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Benefits of Honey in Medicine

Apr 21, 2021 | Blog, Ingredient information

Did you know that Hippocrates, the great Greek scientist, prescribed Oxymel (vinegar and honey) for pain, and water and honey for thirst?  Also, he utilised honey for baldness, contraception, wound healing, laxative action, cough and sore throat, eye diseases, topical antisepsis, prevention and treatment of scars.
Today Honey is widely used to replace refined sugar in our diet. However, it has been proven in various studies that honey has exciting antioxidant and antibacterial uses.

Tip: Because overheating harms biologically active substances in honey, you should not add it to tea until the tea cools down a little. 

Simply Bee only makes use of the cheesecloth technique when filtering honey to ensure the Simply Bee fynbos honey you purchase is as pure as can be.

Here are 6 Surprising health and medicinal benefits of Honey

Natural, unheated honey helps with wound-healing. This is because of its antibacterial qualities, and the fact that it keeps a wound moist while sealing it off from infection.

The antioxidants in honey can assist with the lowering of your blood pressure.

Honey seems to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. It leads to modest reductions in total and “bad” LDL cholesterol while raising “good” HDL cholesterol.

Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, honey has been used to treat burns and skin conditions, including diabetic skin ulcers.

For children over one year of age, honey can act as a natural and safe cough suppressant. Some studies show that it is even more effective than some cough medicines.

Good quality Honey (that is not mixed with syrup) contains less calories than refined sugar, so can be used as a sweetener in your drinks and food.