Honey In The News
- From ABC News--Honey as an antiseptic!
Home Remedies Doctors Swear by Marisa Cohen, Health.com, Jan. 15, 2014 Use it for: Minor cuts and burns, cough or sore throat.
How it works: Most of us have tried honey in tea to soothe a scratchy throat, but it's also been used to treat wounds for thousands of years. Last year, a review of research found that honey helps heal minor to moderate burns, and a recent Dutch study identified a protein called defensin-1 that gives the goo its antibacterial action. Try this: Apply warm honey to a minor cut or mild burn, then put a gauze bandage on top; change the dressing daily. However, if you have a burn or wound accompanied by swelling, fever, or pain, check with a doctor instead; it may require oral antibiotics.
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- Smithsonian Magazine: The Science Behind Honey's Eternal Shelf Life
- A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.
- Food SafetyNews: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
- ...new records show that the most commonly fraudulent products are olive oil, milk, saffron, honey and coffee.
- CNN.com: Faux pas! Food fraud on the rise
- He found that pollen was frequently filtered out of products labeled "honey."..."Without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources."
- CNN.com: Most honey sold in U.S. grocery stores not worthy of its name