Honey is a tried and tested home remedy for many ailments and also promotes skin health. Learn how medicinal honey can be made and used.
Medical honey: Expert gives tips on remedies for the immune system and skin
Bee honey is valued for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, strengthens the immune system, promotes wound healing, serves as an antioxidant, regulates blood sugar, supports the metabolism, and promotes restful sleep. But honey is also said to help against acne, dermatitis, and allergies, as it gives our skin a lot of moisture and can be used, for example, as lip care.
Maria Violante, herbalist and skincare developer at Formula Botanica School UK, shared with us how to make your own sustainable medicinal honey. "It is important to find a honey producer who is well versed in harvesting and regenerating the beehives. Honey is suitable for ages two and over," says Violante.
You can consume the honey daily to prevent disease. It is the ideal tonic to stimulate the immune system. Take a spoonful in the morning before breakfast. In acute complaints, you can take three tablespoons of honey a day before meals. Of course, you can also take care of your skin with medicinal honey.
Marigold and rose honey are suitable for sensitive skin; tea tree essential oil can be added to the honey for acne. On the other hand, honey with roses or cocoa is a powerful antioxidant. "All of these honey variants reduce impurities and protect and care for the skin. I recommend using honey twice a week as a mask or as a light peeling," says Violante.