Pain-Killing Foods #20: Honey

Honey is one of those remedies that have been used for centuries, and you'll find that there are DOZENS of different ways to use honey to treat burns, infections, blisters, and hundreds of other problems. One of the best things about honey is the fact that it's both antibacterial and antifungal, so it can help to prevent the spread of infections in the body. It's also very useful to use if you have burned yourself on a hot stove or under the hot sun. Applying the honey directly to your burn can help to reduce the pain and speed up healing. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: blog.selfrelianceoutfitters.com[/caption] If you suffer from a cough, a spoonful of honey at night can help to ease the scratching in your throat. It can soothe a painful throat infections, and you'll find that sore mouths (caused by radiation treatment) can find relief from pain thanks to an application of honey. Honey can help to reduce pain and infection risk in wounds, so it's definitely a good idea to apply honey to any cuts, scrapes, sores, or gashes you may have.
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