursting with goodness and essential nutrients. The combination of fruit and vegetables with the herbs and spices you take with your honey remedies will provide you with the all the health and vitality you need. By eliminating all the white flour, sugar, contaminated meats and processed fats and junk, you will be preventing any further poisoning to your body that results in diseases such as: allergies, high blood pressure,colds, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, gout, fatigue, aching joints and muscles, etc.
The way to the abundance of health, energy and vitality that people so desire is simply this: eat a lot of what isreally good for you and nothing that is bad for you, as an individual.Be suspicious of anything that you crave or fancy that contains starchor sugar, as it is an indication that your body is toxic or deficient invitamins, enzymes and minerals. You see we all have particular food requirements, sensitivities and intolerances. There is no medicine that can cure you of a bad diet so it is best to really find out what is at the root of your problem.
With these honey remedies you will have much better results if you strictly adhere to a natural, healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables and you cut out all the expensive sugary,wheat laden processed foods. From now on, try the following health routine with the honey remedy you are going to make.
IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY ILL, DO THIS FRUIT FAST TILL MIDDAY
Always lick the honey off the spoon and chew slowly around the mouth to absorb it directly into the bloodstream.
Morning: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water afterwards, rinsing the mouth well.
Eat only 1 type or fruit for breakfast. Eat as much as you like but do not combine any fruits.
Two hours later: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water.
Eat another kind of fruit, as much as you like of the one fruit.
Before lunch: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water.
For lunch have a fresh salad or lightly cooked vegetables with a tiny bit of fish or white cheese.
For the afternoon: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water.
Eat some fruit or a few sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you get hungry on the first day.
Before supper: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water
Supper: lots of leafy green vegetables with fried onions in olive oil, herbs & spices you like. A little fish, cheese or egg. No starches or sugars. Serve dinner on mashed sweet potato, squash or pumpkin.
After supper or before bed: ¼ teaspoon honey remedy. Drink a glass of warm or hot water
Take a calcium and magnesium supplement to help with the detoxification and to alkalise the body.
THE HONEY REMEDIES: ( crude black molasses may be used instead of the honey if you wish)
DIABETES: to help increase insulin sensitivity:
First trial undertaken by: Warda tel: 021 4470421
2 tablespoons honey or molasses mixed with:
2teaspoons fenugreek powder (methee), 3t cinnamon, 2t blackseed (Kaloentjie), 1t ginger, 1t chilli powder.
Supplements: NATURE FRESH OLIVE LEAF TABLETS, MSM & VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENT, CALCIUM COMPLEX.
BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS & ASTHMA: to help ease breathing, to loosen tight mucus and to help destroy germs.
First trial undertaken by: Roshaana tel: 021 638 6605
2 tablespoons of honey or molasses mixed with:
2 teaspoons of thyme, 1 or 2t chilli powder (the hotter the better) 2t cinnamon, 2t blackseed (kaloentjie), 1tginger.
Optional extra: add 1t Lennon’s Borsdruppels. A few drops of eucalyptus oil, if you have some.
More treatment: inhale over a pot with 1litre steaming water: 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide (20 vol) for 10 minutes. You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil.
Additional supplements: NATURE FRESH OLIVE LEAF TABLETS, vitamin C & cod live oil capsules.
CHRONIC CANDIDA, LEAKY GUT OR INTESTINAL PATHOGENS: to ease gas and bloating and distended feeling.
First trial undertaken by: Nola. Tel: 021 712 6546 or 082 940 8822
2 tablespoons of honey or molasses mixed with:
4 teaspoons fennel (barishap) 2t turmeric (borrie), 1t clove powder.
Take 1 teaspoon and chew it immediately you begin to cramp and feel bloated. Then take as recommended in 1/4t doses.
More support: NATURE FRESH OLIVE LEAF TABLETS and the fruit and vegetable healing diet.
MEDICINAL HERBS AND SPICES FOR USE WITH HONEY
REFERENCE: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICINAL PLANTS by Andrew Chevallier Page 64, 71, 74
Honey is made by the honeybee by combining nectar from flowers with bee enzymes. This delicious combination of bee enzymes and flower nectar is one of the oldest medicinal substances known to man. Honey is used to mask unpleasant flavours, to make the medicine go down and often it is more curative than the intended remedy!Honey from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs dating back a few thousand years was still found to be edible. Thus the shelf life of honey is longer than ours by far. It is a good preservative and wound healer and is very nutritious, being a complete food for the very active and hardworking little honeybee, let alone us lazy humans.
