Why Honey Should Be Your Secret Weapon Against Sinus Infections

As the weather is warming up, some people are happy to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

But others – like me – are dreading another year of headaches, irritation, and annoyance as we fend off sinus infections.

You know this condition by the pain, mucus, and congestion it causes, which can sometimes last for weeks.

While some sinus infections are caused by allergic reactions, others cases are chronic.

While you can treat a sinus infection with medication, many people search for a natural cure.

If that describes you, you’re in luck. It turns out a common ingredient that’s probably in your kitchen right now can do wonders for sinus pain.


A warning: if you have diabetes or are taking beta blockers it may not be safe for you to treat a sinus infection with honey.

Consult a doctor if your symptoms are severe, long-lasting, or include a fever.

It turns out humans have a long history of using honey, both as food and as a medical cure.

Honey is lightly acidic, high in sugar, and contains a variety of enzymes that make it suited for a number of surprising uses.

Throughout history, people have treated everything from cuts and ulcers to UTIs using the sweet treat.

But one of the most common modern uses for honey is treating sinus infections.

The science behind the cure is still out, but some researchers believe honey is effective at wiping out the bacteria and biofilms that cause these infections.

If you’re willing to try anything to relieve the symptoms of a sinus infection, applying honey is worth a shot.

We know just what you need to put this surprising cure to use.

10 Reasons You Should Be Stocking Up On Honey

We all love to eat something sweet, but we know too much of it is not good for us.

Luckily, raw, high-quality honey is a natural sweetener that has tons of amazing benefits for your body.

Here are 10 reasons you should be stocking up on some good ol’ delicious bee “vomit.”

This sweet syrup is basically immortal. If your honey gets crystallized, all you have to do is pop it in the microwave. Make sure the honey is in a microwave-safe container with the lid off, then microwave, and stir every 30 seconds until the crystals dissolve.

Since ancient Egyptian times, honey has been used to heal wounds and burns. Countless studies have shown that honey has more than a 50% success rate in treating patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, psoriasis, hemorrhoids, and burns.

High cholesterol levels increases one’s risk for developing heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Interestingly, honey lowers the bad cholesterol that blocks up your arteries, while raising the good cholesterol.

Antioxidants make you look younger, have positive effects on heart health, increase blood flow to the heart, and reduce your risk of blood clot formation.

Instead of paying money for over-the-counter commercial cough syrups, treat a cough using raw honey. Scientific studies have proven that a single dose of honey can be as effective as traditional cough medicine. Health experts recommend taking half a teaspoon to two teaspoons of honey before you go to bed.  

A Perfect Weeknight Dinner Idea!

Are your weeknights packed with meetings and activities, and the last thing you want to have to worry about is what to make for dinner? Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect recipe to have on the menu during the week. Just fill your slow cooker with the correct ingredients and 2 hours later you’ll have yourself a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy!

  • 2lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Place chicken into the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the soy sauce, honey, hoisin, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and scallions.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the chicken and coat thoroughly.
  4. Cook chicken on low for approximately 2-3 hours.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken and allow the breasts to sit for several minutes before shredding.
  6. Remove a few tablespoons from the liquid and stir in the cornstarch until smooth. Gentle add this mixture back into the remaining liquid and blend until thickened.
  7. Toss the shredded chicken into the thickened mixture to coat with sauce.
  8. Serve and garnish with sesame seeds.