After having been blessed with good health all winter, about three weeks ago I came down with a pesky winter cold that, like the hard winter this year, just would not let up.
I suffered with constant sneezing, itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion and at first I thought I was suffering from my usual allergies that come along with every spring. The problem was, even though the calendar showed that spring had arrived, it couldn’t be verified by the winter weather still lingering around in my area, so in reality, spring wasn’t here yet; and I had one symptom that doesn’t usually go along with my usual spring allergies. I had chills. I was hot and cold, with no stable body temperature.
Not being one to take your usual over-the-counter antihistamine drugs because of so many adverse side effects to relieve my symptoms, I started dosing myself with 3 cups of organic green tea, pure lemon juice and pure raw honey every day. Not the fake honey that I wrote about here. I began to feel better within a day after starting this regime, with the hot then cold symptoms disappearing, and within another day, the constant sneezing had let up with only a scant trace of the itchy, watery eyes remaining.
Antibacterial raw honey power, along with organic green tea and lemon juice began to set in, and the cold symptoms are now gone. With all of the drug resistant superbugs popping up all over, I am not even sure now that what I was suffering from was a “cold” because a “cold” is caused by a virus. Whatever, my natural remedy did the job!
Speaking of superbugs, a recent study presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting suggests “that in addition to straight-up killing bacteria, honey possesses another tool that helps fight infections that doesn’t risk helping bacteria develop resistance”. According to the article, honey appears to help shut down a bacterial property called quorum sensing, according to the study’s lead author, Susan Meschwitz, PhD, an assistant professor at Salve Regina University.
The researcher also writes “in addition to its antibacterial properties, we have found that honey is full of healthy antioxidants, namely plant derived phenolic, that can help fight infections by keeping the immune system healthy.”
God gave us real honey and the Bible has a lot to say about real honey. One Proverb 24:13, tells us “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.”
You can be assured that when it comes to my home made plant based natural body creams and body soaps, I use only real, pure honey I obtain from local bee keepers, and not the fake honey that is imported and being sold in supermarkets around the world today.
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