So I have always been interested in honey, because a long time ago I heard that HONEY has ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES and is a traditional topical treatment for infected wounds. According to Dr. Charles Molan It can be effective on antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. It is one of the only things on this earth that DOES NOT support bacterial life. It is important to note that different types of honey have varying amounts of antibacterial activity. It has been determined that Manuka Honey from New Zealand has the highest amount of antibacterial properties than any other type of honey.
so a little info: bees travel an average of 55,000 miles and need to tap over two million flowers just to bring one pound of honey!!! Bees have been producing honey for over 100 million years. The color and flavor of the honey depends on the bees' nectar source (blossoms).
The benefits of honey have been documented as far back as Babylonian writings. Queen Cleopatra used to take milk and honey baths to maintain her youthful skin.
Honey has been shown to help the following disease conditions:
- decrease CHOLESTEROL
- Aided in protection against COLITIS (which is an intestinal infection/inflammation)
- CANCER: significantly decreased tumor growth in mice when fed honey.
- WOUND-HEALING: in a children's hospital in Germany for three years researchers used a special preparation of honey called Medihoney, and as a result significant reduction in even the most resistant wound infections were observed.
DO NOT GIVE HONEY TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF ONE YEAR, BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO KILL BOTULISM SPORES THAT LIE WITHIN