Honey, please pass the honey?

Source: www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-amazing-healing-honey-facts?utm_source=www.GreenMedInfo.com&utm_campaign=69240d9e58-Greenmedinfo&utm_medium=email

A few months ago, my parents decided to get a pet… then they decided to get 1,000 of them. Their bees are a’buzz in their hives, diligently making my parents a bucket full of honey.

Beyond adding a delicious touch of sweetness to a frothy mug of hot cocoa or bowl of oatmeal, honey has incredible medicinal properties. Check them out!

1) Raw honey feeds your good gut bacteria: increases the number of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum counts 10-100 fold compared with sucrose.

2) Honey fights “bad” bacteria: dissolves the biofilm (barrier that bacteria hide behind) made by MRSA (a really aggressive bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics).

3) Honey Kills Dental Plaque-Causing Bacteria: Manuka honey, a special honey produced by the flowers of the manuka plant that grows in New Zealand and Australia, was shown at least as effective as the chemical chlorhexidine gluconate, often used in mouthwash, in reducing plaque formation as a mouthwash.

4) Honey Kills Herpes better than drugs:  A 2004 study published in the Medical Science Monitor, showed that topical  honey was far superior to the drug acyclovir (trade name Zovirax) in treating both labial (lip) and genital herpes lesion.

5) Honey Protects Against Gastric Damage: Honey has been shown to prevent alcohol-, indomethacin- (a NSAID pain-killer) and aspirin-induced lesions.

One thought on “Honey, please pass the honey?

  1. Great article. I love my honey. And recently I learned that taking in small amounts of local honey each day actually helps reduce/eliminate allergies. The key is taking honey that is produced closed to where one lives. Recently, the parents of one of my students gave me a jar of honey they produce in Swope–very close by. While I am not allergy-free, I have noticed I am not suffering nearly as much as I used to. A good number of my friends tell me this is “the worst year, ever” for them, allergy-wise. They attribute this to the late on-set of Spring. Me, I haven’t really noticed. So, maybe that honey is working. Of course, I also keep my intake of gluten products low, go for acupuncture on a regular basis, and walk a lot. So, it is hard to tell. But. The honey tastes absolutely fantastic.

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