October 23, 2016
Over the years I’ve met lots of Pediatricians, Osteopaths, Homeopaths, Internists, Integrative MD’s, and Functional Medicine Practitioners who all swear by the healing properties of pure raw local golden HONEY!
Raw local honey is antimicrobial, helps to control allergies, promotes topical wound healing for things like ulcers and sunburn, works great for all types of bites and stings, help fight viruses like herpes and even supports a healthy heart by lowering homocysteine levels.
And the stuff is so potent a teaspoon a day is really all you need but remember that not all honeys are created equal! Most grocery stores sell honey these days that’s highly processed, filtered, and altered to the point that no pollen particles are actually present effectively eliminating any healing qualities.
Dr Mercola recently wrote a terrific article on the special healing properties of Manuka honey, a darker-than-regular variety specifically collected from bees that have been feasting on the Manuka tree which grows primarily in New Zealand. It seems that particular honey is incredibly powerful for fighting infection but if you’re primarily worried about seasonal allergies, a trip to your local organic honey farm might help even more.
To learn more about studies on Manuka honey click here!
Photo courtesy of Huffington Post.