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Honey’s Medicinal Properties

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Honey and beehive product’s medicinal properties are raising interest among otorhinolaryengologist(ear, nose, and throat) researchers.

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]

References

  1. Honey and Beehive Products in Otorhinolaryngology: a narrative review. Clinical Otorhinolaryngology. 2015 Oct 9. Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands.
  2. Honey prophylaxis reduces the risk of endophthalmitis during perioperative period of eye surgery. Phytotherapy Research. 2012;26(4):613–616.
  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)
  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




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