Uses: Honey is used to promote energy and healing. Honey can be taken as a medicine, mixed with medicinal herbs and spices or used as a vital ingredient in body care products such as cleansers, lotions and ointments. Honey, spices and herbs can cure many skin afflictions and infections. Some doctors give honey before surgery to prevent infections. Many cuts, infections and wounds are healed by honey alone because of its antimicrobial and curative effects. Pure honey is good for mouth and gum infections.
According to folk medicine from around the world, honey can be used for: coughs, muscle cramps, burns, stuffy noses, sinusitis, hay fever, bed wetting, insomnia, and on wounds,ulcers, infections, stings and rashes. Honey keeps a wound sterile and hastens the healing process. It is reported to be effective against bacterial conditions such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia incases when antibiotics could not help anymore.
Honey is good for gut infections such as Salmonella, Shigella, E. Coli, and cholera that produce diarrhoea. When mixed with cinnamon, turmeric, fennel or cloves, the results are even more effective. Honey used with water and salt to replace fluids lost during diarrhoea and vomiting, proved to be more effective than electrolyte mixtures because of the additional anti-microbial effect.
Honey has sedating and calming properties and works like sugar in enhancing serotonin levels as an antidepressant.Honey and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice with water is a well-known folk medicine, used for sore throats, arthritis, convalescence and preventing the illness in the first place!
Properties:Depending on the flower nectar gathered by the honeybee, the properties and composition of honey may vary from place to place. The best form of honey is in its raw,unheated natural form. In time, the sugar crystallizes and makes the honey solid. It can still be used like this and you should avoid heating it as this will destroy the medicinal effect. Honey is approximately 35% protein due to the amino acids it contains. It is a highly concentrated source of essential nutrients with a high level of simple sugars, the B-complex vitamins with a little Vitamin C, D and E and minerals
Caution: People with blood sugar problems, glucose intolerance and diabetics should be careful of taking too much honey by itself, as the body requires insulin to process the simple sugars it contains. When ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon is added to a teaspoon of honey, the effect of insulin improves, so this is highly recommended. Use only pure honey for mouthwashes and throat gargles.When honey is combined with a starch such as bread, it is very bad for teeth as then it ferments in the mouth, so clean your teeth afterwards.Honey must not be given to very young infants as it may contain botulism spores and the baby’s immature intestine cannot yet eliminate them like you can.
HERBS & SPICES YOU CAN ADD TO HONEY REMEDIES. START WITH 1 OR 2 TEASPOONS OF A COMBINATION OF THOSE YOU FEEL ARE BEST FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS, MIXED WITH 1 OR 2 TABLESPOONS OF HONEY.
(Best taken ¼ teaspoon, chewed and absorbed in the mouth for a few minutes, followed by a glass of hot water )
CELERY SEEDS Used for over 3000 years, especially Egypt & China
Properties : Help kidneys dispose of uric acid, mucus & toxic wastes and to reduce acidity.
Uses : Arthritis, gout, sore muscles & joints, improves blood circulation, kidney & bladder infections, asthma & bronchitis, water retention, high blood pressure.
BUCHU: Traditional South African remedy.
Properties: Stimulant, diuretic & digestive. Urinary antiseptic, uterine stimulant for menstrual flow and birth.
Uses: Urinary tract infections like cystitis, mucus in the bladder, water retention, poor menstrual flow, prostate problems relating to passing urine. Buchu tea can be used for washing vaginal infections like candida.
Caution: Not for pregnant women
CAYENNE PEPPER, CHILLI
Properties: Warming and stimulating, a good tonic, antiseptic, relieves muscle cramps, increases sweating and flow of blood to the skin, reduces inflammation,stimulates the immune system and expels mucus. Antimicrobial.
Uses: For poor circulation,blood clotting and heart problems. For diabetics, for cold rheumatic and arthritic conditions, for removal of waste and mucus from the tissues, asthma, bronchitis and coughs, sore throats, colic and wind,ulcers (it is anti-inflammatory) and digestive complaints due to microbial or mucus infections.
Properties: Warming, stimulating, antiviral, antiseptic, carminative (for expelling wind, like burping & colic)
Traditional uses: To improve circulation to hands and feet, digestive problems like nausea and vomiting, infections ; colds, flu, diarrhoea, aching muscles.Important for diabetes as it improves the function of insulin. Used as a general tonic and for menstrual disorders.
Caution: large doses can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and excessive menstrual flow. Do not take more than ½ teaspoon per day if you are pregnant.
Properties: Stimulates bile secretion, anti-inflammatory (research from 1971-1991 indicates an action similar to hydrocortisone) It eases stomach pain, is antioxidant,antifungal & antibacterial. Lowers cholesterol levels (Chinese research 1987) A blood thinner and anticoagulant.
