Thursday, June 14, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: alternative medicine, bees, food cures, functional food, healing food, health benefits, herbal medicine, honey, medicinal uses of honey, natural cures, preparedness, prepper, prepping, SHTF, survival, survival medicine (Natural News) Aside from being a natural sweetener, preppers know that raw honey has several medicinal uses that can be helpful in a pinch. Check them out below, and don’t forget to include some honey in your supplies. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Honey possesses medicinal properties because it is full of sugar with little to no water content. In fact, honey will often draw water out of less-concentrated solutions that it comes into contact with via a process called osmosis. Bacteria and other microbes, which are “less concentrated solutions,” can’t live and grow in honey. While some kinds of bacteria can survive in their dormant spore form, they will remain inactive until … [Read more...] about Survival medicine: Are you familiar with the medicinal uses of honey?
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iStock: CalypsoArtThe bright yellow spice called turmeric and its main active compound curcumin offer countless potential benefits, but there is one problem. There is very little bioavailability. In other words, your body can only absorb a very small amount after consuming it.The solution could be this: just combine black pepper and turmeric. Like turmeric, black pepper is an aromatic spice with lots of benefits, thanks to its major bioactive element piperine. And curcumin plus piperine may mean even greater benefits for your health than turmeric alone.Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is arguably the most powerful medicinal herb in the world at fighting disease, and it is backed by more than 10,000 peer-reviewed studies. However, it is the ancient principles of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that have led modern science to document the benefits of herbs and spices such as turmeric.In Ayurveda and TCM, turmeric is a warming spice that first cools and dries the body in the short … [Read more...] about Curcumin + Piperine: Benefits of Combining Black Pepper and Turmeric
Story highlights Honey has proven antibacterial properties For children over the age of one, honey is an alternative to cough and cold medications The jury is still out on cancer, heart and diabetes benefits (CNN)Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prevent cancer and heart disease, reduce ulcers, ease digestive problems, regulate blood sugar, soothe coughs and sore throats, and increase athletic performance. But just how many of … [Read more...] about The proven health benefits of honey
iStock.com/Prot Tachapanit Mushrooms are much more than a tasty pizza topping; they are a major health food. In fact, certain mushroom species have significant healing properties that have been used widely across cultures and continents. Sometimes called “functional mushrooms,” these species have very unique benefits, which may target cancer, liver disease, and Alzheimer’s, among others. For thousands of years, functional mushrooms have been part of medical systems such as: Ancient Ayurveda Traditional Chinese medicine Tibetan medicine Ancient Russian folk medicine Northern European traditional medicine The fungi are now experiencing a surge in Western medicine as scientists begin to take note of their multipurpose nutrients. In This Article: What Are Functional Mushrooms? Potential Health Benefits of Functional Mushrooms What Makes These Mushrooms Unique? 4 Functional and Medicinal Mushrooms Mushroom Tea Recipe Experience the Potential Health Benefits of … [Read more...] about The Unique Benefits of Functional Mushrooms
iStock: invizbk Honey, or the gooey golden liquid, is known for its long list of benefits to mankind. From the ancient Egyptians to the Romans and even the Babylonians, honey was used widely among many civilizations, and especially for its laxative and antibacterial properties. Due to honey’s exceptional nutritional value, it was an ingredient recommended for numerous ailments. Not only has it been shown to help fight against obesity, but honey before bed is also said to calm a person down, thereby inducing sleep as well. Let’s learn more about the myriad benefits of consuming honey just before bedtime. Health Benefits of Consuming Honey before Bed The golden elixir surely has many benefits, but have you heard of honey as a sleep remedy? Yes, it is used as a natural food relaxant, as it soothes the mind and also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is also a popular treatment for insomnia.AdvertisementIf you do not know how to take honey before sleep, all … [Read more...] about Benefits of Consuming Honey before Bed: Sleep, Weight Management, More