Honey and Health go Hand In Hand

Honey is good for you. Really good for you. Pictures of humans eating and harvesting honey can be found in cave paintings dating back to the Stone Age. That’s 10,000 years ago.

Pottery dating to 7000 B.C. has been found with ancient remnants of beeswax still in them. This could indicate its use as a waterproofing agent thousands of years ago.

Every ancient empire, including Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, and Greek used honey as a medical treatment for stomach pains, fevers, and as a healing tincture to be placed directly into a person’s wounds.

Honey is a proven antibacterial agent. It is effective against the much-feared E. Coli and the sometimes rampant salmonella. Staph infections and peptic ulcers can be thwarted by Malaysian Tualang and New Zealand Manuka honey. The fact that bees mix hydrogen peroxide into their honey helps explain the substance’s miraculous antibacterial effects, as well as it’s propensity to help expedite the healing of wounds.

Those suffering from inflammation, burns, ulcers, bed sores and inflammation of the skin can use honey as a topical ointment that will soothe and speed up recovery. Make sure all honey used medicinally are completely pure and free of all impurities.

More great news! Honey is an excellent cough suppressant, which has been shown to be both more preferred, and more effective in children than traditional cough syrups including Benadryl. Remember that children younger than 1-year-old should not be given honey at all, due to their extremely sensitive digestive tracts.

Honey may have even more positive health benefits, although these next ideas still need further research. Blood glucose has shown to be more stabilized in rats whose diet included Tualang honey.

Also in initial lab tests, Tualang honey has shown encouraging results in fighting skin, breast, and cervical cancers. Honey’s high antioxidant content does, however, point to it being a possible future treatment for both heart disease and various cancers.

The big takeaway is that honey has so many benefits to your health that adding it to your diet or medicine cabinet is a great idea.

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About the Author: BJ Hetherington

BJ is the lead editor of Meical Daily Times. Fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Arabic, he focuses on diseases and conditions. BJ is a graduate of York University In Toronto. When BJ isn't busy writing his next piece, he can often be found running the streets of the GTA.

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