Thursday, July 22, 2010

Video: Is Honey Good Medicine or Just a Sweet Treat?

The Healing Properties of Liquid Gold
NPR. 7/19/2010

So why are people so gaga for bees? Well, for starters, there's renewed interest in the age-old health claims about honey.

Two centuries ago the Roman historian Pliny the Elder declared honey to be the finest, most health-promoting liquid known to man.

These claims are still circulating today, with lots of folks attempting to use honey stave off allergies. (I investigate this and other health claims about honey in my Tiny Desk Kitchen show, watch the video above)…

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