Five Amazing Healing Honey Facts

By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Honey, unlike almost everything else we consume in our diet, was intended solely to be a form of nourishment – albeit, for the bees. Only milk, to my knowledge, shares this singular biological imperative. But honey is far more than a source of sweetness and quick energy within the human diet. It has profound medicinal applications, some of which are as follows: Feeds the good bacteria It is a little-known fact that bees have a diverse population of beneficial lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in their honey crop, the bulge between the esophagus and the gizzard of the bee. In fact, according to newly published research in PLoS, “studies of LAB in all extant honeybee species plus related apid bees reveal one of the largest collections of novel species from the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium ever discovered within a single insect and suggest a long (>80 mya) history of association.” [i] Indeed, raw honey feeds good bacteria. It has been experimentally demonstrated in in vitro (petri dish) conditions to increase the number of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum counts 10-100 foldcompared with sucrose. [ii] Fights the “bad” bacteria, i.e. MRSA Reports of honey eradicating MRSA infection have been reported in the medical literature for well over a decade. [iii] MRSA, an acronym for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, produces a biofilm

39%. and all the lesions.” [viii] Protective Against Gastric Damage Honey has been shown to prevent alcohol-. For genital herpes. The lesions crusted in 3 patients with labial herpes and in 4 patients with genital herpes. labial and genital.which makes it especially resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents. [iv] This has also been demonstrated in human research. [vii] Superior to Pharmaceutical at Killing Herpes 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. No side effects were observed with repeated applications of honey. 49% and 59% better. whereas 3 patients developed local itching with acyclovir. According to the amazing study “For labial herpes. [ix] This is just a sampling of the research indicating the profound medicinal value of honey. Honey has been shown to be effective at killing biofilm-associated MRSA isolates from patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitus. was shown at least as effective as the chemical chlorhexidine gluconate. [vi] Kills Dental Plaque-Causing Bacteria Manuka honey. with a 70% effective rate in destroying MRSA in chronic venous ulcers. the mean duration of attacks and pain. Bee well! Article Sources . respectively. occurrence of crusting. than with acyclovir treatment. a special honey produced by the flowers of the manuka plant that grows in New Zealand and Australia. take a look at our page dedicated to the topic which now includes research 60+ ailments and/or symptoms which may benefit from its use. often used in mouthwash. the mean duration of attacks and pain. manuka also synergizes with conventional antibiotics making MRSA bacterial isolates more susceptible to their antibacterial action. occurrence of crusting. none of the attacks remitted. [v] Moreover. and mean healing time with honey treatment were 53%. and mean healing time with honey treatment were 35%. 28% and 43% better. in reducing plaque formation as a mouthwash. developed crust. 50%. indomethacin. respectively. If you would like to view the full range of demonstrable health benefits of honey.(a NSAID pain-killer) and aspirin-induced lesions. Two cases of labial herpes and one case of genital herpes remitted completely with the use of honey. than with acyclovir. With acyclovir treatment.

Charles Majors. Contemp Clin Dent. Epub 2012 Mar 12.12(1) Y Shri Jyothi.1(4):214-7. PMID: 12484559 About the Author Sayer Ji is the founder and director of GreenMedInfo. hydroxyurea-induced leg ulcer with honey. Infowars. Robert J Paxton. Robert Slinger. Joseph Marsan. J Grey.30(6):453-5. Reuters. Epub 2012 Mar 1. Seddik Khennouf Gastroprotective effects of honey and glucose-fructose-sucrose-maltose mixture against ethanol-. Tobias C Olofsson Symbionts as major modulators of insect health: lactic acid bacteria and and Care2. 2009 Jul. 2008 Jun. 2012 .141(1):114-8. 2002 Nov. Ben Lerner and Dr. Akila Gharzouli. J Antimicrob Chemother. PMID:22114423 [viii] Noori S Al-Waili Topical honey application vs. J Dermatolog Treat. P Saibaba Stimulatory effect of honey on multiplication of lactic acid bacteria under in vitro and in vivo conditions. Ingemar[i] Alejandra Vásquez. Lett Appl Microbiol. PLoS One. NaturalNews. 246-7. Eva Forsgren. J Wound Care. His writings and research have been published in the Wellbeing Journal. S Cowman Bacteriological changes in sloughy venous leg ulcers treated with manuka honey or hydrogel: an RCT. 2010 Oct . Frank Chan Effectiveness ofhoney on Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Rose Cooper Synergy between oxacillin and manuka honey sensitizes methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus to oxacillin. R Mythili Effect of Manuka honey. PMID: 18666717 [vi] Rowena E Jenkins. D PMID: 15278008 [ix] Kamel and co-author of the book The Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure with New York Times best-seller Dr.17(6):241-4. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Epub 2004 Jul 23. Epub 2009 Mar 9. indomethacin-. chlorhexidine gluconate and xylitol on the clinical levels of dental plaque. Med Sci Monit. PMID: 19559969 [v] G Gethin.10(8):MT94-8. .7(3):e33188. PMID: 22427985 [ii] T R Shamala. Smain Amira. the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. 2000 Jun .com. K G Harding. Ullal A Nayak. Wendy Ferris. acyclovir for the treatment of recurrent herpes simplex lesions. Laszlo Szekely. Emilie Flaberg. Exp Toxicol Pathol. PMID:10849275 [iii] S Natarajan. and acidified aspirin-induced lesions in the rat. 2001 Mar. R A Cooper Healing of an MRSA-colonized. 2012 Mar 1. and have been featured on Mercola.54(3):217-21. GaryNull. PMID:12171686 [iv] Talal Alandejani. PMID: 22382468 [vii] Prathibha A 2004 Aug.

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