Benefits Of Honey In Winters

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Bhubaneswar: As Winter comes with beautiful and bright season, it also brings along a few health and skin problems. Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, honey can be the solution to many of your winter woes this season.

Here are some benefits of using honey during winters:

1. Soothing a sore throat- Choose between trickling two spoons of pure honey down your throat, or adding it to your cup of black tea. Alternatively, it is also advised to brew a warm cup of lemon tea while replacing the sugar with a tablespoon of honey.

2. Boosting our immunity- Honey can keep respiratory ailments like colds and cough at bay. Take a glass of warm water with a spoon-full of honey, a splash of lemon juice and a dash of cinnamon. The powerful concoction can shield you against flu and other issues.

3. Healing Properties- Honey is a natural wound sealant. It aids the body in healing the wound from inside by making it believe that the burnt area is covered with fresh skin. Honey also has antibiotic properties which makes it a great healing home remedy for minor wounds.

4. Honey to winter-proof your skin- Winter is especially harsh on skin, lips and hair, and honey is an easy and inexpensive way to get spa-like results at home.

Puree 1 medium cucumber in a blender and drain the liquid through cheesecloth. Add 2 teaspoons honey and mix. To use, shake bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest and let air-dry.

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