Uses: As an antioxidant(stronger than vitamin E) To protect stomach lining (gastritis) and liver, to increase the flow of bile, for jaundice, nausea: travel sickness, to thin the blood and prevent clotting, to reduce the risk of strokes & heart attacks. Topically: for psoriasis and fungal infections like ringworm eczema & athlete’s foot.
Properties: Antispasmodic,to expel wind, eases stomach pain, warming, a digestive stimulant and is pleasant tasting, sweetens the breath. Good for the female reproductive system.
Traditional uses: As anaphrodisiac, to empower the reproductive system. Greece : 4th Century BC, for relief of colic, cramps and griping (especially for breastfeeding mothers). Chinese: urinary incontinence (Uncontrolled leaking of urine eg: when jumping or sneezing or bedwetting.) Indian:asthma, bronchitis, kidney stones, poor appetite, debility and weakness.
Properties: Eliminates parasites, antiseptic, expels wind, analgesic, prevents vomiting, antispasmodic.
Traditional uses: South-East Asia : as an all round remedy for most ailments, including malaria, cholera, tuberculosis and parasites such as scabies and head lice. For digestive discomfort, wind, abdominal bloating. To relieve spasmodic coughs. India : As a mind and body stimulant, and an aphrodisiac. Western: Clove oil for mouth washes, gargles and to relieve toothache. Topically, the oil can be used to repel mosquitoes.
Properties: Antiseptic, expectorant (expels chest mucus) stimulates the flow of blood
Traditional uses: Australian Aboriginal: for infections and fevers. General: Antiseptic,to dilate air passages in the lungs, chest infections, for sore throats,blocked sinuses. Topically: rubbed onto aching pains and joints,neuralgia, for bacterial skin infections. The oil also used in boilingwater to inhale.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, expectorant, demulcent (stimulates the mucus linings to protect the stomach), Adrenal agent ( Stimulates the production of adrenal hormones and has an anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory action similar to hydrocortisone), mild laxative. Raises blood pressure.
Traditional uses: AncientGreece : asthma, chest infections and mouth ulcers. Modern: for stomach ulcers, gastritis, coughs and sore throats, as a laxative. To prevent dehydration during marathon events and desert conditions, to strengthen adrenal glands, for low blood pressure, dehydration and chronic fatigue.
Caution: Avoid excessive intake if you have high blood pressure or take extra potassium, eg:crude black molasses with liquorice. Adding salt to liquorice is good for weak adrenals, especially if blood pressure is low.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic ( pain relieving) digestive stimulant.
Traditional uses: African,Bushmen & Bantu: digestive problems and arthritis, pains in the joints, to reduce fevers and as an ointment for sores, ulcers and boils.Modern: for arthritis, general aches & pains including gout, back pain & fibrositis.
PEPPERMINT & PEPPERMINT OIL
Properties: Expels wind, antispasmodic(relieves muscle spasms and stomach cramps ) increases sweating,digestive aid, antiseptic, anti- parasitic.
Traditional uses: General: to stimulate the flow of bile an digestive juices, to relieve colic, griping, diarrhoea,nausea, to soothe irritated bowel, constipation and spastic colon, for digestive weakness and gut infections.
Topical: the peppermint oil for expelling head lice, rubbing onto aches and pains and to relieve headaches.
Properties: Stimulates the reproductive system, Expels wind, relieves muscle spasms and cramps, prevents vomiting & diarrhoea. Promotes emotional well being in small doses.Relieves pain in the intestines
Traditional uses: India : aphrodisiac, to increase sexual stamina, enjoyment and performance. External: a paste of nutmeg for eczema and ringworm. Chinese: for bloating, diarrhoea,colic, wind and to warm and comfort the intestines.
Caution: Doses of nutmeg exceeding 1 teaspoon per day are dangerous. They can be hallucinogenic, carcinogenic and highly toxic. Stick with a pinch of nutmeg in your curry or use it forbaking, where the cooking reduces the toxicity.The outside coating ofthe nutmeg known as mace is irritating to the eyes and mucus membranes.It is used in self-defence sprays.
Properties: Anti-emetic (prevents & cures vomiting) Carminative (expels gas like burping, colic and flatulence),Circulatory stimulant ( increases flow of blood to capillaries, thins the blood and prevents clotting), antispasmodic (inhibits coughing,chest tightness and cramps) , anti-inflammatory (reducers fever,swelling and redness) antiseptic ( used for infections) Warming &stimulating to the digestive system.
Traditional uses: Chinese: For chills, fevers, headaches, aching muscles, weak pulse, cold hands and pale complexion. Modern: Motion sickness, morning sickness and post operative nausea. Modern china: for bacillary dysentery, gastrointestinal infections and some types of food poisoning. For thinning the blood and as an a blood anticoagulant (prevents blood clots) for lowering the blood pressure.
