The term “milk and honey” goes way back to the times of antiquity? The Bible mentions “a land flowing with milk and honey” (or land of milk and honey), signifying prosperity and abundance in several scriptures as Exodus 3:8, 17; Leviticus 20:24 and Deuteronomy 26:9. The Bible also indicates that they were part of the everyday diet of the Israelites, used in cooking and also used as cosmetics.
Even Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, as legend has it, used milk and honey regularly, and she attributed them to keeping her skin youthful and healthy. She used to mix honey and milk in the bath, which enabled her to maintain soft and beautiful skin. For thousands of years, milk has been known to benefit our skin, by helping us maintain a fair and smooth complexion. Therefore, milk and milk products are used in a number of cosmetic preparations to this day!
Isn’t it interesting that milk and honey are often mentioned together? But why is that the case? What’s so unique about these simple ingredients? And what really are the health benefits of milk and honey together? Well, we know that honey is an amazing product. It’s traditionally used for health because of its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, as well as its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects on respiratory organs. It’s got outstanding medicinal qualities, and it’s loaded with antioxidants, excellent to cook with and absolutely delicious!
Milk contains many excellent properties, too. It is very nutritious, and it contains many essential vitamins, but it also has lactic acid, a mild but effective natural alpha-hydroxy acid for getting rid of toxins and exfoliating the top layer of your skin, leaving it smooth, soft and glowing. However, those attributes can combine when milk and honey are taken together, resulting in some unique and desirable health benefits.
So when we examine the benefits of both products, we can see why the two are a dynamic duo! Perhaps that’s why God mentioned them so much in the Old Testamant portion of the Bible!