The Miracle Of Honey

by Chiropractors Brighton on June 5, 2010

The Miracle of Honey

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
–Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

Honey has been used for healing and as a health food for thousands of years and it has occupied a prominent place in traditional medicines throughout world history  The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans applied honey to wounds and used it for diseases of the gut. During the ancient Olympics, athletes ate honey and dried figs, to enhance their performance.

In more recent times, Sir Archibald McIndoe (plastic surgeon) used honey for treating the burns sustained by pilots during the Battle of Britain and honey has been used to treat infected surgical wounds and ulcers as it is very viscous, thus enabling it to absorb water from surrounding inflamed tissue. A study in West Africa showed that skin grafting and amputation were avoided when local application of honey was applied to wounds which healed where conventional treatment had failed to achieve this. Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals which depends on the type of flower pollen which was gathered during the making process.

Some time ago my father had a cancerous growth removed from his head and after several months it had not healed.  On returning home I was horrified to see the state of the wound and my advice to my parents was to remove the covering and cover with honey but this advice was not well received by my father, however, I obtained some honey from a local hive which was unheated and unpasteurised and applied it to the wound.  It was like a miracle and the wound began to heal immediately – the same wound which had been increasingly getting worse over the preceding months while he continued to have it dressed at outpatients!  The hospital were not too pleased with what I had done – probably because we had the solution and they didn’t!!!

On another occasion I recommended my brother take Manuka honey (from New Zealand) for the problem he had with heliobacter pylori (which is the most common cause of duodenal and stomach ulcers).  Again, this seemed to work like a miracle.

During one particular Christmas in New Zealand we found a baby bird (with no feathers) which had fallen out of it’s nest during a storm.  We could not get any local information on what to feed it so decided on honey and chewed almonds!  The baby bird grew and thrived, so again honey to the rescue.

The anti-cough properties of honey (and lemon) are well known for its capacity to dilute bronchial secretions and has probably been used for milennia.

Phytonutrients found both in honey and propolis (or ‘bee glue’, which is found in raw honey) have been shown to possess cancer-preventing and anti-tumor properties.

Unprocessed, uncontaminated honey is a healthy, easily digested, natural and energy rich food which contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes and vitamins and has been used as medicine by our forefathers for thousands of years – it has my vote a one of life’s perfect health foods.

Your Chiropractor at Chiropractic Life is not just interested in your “back” because he/she is a Lifestyle Health and Wellness Consultant and will pay attention to your whole of body  health – eating well, moving well and thinking well.

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James June 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Honey can really be a versatile remedy for a lot of cases. An acquaintance of mine from Africa told me it is used to cure pile/haemorrhoids as well.

Thanks for sharing

Chiropractors Brighton June 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Hi James – very interesting indeed!! Could be a sticky situation!!!!!!!!!!

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