Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Honey Recommended for Minor Skin Abrasions

Honey: Ease a Hangover, Treat Minor Skin Abrasions
McClatchy Tribune, 3/17/2009

Some plain, unassuming household objects have hidden superpowers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks. There are cult followings of vinegar and duct tape. Entire tomes have been written about the virtues of baking soda.

Throughout March in Living, you will find 102 extraordinary uses for 26 ordinary household items. These double-duty ideas will help you go green while you save some green.

Three uses

1. Soak in a milk and honey bath. Add about 1/3 cup of honey to 2 1/4 cups of milk. Mix thoroughly. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to give your honey milk bath additional scent.

2. Treat minor skin abrasions and wounds with honey’s antibacterial and antifungal properties. Apply a small amount twice daily to a wound or burn to speed up the healing process…

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