Sunday, July 19, 2020

A Honey of a Wound Treatment - Full Article

Dr. David Ramey
July 13, 2020

There’s something really sweet that you might want to consider putting on your horse’s wound. Literally: sweet. You may have some in your kitchen—honey.

Honey is being investigated for its medicinal uses. It’s been used for a long time. There are reports of honey being used as medicine in ancient China. The Egyptians used it. Africans folk healers from Mali to Ghana used it (and still do). In fact, honey has drawn so much curiosity for its medicinal properties that there’s an entire honey research unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

I’m usually not very impressed by the, “This has been around for thousands of years,” line of reasoning when it comes to therapies. (I’m particularly unimpressed when it’s stated when it’s not true, such as with modern acupuncture, but that’s another story).

But here’s something really cool. When archaeologists were digging up ancient tombs in Egypt, you’ll never guess what they found (besides dust and statues and such). Honey. In sealed pots.Honey that was thousands of years old. Incredibly, the honey was completely preserved and unspoiled, even after all that time...

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