HONEY RECIPES AND REMEDIES
Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar
This recipe has traditionally been used as an at-home self remedy for many ailments, and even an anti-aging elixir. Many people have made use of its cleansing and disinfecting properties to self-detoxify their body. It is seen as a powerful cleansing agent and natural healing elixir with naturally occurring antibiotics and antiseptics that fights germs and bacteria and additionally it will help build an allergy resistance.
Mix a tablespoon of raw honey and a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar, add a dash of cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon in a 10 ounce glass of lukewarm water.
(For severe allergies or sinus take this twice a day, just after you get up and about an hour before you go to bed.)
Honey and Cinnamon
Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world, and can be used without any side effects to improve many ailments. Today's scientists say that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 Jan, 1995, has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:
Heart Disease, Arthritis, Bladder Infections, Cholesterol, Colds, Gas, Immune System, Indigestion, Influenza, Longevity, Pimples, Skin Infections, Weight Loss, Cancer, Fatigue, Bad Breath and Hearing Loss.
Arthritis: 1 cup of hot water with 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, if taken daily, morning and night, can help the symptoms of even chronic arthritis.
Indigestion: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on 2 Tablespoons of honey and taken before eating; relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
Cholesterol: 2 Tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient , was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. If taken 3 times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. Pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
Weight Loss: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink 1 teaspoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
Bladder Infections: Mix 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon powder & 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water & drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.
Honey Curried Chicken
- 1 cup Wildflower honey
- 1 stick butter
- 2/3 cup mustard (Gulden's Spicy Brown)
- 4-6 skinned chicken breasts cut into small pieces
Melt butter, add honey and mustard, heat mixture thoroughly. Pour over chicken pieces covering completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until tender. (Great on Pork Chops also)
Honey Cranberry Relish
- 3/4 cup Wildflower honey
- 12 oz. Fresh whole cranberries (frozen is okay)
- 1 medium orange
Half and thinly slice (1/4") orange, remove seeds. Coarsely chop cranberries and orange slices. Place in medium saucepan, over medium high heat stir in honey. Bring to a boil and cook 3-4 minutes. Cool relish. Serving size 1/4 cup.
Homemade Granola Bars
Because of its high fiber content, granola bars can make you feel full for a few hours. Most granola bars incorporate the use of maple syrup and brown sugar, and although these two are both sweet options, nothing can top the goodness of honey when it comes to what is the healthiest.
- 6 cups of oats
- 2 cups of bran
- 2 cups of wheat germ
- 1 cup of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
- 1 cup of chopped almonds
- 1 and 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1 and 1/2 cup of your favorite honey
- 2/3 cup of oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon ginger
Mix all the oats, bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chopped almonds in a huge bowl. Set aside. Mix the honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in a smaller bowl. Combine both mixtures in the large bowl and stir well. Bake the mixture at 300 degrees for an hour. Let it cool a little bit then stir again. Add in the raisins. The granola mixture will harden when it cools.
- 2/3 cups Wildflower honey
- 6 cups raw oats (do not use quick oats)
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup raw unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
- 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
- 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted (olive oil works well)
Preheat oven to 350°. Place oats in a 9"x13" baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in remaining ingredients. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with vanilla and stir again. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to keep it from getting too dark on the edges and bottom. (Do not overbake)
Thanks to Jodie K. for this delicious recipe!
HONEY ALMOND BISCOTTI
- 3/4 cup Wildflower honey
- 1/2 cup - butter or margarine, softened
- 2 - eggs
- 1 teaspoon - vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons - anise seeds
- 2 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon - baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon - salt
- 1/4 teaspoon - baking soda
- 1 cup - dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup - slivered almonds
Using electric mixer, beat butter until light; gradually add honey, eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. In small bowl, combine flour, aniseseeds, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to honey mixture, mixing well. Stir in cranberries and almonds. Shape dough into two 10x3x1-inch logs on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Reduce oven to 300°F. Transfer logs to cutting board. Cut each log into 1/2-inch slices; arrange on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until crisp. Cool on wire racks.