Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Honey the Healer

A  L  O  H  A !
 “We lived for honey. 
We swallowed a spoonful
 in the morning to wake us up
 and one at night to put us to sleep. 

We took it with every meal to
 calm the mind, give us stamina, 
and prevent fatal disease. -

" - We swabbed ourselves in it 
to disinfect cuts or heal chapped lips. 

It went in our baths, our skin cream, 
our raspberry tea and biscuits. 
Nothing was safe from honey...

 " -honey was 
the ambrosia of the gods 
and the shampoo 
of the goddesses. "
             Sue Monk Kidd
                 The Secret Life of Bees

“I dreamt -- marvelous error! -
 that I had a beehive 
here inside my heart. 
And the golden bees
 were making... 
sweet honey 
from my old failures.” 
 Antonio Machado

"A good laugh
 is sunshine
 in the house." 
 William Makepeace Thackeray

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is an ancient
blessing, cure,
& healer:
Inside & Out.

For skin problems,
mouth ulcers,
and more,
honey can truly
be a blessing
as I have discovered.

You will find
medical information below;
But a quick search
will show you 
much info.

There is unfortunately
adulterated honey
on the market.
I advise that you obtain
organic, or from
your local neighbors
who keep bees.
There IS also medical grade
honey -

that a physician might feel
more comfortable prescribing,
but I have had wonderful results
with organic honey. ]

Just wanted to share
something sweet
with You!
            Warmly, coudia

"Another study published in the International Journal of Lower Extremity (arm or leg) Wounds involved researchers discovering a wide variety of treatment qualities found in honey that are almost unparalleled to other forms of treatment. After conducting22 trials involving 2,062 patients who were subjected with honey as a wound dressing, the following properties were found:
  • Infections were not only cleared, but wounds were protected from spreading bacteria
  • Honey was able to control and eliminate strong odors from wounds
  • Permanent scarring was dramatically reduced
  • Honey promoted anti-inflammatory activity
These are just a few examples of the healing wonders of honey. "  Link


DeniseinVA said...

More reasons to love honey :) the money leaf is great. In fact I love all your photos and sweet quotes today.

ladyfi said...

A sweet post. I love honey too!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I definitely love honey. Flavors oatmeal nicely.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely Moon!

Karen S. said...

Aloha sweet lady, deliciously sweet quotes and captures. Antonio, Antonio your quote I hold very dear- my mother was a believer in honey (for everything) as well as vinegar! Sweet and sour so they say. She taught us well, now is there some Honey Mead around here?!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love honey, honey :) especially in Earl Grey tea, so good AND healthy.

TexWisGirl said...

i've bought local honey in an attempt to quiet seasonal allergies. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I've heard that money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it grows on bushes. :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear pals

LOLfromPasa said...

Gosh, I had no idea. Wonderful posting...off to find a nice organic brand.

Birdman said...

So... what's the buzz today in the aloha state?

William Kendall said...

I had no idea either. Beautiful shots, particularly that moon.

Myrna R. said...

I love honey but never knew it had so many uses. Thanks for the info.

Teresa said...

And if we want to continue to enjoy honey, we need to protect the bees!! They are dying off from insecticides. Thanks for this great post!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I love this ode to honey, I love these illustrations, and I like honey so much!

Hilary said...

I'm with you on the local, organic honey. If nothing more, it tastes like heaven.

ANITA said...

yea!a good laugh brings happiness in man :)

Ist honey very fatening`?

But i know it cures many things :)

thanx for nice post Cloudia :)

Elephant's Child said...

And, like many of the old wives healing tips, it is grounded firmly in fact. And generally has many less undesirable 'side' effects than the chemical brews we now use.

RedPat said...

A good friend with a chronic leg infection had honey applied by a nurse practitioner and the infection cleared up. We must protect our poor bees!