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Honey has been in existence for as far back as we can recall, fossils of honey bees date back about 150 million years and cave paintings in Europe show the earliest records of beekeeping from 7000BC.

Honey isn't just sugar and goes beyond is delectable flavour. It can be used as treatments, substitutes, and a part of a healthy diet.

Here are some amazing benefits of honey:


1. Scars

Honey has a bleaching effect so when it is applied to the area of an old scar, it will help it fade.


2. Acne

Due to honey's anti-bacterial properties, it can help eliminate acne. Apply honey to the area in which contains the most acne for 15 minutes then rinse. Do that several times a month.


3. Dark Circles

Honey helps those dark circles under your eyes fade. Using a tsp. of raw honey, apply it to a cotton pad and place on your eyes for 20 minutes. Do this a couple of times a week until the dark circles fade.


4. Eczema

Anyone who suffers from this skin condition has practically tried everything except honey. Honey's anti-inflammatory properties help calm the eczema. Apply for 20 - 25 minutes.


5. Razor Bumps

Helps prevents bumps and rashes after shaving. Apply some honey immediately shaving for 20 minutes to prevent razor bumps.


6. Anti-aging

Honey is high in antioxidants and by applying a mask of honey every 2-3 weeks you are preventing wrinkles and other blemishes.


7. Hair heaven

Honey contains moisturizing and softening properties and adds shine to dull hair. But because of its bleaching properties it can naturally lighten your hair so beware (or go nuts)!


8. Nails

It can strengthen your nails. Use DIY mixes from pinterest to find out more about how to mix honey into remedies.


9. Prevents disease

Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants, which prevent the risk of heart disease.


10. Reduce health problems

All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide. Honey treatment may help reduce disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. It also helps fight cough and throat infections.


11. Increases athletic performance

Honey has been proven to restore and maintain glycogen better than any other form of sugar.

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