Medicinal Honey Use

The Origins of Medicinal Honey Use

Honey has played a vital role in the evolution of humans. The ancient man did not just see honey as a sweet, nutritious fluid. He used the golden coloured liquid for medicinal uses. Moreover, one of the first medicinal uses of honey was in the treatment of wounds.

Great thinkers like Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Homer, and Ovid encouraged people to eat honey, mostly for prolonging their health. In the old Roman pharmacopoeia, honey was used to treat mouth afflictions, snake bites, pleurisy, and pneumonia.

According to Quran 16: 68-69, the great, wise Solomon praised honey and acknowledged its use in healing.

“Your Lord inspired the bee, saying: ‘Build your homes in the mountains, in the trees, and in the hives which people make for you. Feed on every kind of blossom.’ He ordered them obediently to follow his ways. From the belly of the bee comes a fluid of many colours, which is a healing drink for humans. Surely this is a sign for people who ponder it.”

Qur’an, An-Nahl, Surah 16:68-69

Today, honey is harnessed for various uses, including medicinal and other therapeutic uses. It has been used to treat external ailments like eye disease, oral infection, muscle cramps, and virus infections on lips and genitals.

The ancient man was fully aware of the healing properties of honey. It is no news that honey was used to treat eye disorders in Mali, India, Russia, and Egypt. And during World War 1, Russians used honey to boost wound healing and curb wound infection.

Honey is not just a delicious fluid; it is a natural product comprising two sugar molecules (glucose and fructose) and contains other substances like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes.

Other benefits of honey include reduction of inflammation, promotion of healing, and stimulation of tissue regeneration. It can also be used for the treatment of dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema.

Unlike the ancient time when it was hard to find honey, we have made it easy for you to shop online at Simply Honey. Here you will find our amazing range of Australian Manuka, Table Honey’s, and Gourmet blends. All our honey is 100% Australian and delivered directly to your home or business.

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Disclaimer: We are not doctors; you should always seek the advice of a medical expert before commencing any treatment. We simply know the quality of AB’s Honey products and our Manuka Honey is the bee’s knees with a rich and distinctive bushland tones, coupled with its deep rich dark colour.

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