Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Pakistani Medical Journal Outlines Health Benefits of Honey

Honey a Medicine
Daily Times (Pakistan), 3/29/2006

ISLAMABAD: Recent scientific research has helped understand the manifold benefits of honey in greater depth.

The Journal of Medical Research reported that fresh honey is highly beneficial but should not be eaten with fish, vinegar, radish or melon.

It said that honey has a beneficial effect on the heart because it contains glucose that can be easily assimilated. “It has been noted that it has an invaluable effect on the weakened heart muscle in various types of cardiac diseases,” the journal reported. It said that even diabetics can take honey, since pure honey improves cardiac activity…

The journal said that honey and beeswax form the basic ingredients of many skin creams, lip-balms and hand lotions. By its ability to absorb moisture from the air, honey facilitates the healing process and prevents scarring by stimulating the growth of epithelial cells that form the new skin covering a healed wound. So honey may eliminate the need for tissue transplantation even in case of large wounds, the journal reported.

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