Medical Benefits of Honey for Different Health Conditions

Indeed  there are numerous medical benefits of honey for different health conditions. Like we said in our last post on amazing facts about honey, there is a mystery behind this wonderful juice of nature. defined honey as a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers.Honey is produced by Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey can then be harvested from the hives for human consumption.

Medical Benefits of Honey for Different Health Conditions

Amazingly, there are different medical benefits of honey you probably don’t know can cure different health conditions. We have 19 of such health conditions as well as their natural treatment using honey.

1. Eczema

Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters can also occur.

The specific cause of eczema is unknown but it is believe to be caused by hereditary an environmental factors such as allergens, pollen, food , stress and lots more.

Here are two home remedies for eczema using honey.

A. Honey, Sulphur, Juice of white onion and salt, mix together, add a pinch of salt and smear on the affected parts 3 times every day for seven days.

B. Honey, sulphur and Lime juice. Heat a cupful of honey, one-quarter cupful of lime juice and sulphur on a low fire until the mixture get thickened. Keep in a clean covered container. Smear on the affected parts 3 times daily for 7 days.

Read: Thirteen (13) Fruits and Foods That Can Make Your Skin Glow

2. Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Here are two natural remedies with honey to treat epilepsy.

A. The person affected should drink a cup of honey (250m!) first thing in the morning continuously for 8 days.

B. Use of onion for an attacked person. Cut a big onion into halves place on the nose and mouth so as to make the person inhale the aroma.

3. Fibroid

Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. They are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus.

Here is a natural remedy with honey for the treatment of fibroid.

Get honey, unripe pawpaw, chickweed, juice of aloe Vera and misletoe. Apart from honey, grind all together and sweetened with honey to taste. Keep in a covered container. Take half a cupful 2 times daily, preferably first thing in the morning and last thing at night before going to the bed.

Repeated treatment continuously for 8 weeks. The affected person should avoid eating too much starchy food, including food from tubers but eat more of vegetables and fruits. Mistletoe from citrus tree has been found to be very effective.

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4. Foot Blisters

Honey is very effective for treating foot blisters especially for sport men and women and those who prefer to put on boot or covered shoes all the time. Apply directly to the toe/toes after washing the dirt.

5. Gonorrhea

This is a sexually transmitted caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It tends to infect warm, moist areas of the body, including the:

  • urethra (the tube that drains urine from the urinary bladder)
  • eyes
  • throat
  • vagina
  • anus
  • female reproductive tract (the fallopian tubes, cervix, and uterus)

Here is an easy home remedy with honey for treating gonorrhea.

Boil onion in hot water. With a clean towel use it to press the lower part of the abdomen. Thoroughly mix one tablespoonful each of honey, lime juice and white onion. Drink it once 2 times daily, in the morning and at night.

6. Good Eye Sight

Just as yeast is being recommended for eyesight -, regular consumption of honey with carrot and garlic is good for eyesight. Honey with locust beans is equally good.

7. Hair Breakage

Healthy hair is a natural beautifier thus hair breakage is threat to our lovely appearance.

Here is a natural solution with honey that will bring hair breakage to a halt.

Wash the hair thoroughly and conditioned with mixture of aloe Vera jelly, olive oil and pure honey (use the same ratio). Heat the mixture lightly before using as hair conditioner. Cover the hair with shower cap or use a steamer, wait for 30 minutes before rinsing off the conditioner, but if one uses steamer, rinse after 15 minutes. Apply this treatment, at least once in a fortnight.

8. Labour Pains

This is a simple remedy with honey for every expectant mother to help alleviate that pain the labour ward

As soon as the labour pains begin drink half a cupful of pure honey directly at once (about 250ml).

9. Constipation

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it sooner or later.

Here is a home remedy with honey that will help treat constipation.

Get a piece of garlic, two tablespoonful of pure honey and a cupful of milk. Chew and swallow one clove of garlic and drink the mixture of honey and milk every morning for seven days.

10. Cough

This is a disorder of the respiratory tract. It could be triggered by an allergen or an  infectious organism.

Here is a simple home remedy with honey that will eradicate cough completely.

Get up to 15 nuts of dried bitter kola. Grind or blend to powder. Mix the powder with 300 ml of pure natural honey. Dosage: Adult- 2 tablespoonful of the mixture 3 times daily. One can also put honey on fresh bitter kola and chew together. This is also good for cough. Children – 1 teaspoonful of the syrup 3 times daily.

11. Diabetes

This is a metabolic disorder characterized by increased blood glucose level. The risk factors include: Obesity, smoking, High alcohol intake,  hyperlipidemia and others.

Here are three easy natural remedies for diabetes with honey.

(a). Eat one or two carrot with two tablespoonful of pure honey first thing in the morning, allow 2 hours interval before you eat. Do this continuously for ten weeks.