BLACKSEED (KALOONTJIE / NIGELLA / BLACK CUMIN)
Properties: To benefit the digestive system,soothe stomach pain, ease wind, bloating & colic. Antiseptic, expel parasites like worms, especially in children.
Traditional uses: Asia : Recognised as a panacea, to cure all ailments except death. Greece : 1 st C AD: for headaches,nasal catarrh, toothache & intestinal worms. In large quantities as a diuretic, to promote menstruation and to increase breastmilk production. Egypt : Seeds found with honey, in Tutankhamun’s tomb,still usable. India : to increase the flow of breast milk.
Properties:.Lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, thins blood. Diuretic, relieves cystitis & water retention. Stimulates the immune system, has a profound anti-fungal,anti-bacterial and anti-vital action. Helps to lower blood sugar levels for diabetics. Oil from leaves is nourishing and improves the balance of fatty acids within the blood. Protective action on digestive tract.
Traditional uses: Crete , 3500 BC: to clean wounds, as a symbol of peace, for ritual anointing Mediterranean : Olive leaf tea for high blood pressure. Leaf taken with lemon juice to get rid of gallstones. Modern research, 1985: Olive leaves lower blood pressure, combat many viral, fungal and bacterial infections including malaria, colds & flu, kidney & bladder infections, candida albicans and organisms causing the leaky gut syndrome, weakened immunity and food poisoning. Used to increase blood capillary action to the brain, extremities and genital organs. To improve memory, circulation and sexual prowess. Mainly indicated as a natural alternative to moderndrugs drugs like antibiotics, cold and flu remedies, anti-coagulants,diuretics & antihypertensives.
Good News! NATURE FRESH OLIVE LEAF TABLETS are now available at health shops and pharmacies.
FENNEL & ANISEEDS
Properties: Both are diuretic, antispasmodic , anti-inflammatory and wind relieving.
Traditional uses: to relieve bloating,flatulence, colic, stomach cramps, to settle digestion, freshen the breath, increase the flow of breast milk, for weight loss and longevity.½ teaspoon of fennel seeds in honey relieves heavy menstrual bleeding.It has a mild estrogenic activity in women and helps to reduce hotflushes.
Caution: too much fennel increases estrogen and prolactin in the body and thus lowers thyroid activity.
Properties: Calming, relieves nervousness,bloating, abdominal discomfort. Aphrodisiac, as a tonic and stimulant tothe reproductive system.
Traditional uses: Ancient Egypt , 2000 yearsago for digestive discomfort & nervous disorders. Seeds chewed tosweeten the breath.
Properties: Antispasmodic, relaxing to thesmooth muscles of the intestinal walls. Cooling, for excessive heat& cramping pains, to expel mucus in bronchitis and to relieve heavycongested coughs.
Traditional uses: English: Culpepper: head colds and stomach disorders, diuretic and to break wind.
Properties: Promote digestion and absorption of food, stimulate digestive secretions, especially fat digesting and insulin. Promotes the onset of menstrual periods.
Traditional uses: Ancient Greece & Rome:as a decorating, healing and protective herb. For warming the stomach& bladder and to relieve wasp & bee stings. Modern: for liverand gallbladder complaints, digesting rich foods and breaking up fats,to enhance the effect of insulin for diabetics.
Properties: The isoflavones in the leaves arehighly estrogenic in activity. It stimulates the immune system, is richin nutrients, especially minerals, vitamins, alkaloids and traceelements. A tablespoon of the sprouts contain all the vitamins, enzymesand minerals we require for the day.
Traditional uses: Seeds were eaten by the Persians and Greeks for thousands of years. Modern: for female complaints due to low estrogen levels.
Caution: Not recommended for those withauto-immune diseases like lupus. The estrogenic effect may lower thyroidactivity or interfere with conception.
Properties: Increases excretion of uric acid(for gout) and catarrh (mucus in the respiratory & urinary system)It has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect.
Traditional uses: Chinese: for catarrh andfor water retention. Modern: diuretic, expectorant, and anti-catarrhalremedy for: gastritis, peptic ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, irritablebowel syndrome, respiratory catarrh, loss of voice and urinary tractbleeding.
Properties: Antiseptic, antioxidant, tonic,expels worms, relieves muscle spasms, helps maintain essential fattyacid levels in the brain, thus aiding longevity and memory. Stronganti-bacterial activity against H.pylori that is associated with stomachulcers.
Traditional uses: Europe : throat and chestinfections: cough, bronchitis, sore throat, whooping cough andpleurisy,asthma & hay fever.