Honey as Medicine: The Yummiest Remedy

by Leigh Ann Otte, Managing Editor

Did you know that properly stored honey never spoils? Yep, and it may help wounds from spoiling too. Integrative physician Robert Pendergrast explains:

[Honey] has strong antibacterial activity, mainly because of its low water/high sugar concentration: It literally sucks all the water out of bacteria.

Honey seems to be an effective wound treatment in certain situations. Of course, there are important precautions and guidelines. Find out more by checking out our article. It also covers whether a nighttime dose of honey can treat children’s coughs and whether bee stings—yes, stings—can treat arthritis. (Do be sure to read the precautions. For example, never give honey to a child under 12 months because of botulism risk.)

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2 Responses to “Honey as Medicine: The Yummiest Remedy”

  1. Judy Rodman Says:

    Oh my gosh… makes me miss my beehives I used to keep!

  2. Leigh Ann Otte Says:

    You might have been able to start a pharmaceutical company! :-)

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