Raw Honey Resources

If you were at the June 08 potluck you heard Joyce Wang talk of the many healthy benefits of raw honey.  Below you will find the links and recipes that she handed out at the potluck.  Some very good information here. 

User’s Guide for Honey

How to use honey?
Internal use:
AM: Take one spoonful of honey; mix it with a cup of cold water to relieve constipation. Mixing it with warm water eases sore throats. After lunch, floss and take one honey stick to help keep oral health.
PM: Take one or two tablespoons of honey before going to bed, it will help with sleeping, losing weight, and repairing the body.
You can spread honey on bread, mix with oatmeal or drinks, just don’t heat or cook the honey to high temperatures (above 140F degrees). Pure Michigan Honey can help with allergies.

External use:
(1). Facial:
Add a drop of water in the honey, and apply it on the face or skin, wait for 30 minutes, and then wash it off.
(2) Body
1:1 honey and milk, apply the mixture in a container, and then massage it on the body, wait for 30 minutes, and then wash it off.
(3) Athletes foot: put honey on the feet, wait for 30 minutes, and then wash it off.
How to store honey?
Keep it at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.

How to choose honey?
Choose natural honey, not artificial honey; choose local honey, it will help with allergies; choose raw honey, not heated honey.

Warning: Do not feed honey for children under 12 months old.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Wang: service@beenatura.com or call 517-381-0174.

Honey  Lemonade

1. Buy one, two or a bag of lemons, wash them.
2. Cut the lemons into four parts, and just get rid of the seeds, keep everything else.
3. Cut the lemons into small pieces, and then measure it with cups or bowls.
4. Use 1:1 ratio: i.e. 1 cup of lemon to 1 cup of honey, or 1lb of lemon to 1lb of honey, put them in the blender.
5. Push the "Liquefy" button, make it like a liquid; and then pour the liquid into a jar (glass or plastic), put the lid on. Leave it on the counter for 24 hours.
6. After 24 hours, put the honey lemonade into the refrigerator, it is ready for consumption.
7. Take one or two tablespoons of this liquid every morning with oat meal, bread or just add some water and drink it, it will be ok, or take it to lunch.
I usually buy a bag 2 or 3 pounds of fresh lemons, I make 3 to 4 jars of honey lemonade, I keep one jar in the refrigerator, and others in the freezer, so when I need more, and I don't have time to make it, I just get one from the freezer and use it.



Resources about honey and honeybees:

1. www.howstuffworks.com/question300.htm
2. http://www.honey.com/
3. http://www.whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=96
4. http://itotd.com/articles/218/honey-as-medicine
5. http://www.herbsforhealth.com/index.php?page=article&do=view&id=honey
6. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0815/is_2000_Nov/ai_66520151
7. http://www.medihoney.com.au/
8. http://www.medihoney.com.au/PDF/Bonn_Media_Release.pdf
9. http://www.umfactivemanukahoney.com/
10. http://www.honey-health.com/
11. http://kutikshoney.com/health.htm
12. http://www.bragg.com/healthinfo/honey.html
13. http://www.beeguys.com/honeyfacts.html
14. http://homecooking.about.com/od/foodhealthinformation/a/honeyhealth.htm (babies)
15. http://www.indoindians.com/health/honey.htm
16. http://www.honeyassociation.com/healthbe.htm
17. http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/health/HealthRepublish_157940.htm
18. http://www.ayurveda-herbal-remedy.com/ayurvedic-tips/honey.html
19. http://www.ofspirit.com/tomorgen1.htm
20. http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-animal-products/organic-honey/health-benefits-of-honey-and-milk.html
21. http://www.cyberbee.net/
22. http://www.hibernationdiet.com
23. http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2008/02/honey-can-soothe-burn.html
24. http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2008/03/honeys-immunomodulatory-effect.html
25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18313938
26. http://olg.com/beelady/
27. www.apitherapy.org They have a meeting in Seattle Washington April. 2_4 2008 
28. www.anniesapitherapy.com She is having a class/meeting in Niagara Falls Ont. Canada in early Dec. 2008
29.  www.geocities.com/apitherapy23/
30.  http://apitherapy.com
31.  http://reyahsbessness.com/
32. http://www.apitherapie.de/
33. http://www.beesforlife.org/