Excerpted from Health, on Thursday (08/05/2010), here are some benefits of sugar that could be drugs:
1. Healing the wounds
Zimbabwean society tradition teaches that sugar is a very effective disinfectant. Local people sprinkle with granulated sugar wound open, with the aim that the faster healing process.
Research in the UK has proved able to draw liquid sugar around the wound so it is not overgrown with bacteria. The effect is the same as salt, but did not cause the pain when sown.
2. Pain relief
A research published in the journal Pediatrics reveals the efficacy of sugar solution in relieving pain in infants during immunization injections received. Most babies are given to drink 1 / 4 cup of the solution did not cry during an injection, because fewer feel the pain.
3. Soften rough skin
Sugar is a softener (exfoliant), a natural for the skin. To soften the damaged skin, use a recipe from The Groove Park Inn Resort and Spa in North Carolina below.
Combine 1 / 2 cup granulated sugar with 1 / 4 cup canola oil, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Use as a scrub, wipe with a circular motion.
4. Keeping the flowers blooming longer
A little extra sugar on the water in the vase can increase endurance cut flower arrangements. According to Rita Azar, who owns a flower shop in Los Angeles, 1 teaspoon of sugar is enough to make fresh flowers blooming longer.