Honey is known to be a food that can never be broken. Honey has no shelf life. Archaeologists have discovered 2000-year-old honey jars in Egyptian tombs in which honey was still delicious. Honey contains a unique chemical formula. It has a low water content and relatively high acidity which creates a low pH (3.2-4.5). This composition renders honey unfavorable to bacteria and other microorganisms.
Honey has been described throughout the history by the words nectar, ragweed and food of the gods. The Greek herbalist Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, wrote about the medicinal properties of honey and the composition of honey. Hippocrates believed that honey was good for skin tone and skin health because it cures skin infections. There are two types of honey-forest and flower honey. Flower honey comes from flower nectar. Forest honey is made from sweet substances that bees with nectar pick up on trees. Forest honey is darker, has more minerals and is of inferior quality to floral honey.
The main source of carbohydrates is nectar that bees collect on flowers. The bee nectar is then converted into an easily digestible sugar, “sugar” (fructuer and glucose), which is the main ingredient in honey. Mature honey contains no more than 15% water. Bees cover it with wax lids in the honeycomb. Thus, they protect it from moisture absorption and deterioration. Honey contains minerals, amino acids, valuable organic acids (formic, malic, citric, acetic, succinic acids) pigments, various chlorophyll derivatives, wax, inulin, and various elements of the vitamin B. Honey jelly contains 13 times more iron and minerals than flower honey. Honey history says honey was used as an antibiotic for open wounds and injuries (before penicillin appeared). Today honey is used for open wounds and various injuries.
Tincture of honey and olive oil to strengthen the hair: Mix a quarter cup of olive oil with half a cup of honey. Heat the mixture for 30 seconds in the microwave. The warm ingredients will be mixed into a homogeneous mixture. When the mixture cools, spread it evenly over the hair. Leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo. You can practice this treatment 4 times a month.
Waxing area for lips and chin area: Mix a spoonful of honey with lime juice. The ratio is a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of lime juice. Apply the mixture to the area around the lips and chin. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Repeat the procedure for 4 consecutive days.
3 honey tincture recipes to reduce wrinkles and wrinkles:
Mixture 1: Mix one tablespoon of honey with half a liter of warm water. Use the resulting fluid to wash (face wash) in the morning and at bedtime. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water.
Mixture 2: Mix three tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of cinnamon. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water. Do this once a week.
Mixture 3: Mix two tablespoons of honey with half a banana, 30 grams of sour cream and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Put the mask on your face and let it act for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Honey-based face masks and fluids moisturize and nourish the skin, rejuvenate the skin and smooth out fine wrinkles on the face.