Ancient geeks when they get wounded in battle, there main remedy to soothe was honey. Though there is no conclusive research to validate the health benefits of honey, possible benefits of honey have been documented in Islamic texts, Greeks and in Vedas. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) glorified healing benefits of honey.
Even in modern times honey is used to treat health as well as skin diseases, to fade scars, and is included in cosmetic products. Recently a Reddit.com (social networking site) user shared how she cured acne using raw honey.
How to use Honey to Fade Scars
From minor burns to chronic skin diseases you can use honey as a home remedy. According to experts blend 2 tbsp of honey with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Now apply it on acne scars or other scars. Rinse it off with water.
You can also use 1 tbsp of baking soda with 2 tbsp of honey to exfoliate your skin.
Note: Repeated use or topical application is important to fade scars.
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Properties in Honey
Honey consists of high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose.
- Antioxidants in honey help to fight radicals.
- pH level of honey refrain bacterial growth.
- It consists of antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to heal wounds.
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Why We Recommend Raw Honey?
James F. Balch suggests raw honey, as filtered honey loses its nutritional value due to heating and processing. You can get honey from grocery but for unprocessed honey you must find some expert.
Well it’s not tough to get some raw honey to test it out.
Though there is no scientific evidence that honey can treat scars, many philosophers and experts suggest honey to soothe skin diseases. Raw honey has more nutritional values than processed one.