The Rise of Medicinal Honey

Motherboard Watch   December 11, 2015

Honey can treat wounds, may kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and tastes great in tea. The antimicrobial effects of honey have been touted since before the Egyptians built the pyramids, but it’s only within the past five to ten years that science has begun to support the folklore: honey heals.

While honey has been used as a natural remedy for millennia, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are increasingly embraced by conventional medicine, especially in light of recent studies suggesting honey can fight antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

The Food and Drug Administration approved medicinal honey in 2008 for the treatment of...

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