On a cold winter day in Toronto, there's nothing that I enjoy more than a cup of decaf tea with lemon & honey. But there's so much more to honey than it's sweet soothing flavour! As a Naturopath, I'm always looking for effective natural alternatives and honey is one that I use.
Honey has many medicinal qualities:
Honey improves night time coughs in children, according to the journal American Famiy Physician
Honey combined with coffee was shown to be better than oral steriod for persistent coughs in adults, according to the journal Primary Care Respirology
Honey can speed wound healing in diabetics, according to the journal International Wound Journal
Honey has been shown to kill antibiotic resistant MSRA, according to the journal European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Please note: Children under 1 year old should not be given honey.
Medical grade honey is necessary to help with wound care.