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  IT'S ABOUT HONEY, HONEY! - by Editor
Pour it on your paratha, stir it into your milk, dip your fruits in it, apply it to your face or hair, or simply pour a teaspoon down your throat. Whichever way you have it, rest assured, it's a treat for your health, skin and body.

Honey Cleansing Scrub

Take 2 tablespoons of finely ground almonds and mix it with a tablespoon of honey and ten drops of lemon juice. Apply this to your face and scrub gently. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Firming Mask

Whisk one tablespoon honey with the white of an egg. Add enough flour to this mixture so it forms a paste. You will require approximately quarter of a cup. Smooth this mixture over your face and rinse off after ten minutes with lukewarm water.

Hair Conditioner

Mix half a cup of honey with two tablespoons olive oil. If your hair is very dry, add a third tablespoon. Section off your hair and coat it well with the mixture. Cover your hair with a shower cap so you don't mess up the entire house. In addition, the shower cap traps heat from your scalp, enabling the oils to penetrate further. Wash off after half an hour.

Skin Toner

Puree an apple with one tablespoon honey in a blender. Apply this mixture for face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This makes a great toner.

For Dry Skin

Take one tablespoon honey in a katori and add one teaspoon milk. Mix well and smooth it over face. Rinse off with lukewarm water after ten minutes. Your skin will feel soft instantly.

Smoothing Skin Lotion

Mix one teaspoon honey with one teaspoon regular cooking oil and a quarter teaspoon lemon juice. Dip a cotton swab into this mixture and rub it into your elbows, hands and heels. Rinse off with lukewarm water after ten minutes.

Skin Softening Bath

Fill up your tub with warm water and add a quarter cup honey for a smooth, silky bath.

Hair Shine

Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups warm water. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as usual. Your hair will shine.

Vocal Cords

Ever wondered what it feels like to have a voice as melodious as that of Lata MangeshkarNULL Now is your chance to find out. A teaspoon of honey a day soothes your throat and enhances the sweetness of your vocal chords � you're set to be the singing sensation of the millennium. (All you need is ten hours of practice a day�)

Energy Booster

If you feel an instant boost of vitality after taking a teaspoon of honey, you're not imagining it. Honey is choc-a-bloc with vitamins, minerals, glucose and fructose, which is why it makes good sense to substitute sugar with honey whenever possible.

Healing Properties

Applying honey on cuts and wounds helps them heal faster, as honey controls anti-oxidants which absorb the oxygen from the air and help the wound heal faster, without scarring. The ancient Egyptians used honey to treat cataracts, cuts and burns. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, prepared honey-based cures for skin disorders and ulcers. During World War I, German doctors used honey mixed with cod liver oil to surgically dress soldiers' wounds.

So what are you waiting for? Rush to the kitchen and grab a spoonful of honey!

