Sunday, June 17, 2012

Honey and Lemon Health Benefits

Honey and lemon combine to provide a  variety of health benefits. They help to reduce weight They also help promote skincare. A cough syrup made from honey and lemon can provide relief from cough. Honey and lemon facemask can get rid of acne.

Honey Health Benefits

Honey not only has a delectable taste but is also good for health. Honey provides instant energy and increases your stamina. It helps to prevent fatigue. It has antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps to boost the immune system. It can be used as an antiseptic to treat wounds. It is a very good remedy for throat infection. Honey can be used in combination with lemon, cinnamon, and other herbs for a variety of health benefits. It is being used by traditional medicinal systems like ayurveda. Honey can be used as a sweetener to replace sugar.
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  Lemon Health Benefits
Lemon is very useful in the treatment of throat infection, hair care and high blood pressure. It provides a boost to immunity. Lemon contains flavonoids and vitamin C.  It is also a very good antioxidant. It is an excellent remedy for indigestion and constipation. Lemon juice in combination with water, salt and soda is a very good post lunch or post dinner drink, as it aids digestion. Lemon can cure toothache and stop bleeding from the gums. It is extensively used for hair care and skincare.

Honey and Lemon for Weight Loss

Both of them contain vitamins and minerals. They can help to melt down fat deposits in the body. Honey contains natural fruit sugar which is digested easily. Add one tbsp of honey and 3 tsp of lemon juice to a glass of water. Stir it well and drink it every morning on an empty stomach. It not only provides energy boost but also aids digestion. Drink honey lemonade after dinner too. It would help you to lose weight.

Honey and Lemon for Cough

If you have a cold, cough, bronchitis or asthma, honey with lemon juice is a very good remedy. It acts as an expectorant and pushes out phlegm. It is more effective than most of the over the counter cough syrups. Add a tbsp of honey and 3 tsp of lemon juice to warm water. Drink it several times a day. Honey will help to clear the mucus in the chest. If you are finding it difficult to sleep at night because of cough, it is a very good remedy.

Honey Lemon Face Mask

Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very good moisturizer. It can penetrate the skin and absorb the impurities from the pores. It also helps to keep the skin fresh, smooth, wrinkle free and glowing.
Lemon is a very good exfoliator. It can get rid of acne, sun spots and other blemishes from the skin.

Squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add a tbsp of honey. Mix it thoroughly. Apply it to your face. Make sure that you keep it away from your eyes and hair. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Repeat the process twice weekly.

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

This is a very good remedy for cold and flu. Add two slices of ginger to two glasses of water and boil it. Add 3 tbsp of honey and 3 tbsp of lemon juice to it. Strain the liquid after it cools. Drink it several times a day.

These are some of health benefits of honey and lemon.

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