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Healing with Honey

By Nicci Micco, March/April 2009

Sorting through the claims and science of the health benefits of honey.


READER'S COMMENT:
"i remember when i was lttle i had an accident and made a hole in my cheek. My grandmother put wild bee honey on the wound and it healed soon and no painful stitches! There must be something in it that makes it work. "
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I am allergic to honey (and most other yummy things). I use Agave, which tastes like honey, but comes from the agave plant, the same plant used to make tequila. Would agave provide the same, or other health benefits ?

G, Burtonsville, Md

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:33pm

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Barb Schildhorn, Bearsville, NY

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:33pm

It is my understanding that diabetic people should use Stevia.

Glenna, Richardson, TX

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:33pm

What about diabetic people? Can they still use honey also?

B, Erie, Pa

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:33pm

I have been a member of your magazine for nearly 6 yrs and I really love it. I tried some recipes and they are easy and taste great and i even lost weight by just following some of the easy step in here Thanx so much

Naomi Vakarusaqoli, Suva, Fiji Island

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:34pm

We are using honey at home and it does work as medicine and for eight loss

Naomi Vakarusaqoli, Suva, Fiji Island, N/

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:34pm

Honey is in the BIBLE! It was used for healing, eating, and is a symbolic symbol of GOD'S WORD, ANOINTING! Honey has been around since the Creation (the BEGINNING)!!!

Bertha Zumwalt, Troy, MO

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 4:34pm

I have heard that a honey called "Manuka" is a healing honey. I think it is from New Zealand. Does anyone know anything about this honey?

L, Panama City Beach, FL

Anonymous

10/17/2009 - 1:28pm

L - About Manuka honey from New Zealand--
Try http://www.honeyo.com/types.shtml. It gives a little (only a little, unfortunately) info, and offers other links and a honey vendor locator. I didn't find Manuka in the locator, but maybe if people keep asking about it, there will be something added on

Anonymous

11/03/2009 - 7:35pm

I believe manuka honey is also being used in patches for open sores. Apparently when the honey breaks down it releases a hydrogen peroxide-like chemical that helps to keep the wound sterile and promote faster healing. The honey is woven into the patch and it's placed on the wound like a bandaid almost.

Anonymous

02/09/2010 - 11:10am



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