(b). Get 3 spring celery: A vegetable with long pale green stems that you can eat cooked or uncooked. A stick celery, 3 medium clove of garlic (grind with the skin on) and 1 cup of water. Boil everything together, drink at least one hour before breakfast. It reduces the sugar level. Use daily and monitor the sugar level. Take teaspoonful of pure honey once a day in addition.

(c). Take 2 tablespoonful of pure honey 3 times daily, preferably first thing in the morning and last thing at night that of afternoon can be one hour before lunch. Do this continuously for about four months.

Medical Benefits of Honey for Different Health Conditions

12. Diarrhea

This is an increase in the frequency of stool. It is characterized by loose and watery stool. If not treated as an an emergency, it can lead to serious life threatening conditions and even death.

Here are three home remedies for diarrhea with honey.

(a). Honey, lime juice and white onion: Blend, grate or grind white onion, sieve out the juice. Mix pure honey, lime juice and onion juice of equal quantity together, take 2 tablespoonful 3 times daily.

(b). Honey, tomato, salt and garlic powder: A thorough mixture of one cup of juice of fresh tomatoes, half a cup of honey, a teaspoonful of dried garlic powder and a little salt taken at once 2 times daily for about 3 to 4 days will put a stop to diarrhea.

(c). Honey and Orange: 2 tablespoonful of mixture of natural honey and orange juice taking 3 times daily is also good for the treatment.

13. Ear Pus/Ear Pain

There are two simple natural remedies for treating ear pus/pain with honey.

(a). Use a cotton bud to apply a drop or 2 of pure honey directly inside the earlobe and cover with a clean cotton wool. If one is to use a finger for the application, make sure the nails are cut, index finger is washed with soap and clean water before dipping it inside the honey for application.

(b). One can mix a little salt in a little quantity of hot water with a teaspoonful of honey. Stir all the solution thoroughly and keep inside a clean container with a tight cover. Apply directly into each ear lobe first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Use cotton buds for the cleaning of the ear not match stick or broom.

14. Boils

Wow! here is a simple home remedy that can treat boils of all kind.

Get wax and add pure honey, mix them together and apply the wax inside the earlobe (earwax) directly on the boil. Remove and apply up to 4 times a day, the boil will disappear.

Medical Benefits of Honey for Different Health Conditions

15. Burns (Fresh)

Burns are hurt injuries or effects caused by fire or heat. Direct application of pure honey is very effective in the treatment of either first or second degree burns. The burns could be due to hot water, hot oil, hot vapour, steam or fire.

This simple home remedy with honey will help treat burns very effectively.

Smear the affected part generously with pure natural honey. If one is very fast with the application there should be no flesh shrinkage. Honey is highly rich in Vitamin C. Most hospitals and first aiders apply honey to treat burns and it is very effective.

16. Catarrh

Just this easy home remedy with honey will help treat catarrh making you enjoy your day comfortably

Mix pure honey and lime juice in the ratio of five to one (5: 1). That is, five parts of honey to one part of lime juice. Dosage: Take 2 tablespoonful of the mixture orally 3 times a day, for one week. N.B: You may likely feel weak or sleepy. The best thing to do is to rest.

17. Chicken Pox/Measles

These are viral infections that can occur anytime in life if not vaccinated against. Though they are believed to be self-limiting, they can cause so much discomfort and can be life-threatening.

This simple home remedy with honey will help alleviate symptoms of chicken pox /measles.

Smear pure natural undiluted honey on the whole body as if you are applying body cream or lotion. Be generous in the application, and apply twice daily. The rashes will dry up and there will be no more symptoms. Prepare honey drink with good water for drinking. Do this for 3 to 4 days. 2 tablespoonful of pure honey taken orally is encouraged twice daily even after full recovery.

18. Cholera

According to the WHO, Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera remains a global threat to public health and an indicator of inequity and lack of social development. It is an acute diarrheal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.

These two natural home remedies with honey will treat cholera effectively.

(a) Prepare and drink a half cupful of the mixture of aloe Vera, lemon juice and pure honey 3 times daily.

(b) Prepare sugar and salt solution and drink generously in place of water. Preparation: 1 level of teaspoonful of salt, 5 cubes of sugar or 10 teaspoonful of granulated sugar, 1 beer bottle or two Coca-Cola bottle of clean water, dissolve sugar and salt in cool water or certified pure water.

19. Coarse Skin

Are you tired of that coarsed skin that is hiding the beauty in you? Give life back to that skin using this simple natural remedy with honey and look ever young with your new radiant glossy look.

Beat egg yolk thoroughly, mix with pure honey and smear generously on the skin. Use as body lotion.


Yes! be that lucky person that will get your health restored by just trying these simple home remedies with honey comfortably without any complication. Then,  thank me later. After all, what are friends for?

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  1. Leo M

    August 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for the great information!

    • Pharm. Goodnews

      August 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      You are most welcome Leo

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