Our world has become a playground for drug resistant superbugs. Now science has turned to HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited.
I am not just talking about any Honey, but raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized Honey. Raw Honey still contains bits of propolis, pollen and traces of royal jelly suspended in it.
Honey Bees travel many miles in search of blooms to extract the sweet nectar from. They carry their bounty back to the nest and process it into honey.
Nectar is rich in plant source enzymes and other healthy constituents. Honey Bees will mix in their enzymes and place the concoction into specialized cells and the excess moisture is evaporated off.
Honey along with other Bee products have been used as medicine from antiquity. In fact, products of the hive were medicine then.
Yet, all that was forsaken for petrochemical pharmceutical drugs. Which has led us to drug resistant superbugs.
Lets take MRSA as a example.
MRSA, found mostly in hospitals eats away the flesh of unsuspecting patients. Turning to Doctors for help they become infected with this horrendous infection.
National Geographic News did a story on how Honey was being used to slow MRSA infections and aid in the killing of the bacteria.
Honey is commonly used in medical practices as a antibacterial agent, anti inflammatory and anti oxidant. Honey contains many enzymes such as oxidase peroxide, catalase, amylase and phosphorylase along with trace vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Clinical trails of Honey have shown promise as a anti depressant. As well as other physiological maladies due to honey containing gluamic acid, aspartic acid and proline.
You should read the study by Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences published on Science Direct for a much deeper look into HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited.