February 2017

Kitchen Cabinet Pharmacy – Honey

Honey has a long medicinal history. The ancient Egyptians not only made offerings of honey to their gods, they also used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds. On that last point, at least, they were on to something. Today, many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, evidence of which is supported by research: In the laboratory, honey has been shown to hamper the growth of food-borne pathogens such as coli and Salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria,… 

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