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Name: shruthi
City:   bangalore
Comments:   i have heard that honey whitenes our hair. is it trueNULL is it safe to use honey on hairNULL please clarify.
Name: naina
City:   mumbai
Comments:   No, honey does not whiten your hair. However, honey is not generally used on hair. It is too messy and inconvenient. Apply egg, curd or various oils on your hair instead. They nourish, condition and strengthen hair.
Name: sonali
City:   shanghai
Comments:   very informative and nice. pLS. LET tell me if a 1 yr old baby can hv one spoon daily. is it good.
Name: Krishna
City:   Albuquerque
Comments:   I have heard that using honey on the Hair leads to white hair...is this trueNULL Is it safe to use honey on hair(without the fallout causing white hair)NULL Please clarify.
Name: Anjana
City:   Houston
Comments:   it is generally not advised to feed an infant child honey.
Name: Laala
City:   Baltimore
Comments:   Is it a fact that honey doesn't whiten the hair? Because even some beauticians claim that honey DOES whiten the hair.
Name: sabz
City:   uk
Comments:   has any1 here tried 'fair and lovely' creamNULLNULLNULLNULL duz it actually wrkNULLNULLNULLNULL
Name: to sabz
City:   NY
Comments:   umm..i dont think so sabz...the key ingredient there is called calcium amylate which is just a bleach.
Name: Sudha
City:   Kandy
Comments:   excellent
Name: Praveen KK
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   Its very fine to know more about honey, i beleve this facts because i am taking honey from my childhood. With your article i have known more about Honey, Thank you for this.
Name: gracy
City:   zambia
Comments:   please get me the best b leacher that cannot damage my skin to change my skin to light brown and it shouldent be continuous use
Name: Mheann
City:   Cainta Rizal
Comments:   I dont have any comments but I wanted to ask a remedy in faling hairs.
Name: Deeps
City:   Hong Kong
Comments:   Thanks for the info about Honey. I have noticed few ladies around me...using honey for their face nourishment...and their skin glow !!....Its best to mix it with lemon juice and apply it at night. wash ur face in the morning. one of the best ways to make ur skin glow !..especially in winters!!...it works as moisturiser...
Name: meka
City:   Beacon
Comments:   The info about honey was very helpful.But,will any kind doNULL
Name: megha
City:   mumbai
Comments:   for firming of face it is said that mixing egg white and honey.Egg white should be used just like that or boiled eggNULL
Name: kavita
City:   australia
Comments:   I have heard honey whitens hair.Is it true NULL Is it safe to use on face ,eye brows and hair .Please clear my doubt about honey. Thank You.
Name: Sudha
City:   Denver
Comments:   Anbody know that honey is good for Pregnancy.
Name: swarmika
City:   banglore
Comments:   i want to use honey on my face does it turn my facial hair white do i have to mix it with anything else or can i just apply honey as it is
Name: mwisani
City:   tanga tanzania
Comments:   is it true that honey can prevent fungalNULL!!
Name: mina
City:   n/a
Comments:   honey is a moisturizer, is it also good for oily , acne prone skinNULL
Name: Alexandria
City:   milwaukee
Comments:   i heard egg yolk and beer helps your hair grow, is it true and if it is how long does it takeNULL
Name: Shweta
City:   mumbai
Comments:   excellent!does drinking hoeny with hot water help to reduce weightNULL
Name: aamena
City:   toronto
Comments:   i would like to know the same thing does drinkin honey with hot water help to reduce weightNULL
Name: Kalyani
City:   Melbourne
Comments:   Honey has got bleaching agent! Apply Honey mixed with few drops of lemon juice and milk on ur face and it will help ur face glow and eventually reduce any scars on the face too
Name: rashmi
City:   bkk
Comments:   honey in warm water + lemon juice is a good blood purifier .
Name: parul
City:   Jaipur
Comments:   I receive contradictory opinions about role of Honey+Hot water in reducing weight. Please enlighten.
Name: tony
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Honey is a great reliever for dry cough also. Mix it with 'jeshtha Madh' powder and apply to inner part of the tongue for a soothing feeling
Name: florence
City:   del
Comments:   i m confused NOW!
Name: LAILA HEARGRO
City:   HALIFAX
Comments:   SHANNIS RULES AS WELL AS THIS SITE
Name: Radha
City:   Cochin
Comments:   Is honey on hair whiteness the hair.
Name: sinchana
City:   bangalore
Comments:   honey is excellent natural concealer it fills the pit formed due to pimples and also very good for porus skin
Name: natalie
City:   leland
Comments:   i am doing this for a project on beauty products and i hope these works!email back for good ideas on my project.
Name: Jaishri
City:   New York City
Comments:   hello i am having a very big problem and i really need someones help.. i am haveing lots of breakouts Is honey good for ance...NULL Can i used it..NULL please help me.. thank u very much.
Name: Michelle
City:   Sararsota
Comments:   Giving honey to infants can cause botchalism
Name: komal
City:   london
Comments:   thanks for the info..but what sort of honey, there are so many types and brands is their one particularNULL
Name: Ashy
City:   Kerala,India
Comments:   Will honey+hot milk help u to put on weightNULL
Name: Shelly
City:   Paris
Comments:   Can anybody tell me how to make a Honey and Calendula Cream for the FaceNULL Thank you so much and I just love this Site. And you may want to drink green tea with honey that is supposed to help in weight control.
Name: farhana
City:   bangladesh
Comments:   whenever i apply honey on my face, the next day , my face turns out with full of rash. i`m so disappointed. mine is oily and pimple prone skin. what can i do nowNULL plz somebody help me out.
Name: Shamsha Ali
City:   texas
Comments:   i have a tip for all the girls out there who wants to look beautiful. Egg & honey facial 1egg yolk,1tsp honey,1 tsp vit E oil, 1 tsp almond oil mix all ingredients together n apply to face and rise with warm water after 15 mins this is suitable for all skin type this mask helps clarifies and moisturizes the skin leaving it cleansed and silken. HOPE you guyz like my Tip.
Name: Amit Nechiyil
City:   Cochin
Comments:   Hi All, Thought I should share some of the wonder effects of honey that I know. As to it causing white hair, I am not very sure. Anyway, I hope this helps you. Cinnamon in malayalam is "patta". In Hindi, it is dalchini. HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found very effective if kept for 5 mins. also. PIMPLES: three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root. WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet. COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses. TOOTHACHE: make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be done 3 times a day daily till such time that the tooth has stopped aching. LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life span also increases and even if a person is 100 years old, starts performing the chores of a 20 year old.
Name: dulce
City:   san sebastian
Comments:   is honey good for baggy puffy eyes and dark circles NULLNULLNULLNULL
Name: sutha
City:   Kuala Lumpur
Comments:   is honey good for combination skin and scars on the faceNULLNULLNULLNULL Please reply!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Sameera
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   Does honey work on dry hair NULL Does it work on splitends NULL Does it really make hair soft, silky and shiny NULL Pls, help me i desperate to have long, strong beautiful hair NULL
Name: KALPANA
City:   CANADA
Comments:   HI, FOR WEIGHT LOSS PLEASE ADVICE HOW MUCH AMOUNT OF HONEY AND CINNAMON WE SHOULD ADD IN A CUP OF BOILING WATER
Name: Anu
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   I have dry hair. I tried using honey and olive oil hair conditioner and found it EXTREMELY damaging. I now have a halo of short hair strands on my head. :( Please be careful of that recipe.
Name: jasmine
City:   florida
Comments:   does anyone know any remedies or anything to get rid of scaring from bacne (back acne) and bacneNULL
Name: teena
City:   india
Comments:   PEOPLE WHO HAS DRY HAIR CAN USE CURD&LEMON OR APPLY EGG IN HAIR (CURD3540MIN),EGG 10 MIN AND THEN SHAMPOO IT WITH GOOD SHAMPOO
Name: roshara
City:   Mombai
Comments:   What is this honeyNULL is it bee´s honeyNULL pls help
Name: Mino
City:   NEW York city
Comments:   if u use cinnamon and lemon juice wat does it do for ur faceNULLNULLNULLNULLNULLNULL
Name: maggie
City:   no city
Comments:   Comments: What is this honeyNULL is it bees honeyNULL pls help no... it´s cow´s honey... how old are youNULL
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