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A number of studies and clinical trials have shown that honey is effective in reducing healing times in wounds and burns. The results of several of these studies have now been analyzed together to get a better overall picture of the usefulness of honey in healing burns and wounds. Andrew Jull and his team at the Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand, say that the studies show that topical application of honey could be more effective than conventional gauze dressings on moderate burns. Read more here.

Canadian Researchers from the University of Ottawa have examined the bacteriocidal effects of honey on biofilms formed by several species of bacteria involved in causing chronic rhinosinusitis, a disease that affects approximately 1 in 10 North Americans every year. The researchers found that honey was significantly better at killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA (an antibiotic resistant bacterium) than conventional antibiotics. The authors conclude that topical treatment with honey may prove effective in fighting chronic rhinosinusitis. Read more.

Researchers at Penn State College of Medecine have shown that a teaspoon of honey is more effective at calming children's night time coughing than DM cough syrup. Read more:

Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough

Prescribing Honey For Childhood Cough

Jennifer Ilana Ischayek, RD, and Mark Kern, PhD, RD, from San Diego University, analyzed four kinds of honey and found that they have slightly higher glycemic indices than sugar on a calorie to calorie basis. However because honey also contains antioxidants and has prebiotic properties it is better for you. In addition because the sugar composition is different from regular table sugar, Honey tastes sweeter than table sugar and less is required to get the same effect reducing a person's caloric intake.

 

Honey is much more than just sweet! It is a concentrated and perfectly balanced energy source. The proportion of fructose and glucose carbohydrates offers optimum uptake by the body and easy metabolism. It even has performance advantages over the gels and drinks used by athletes because it contains oligosaccharides, protein, enzymes, organic acids, vitamins and minerals.