Honey straight from the source is known as organic raw honey. The health benefits of this unprocessed honey are vast, and it’s not only a main ingredient in some foods, but is also used in a number of health and beauty products. However, children younger than 12 months should not eat honey, according to the Global Healing Center. Before then, a child’s intestinal tract cannot handle some of the natural ingredients occurring in raw honey.

Skin Benefits

Raw honey acts as an amazing natural salve for burns and ulcers. Apply the honey under a dry bandage to treat inflammation and promote healing of cuts and other wounds.

Raw honey is also a great moisturizer for dry skin and can even be used in the treatment of eczema. Apply the raw honey straight to skin, combine it with other moisturizing products or look for over-the-counter products that contain raw honey as an ingredient. According to WebMD, honey is also great as an ingredient in exfoliating products and to reduce scarring of wounds as they heal.

Stomach Soother

A spoonful of raw honey each day acts as a stomach soother. Pregnant women with morning sickness, those that suffer from nausea and constipation, and those who suffer from regular stomach aches can benefit from raw honey, according to the Global Healing Center.

Vitamin Supplement

According to NaturalNews.com, honey provides essential antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and phytonutrients to the body.

Other Great Benefits

The naturally occurring carbohydrates in honey make it a great energy booster for people on the go.

It’s also a helpful treatment for bad breath when mixed with cinnamon.