To answer the question, “Why honey is good for you?”, we need to know what makes it and how do you benefit from it?

Honey is lovely as a sweet treat, but it also contains many properties that make it useful for your health.

Manuka honey is well known for its potency, but local organic wildflower honey can be just as amazing. Especially if it’s cold-pressed honey that hasn’t been heated too high. This helps to preserve its beneficial qualities.

Roles of Honey

A traditional wildflower honey, one where the bees are free to collect from many types of flowers, possesses the essence of all the plants those bees collect from. Many of which are medicinal.

Bees are attracted to a variety of medicinal plants including vitex, dandelion, jojoba, echinacea, elder, alfalfa, clover, eucalyptus, manuka, borage, chamomile, and sage – just to name a few!

It contains a diverse range of vitamins and minerals, several of which help with wound healing and immune support.

Honey is still beneficial in the healing of wounds or skin infections. They can help resolve infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria, helping to break down the biofilm that would otherwise protect the bacteria.

It also helps to stimulate skin and muscle regeneration. The way it reduces inflammation, promotes healing, and provides a barrier against foreign material for the wound is also beneficial.

How To Use It

Did you know that honey can be used in two main ways? These are the following:

  • Direct application to an external wound which is then covered by a sterile bandage. This will need to be changed once or twice a day.
  • Taking it internally is better when looking for immune support or in helping to manage an active illness. It provides immune support and can help soothe and heal inflamed tissue, such as a sore throat.

So, why is honey good for you? It is because of the diverse range of vitamins and minerals that help with wound healing and boosting your immune support.

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Alyce Beaton

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