Canker sores are definitely a pain. Doctors don’t know what causes these painful lesions, but new research published in the journal Quintessence International indicates that we may be able to cure them with a classic kitchen staple: honey. The journal recounts a study comparing canker sores treated topically with honey to traditional over-the-counter and prescription remedies. Within 24 hours, honey users reported that they were mostly pain-free. After four days the sores treated with honey had disappeared completely, while there was no notable change from the other treatments.
The results from this report are no surprise. Honey is a well known healing agent, its an anti-inflammatory that helps relieve swelling and pain. It is also anti-microbial and can help in new tissue generation and wound healing. So, next time you find yourself with a canker sore, head to the kitchen for fast relief. Rinse the inflamed area with clean water and dry with a bit of paper towel. Apply honey liberally with a cotton swab several times a day and hopefully you will see results by the next day.
We carry a range of quality honeys at SOAKOLOGY, stop in today to try or give us a call! Weather you are looking for raw Tupelo Honey, Whipped Wildflower honey, or decadent honey comb- you’ll find a unique variety of treats to choose from.
SOAKOLOGY – 207.879.7625
30 City Center
Portland, ME 04101
Did you know that Sri Lanka once shared a name with the tea that it is now famous for? The tiny island nation was called Ceylon until the end of British Colonialism in 1948. Sri Lanka is no larger than the state of Indiana, yet it boasts the fourth highest volume of tea production in the world. Sri Lanka’s tea quality can be attributed to a climate favorable to tea production: humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall.
We have recently begun to carry some wonderful new Sri Lankan teas that we are so excited to be able to offer. Check out the list below for details on some of our newest teas!
Sri Lankan Vintage- A smokey amber brew with a hint of sweet-potato, this new tea blend consists of 3 separate teas. It is sure to appeal to the tea-adventurer in search of novel tea experiences.
Govenor’s Sri Lankan- This award-winning Ceylon tea is produced in limited quantities by a single family-owned estate in Sri Lanka. Two whole leaves and one bud from the plant’s tips are harvested, then hand-rolled into a ring to make this tea.
Sri Lankan Golden Tips– This top-shelf tea uses only hand-picked, very young, tender tips of select tea bushes. The leaf has a light, golden color that is velvety with fine white down. This prized tea has a smooth, sweet taste that tea novices and connoisseurs alike will love.
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Is Your Skin Itchy, Irritated, or Dry?
This soothing, anti-aging powerhouse can help!
Chamomile Tea is well-known for its calming, stress-reducing effects and is widely used as a night-time tea to promote sleep. But did you know that Chamomile is just as calming for the skin? When applied topically, it has been shown that the herb will reduce redness, fight dry & flaky skin, help with eczema & psoriasis, soothe a rash, and since its anti-microbial it can also help speed healing.
Packed with anti-oxidants, chamomile can help protect the skin from free radical damage and suppress the visible signs of aging.
Chamomile is gentle on sensitive or fragile skin which makes it ideal for use after waxing and to ease a diaper rash, sunburn, bedsore, or hemorrhoids.
Brew a cup of Chamomile tea and saturate a soft cloth with the infusion. Apply to the affected area for up to 10 minutes. Chamomile’s anti-septic properties make it a great addition to home-made cleansers and soaps as well.
FOR MORE INFO/ TO PURCHASE- Organic Loose-leaf Chamomile Tea: http://shop.soakology.com/category.sc;jsessionid=ED6C2FBEDBB46981D7D4CA6332A261E4.m1plqscsfapp03?categoryId=27