There’s A Buzz Going Round About Honey

Mention honey and we think au-naturel, the real McCoy, pure, unadulterated, straight from nature; and considered by many to be the elixir for a long and healthy life. It would seem however, not all is as it appears. Have those industrious little insects which have been producing nature’s own amber nectar since the dawn of time started adding a little something not quite so natural to the mix?

Health benefits of honey:

Documentary evidence of honey being used to treat the sick goes back as far as Aristotle and Aristoxenus, over 350 BC. Roman, Greek, Vedic and Islamic writings have all included information on the health benefits of eating honey.
There are an inordinate number of claims right through to modern day about the health benefits received from the use of honey both as internal and topical treatments. Benefits are said to include:
  • Help in reducing acid reflux
  • Help fight gastroenteritis in infants
  • Has a healing effect on burns and skin lesions
  • Can help in the treatment of various allergies through the pollen content
  • Alleviates colds
  • Fights off a variety of different infections
While much of it is unsubstantiated, medical research is ongoing for some of these claims, such as the treatment of those suffering from MRSA infections. While MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, it appears the anti-bacterial properties of honey are capable of fighting this bacterium. Natural, pure, unadulterated honey that is, not the other kind.

Don’t Blame the Bees:

No, our hard working little honey bees are only interested in producing the very best of pure honey. Big bad commercialism is the one to blame for the amount of fake honey on the market. Was it likely to be otherwise? So how do we mere mortals differentiate between the artificial, and real pure honey? CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE...

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