05 December 2007

Healthy Honey

Besides as an alternative sweetener for coffee or tea or a health supplement, here are some more ways honey can help you:
  • Better than cough syrup

  • According to the Times, honey was more effective than dextromethorpan, the active ingredient in most cough syrups. Others also say that honey can also help relieve asthma and sore throat.

  • Best for wound healing

  • Bedsores, diabetic ulcers, and burn wounds have been shown to heal faster using honey as a wound dressing. One research study described how it is applied and notes that it reduced inflammation, swelling, and pain. Heavily-infected wounds and wounds tainted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria were all rendered sterile minus any side-effects.

2 reactions:

BabyPink said...

my mom and aunts always say honey is some sort of medicine.:)

bayi said...

The quality of the honey used is also important, I believe.