Honey’s Medicinal Properties

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Dr. Jason Jensen NMD, Dr. Wendy Wells NMD.

Honey and beehive product’s medicinal properties are raising interest among otorhinolaryengologistExit Site (ear, nose, and throat) researchers.
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Over the last 2 decades 36 bee product studies have been reviewed and presented as “safe, with only minor adverse reactions.” [1]

Honey can be an effective treatment in:

Bee Propolis may treat:

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Royal Jelly can reduce:

Preventing Bacterial Infection

Honey has also been reported to decrease the risk of infection after eye surgery [2], and to be useful as an additional therapy for chronic sinusitis swelling of the nose, [3] and in chronic kidney disease catheter infections. Research gathered by Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Sydney, and University of Queensland, Australia states:

"Honey has garnered much interest due to its broad-spectrum antibacterial properties based on extensive experimental data. Unlike conventional antibiotics, honey has an added advantage as it appears to avoid inducing antimicrobial resistance in bacteria." [4]


  1. Honey and Beehive Products in Otorhinolaryngology: a narrative review. Clinical Otorhinolaryngology. 2015 Oct 9. Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands. PMID:26453201Exit Site

  2. Honey prophylaxis reduces the risk of endophthalmitis during perioperative period of eye surgery. Phytotherapy Research. 2012;26(4):613–616. PMID:22508360Exit Site

  3. The effect of thyme honey nasal spray on chronic rhinosinusitis: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2015;272(6) PMID:25106547Exit Site

  4. Honey in the Prevention and Treatment of Infection in the Chronic Kidney Disease Population: A Narrative Review. 2015 Jun 17 Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Australia PMC4488250Exit Site

Jason Jensen, NMD

Author Jason Jensen is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in the state of Arizona.

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Wendy Wells

Author Wendy Wells is a licensed naturopath physician in the state of Arizona.

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