The Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460-377 BC), thought honey cleaned, softened, and healedsores.
Among others: Dr. Molan, biochemist at the University of Waikato, has explored the therapeutic uses of honey for 20 years. His work has demonstrated its antibacterial properties.
Honey has been found to protect wounds and sores from infectionwhile soothing the area withits anti-inflammatory properties. With scientific proof now supporting them, honey-dressed wounds are more widely available and are undergoing further trials in hospitals of several countries, including Great Britain, the United States, and South Africa.
Allergies & Hayfever: Local pure honey is a well-known folk remedy for hay fever. The pollens in local honey are supposed to immunize you against those in the surrounding air.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
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