Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Honey As Alternative Medicine

Honey As Alternative Medicine

Honey has a long history as an alternative medicine. In the Koran of the Islamic religion Muhammad said that honey is a treatment for all ailments. For centuries it has been used as a remedy for coughs and sore throats.

  1. Honey is an antiseptic that is very effective in healing burns, scrapes, ulcers and wounds
  2. It is a powerful remedy for stomach ulcers and many gastric problems such as duodenitis
  3. It is a treatment for coughs in children and is more effective than non-prescription cough medicines.
  4. It is an antibacterial and a powerful topical treatment for diabetic ulcers.

Do not give honey to little children of less than 12 months old. There is the remote risk of botulism (a type of food poisoning). However, honey is safe for older children and all adults. Honey is an alternative medicine that is readily available in our homes today.

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