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For Healing, Think Honey

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Otherwise, enjoy the benefits of local, organic honey and take a more natural approach to your health.


1. Honey: A Sweet Alternative for Treating Cough in Children. Web. 7 August, 2012.

2. Medicinal Honey Improves Wound Healing, Decreases Pain. Web. 7 August, 2012.

3. Effects of Three Types of Honey on Cutaneous Wound Healing. Web. 7 August, 2012.


Reviewed August 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Honey has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, which gives it its sweet taste - minerals and water make up the rest of its composition.

Honey also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. In modern science we have managed to find useful applications of honey in chronic wound management.

However, it should be noted that many of honey's health claims still require further rigorous scientific studies to confirm them.

December 19, 2013 - 5:49am
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