Thursday, April 26, 2007

Malaysia to Study Medicinal Properties of ‘Wild’ Honey

Research on Wild Honey for Medicinal Values
The Star (Malaysia), 4/26/2007

THE Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) has signed an agreement with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Kubang Kerian in Kelantan, to conduct research on wild honey for medical purposes.

Fama chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said that the two-year study, which started three months ago, focused on ‘tualang’ honey collected from Kedah...

Abdul Rahim said nine types of studies, including on the usage of honey to cure diabetes, respiratory infection, heal wounds, burns and skin diseases, would be performed by USM.

He said that a USM team would check honey consumption by haj pilgrims in the coming haj season to see if it could prevent respiratory infection…

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