Monday, 10 January 2011

Give 'em the honey mummy

I was very interested to read about the use of honey as a healing aid.

According to Dr Stuttaford writing in The Oldie there is some proof that honey not only is good to eat but also has some therapeutic value as a skin balm.

Some years ago an obstetrician used to advise women to apply honey where they had been torn and stitched.

Apparently, whist very messy for the patient, the effects were just as successful if not more so than the prescribed antibiotics.

Professor Peter Molan of Waikato University found some years ago that honey collected from bees that had been fed off pollen from the Manuka tree had exceptional antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Manuka tree is indigenous to New Zealand.

This has resulted in many creams, gels and soaps based on this honey.

So nature knows best!

Joke for today:- A patient tells his doctor that the medicine he had been given was great but the only disadvantage was that it caused him to walk like a crab. "Oh that will be the side effects" says the doctor.

On this day:- 10th January

In 1927 Johnny Ray was born and in 1945 so was Rod Stewart

In 1917 Buffalo Bill died.

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