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Honey

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What other names is Honey known by?

Apis mellifera, Buckwheat Honey, Chestnut Honey, Clarified Honey, Honig, Jellybush Honey, Madhu, Manuka Honey, Mel, Miel, Miel Blanc, Miel Clarifié, Miel de Châtaignier, Miel de Manuka, Miel de Sarrasin, Miel Filtré, Purified Honey, Strained Honey.

What is Honey?

Honey is a substance produced by bees from the nectar of plants. The honey is used as a medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Burns. Applying honey to the skin seems to help improve healing.
  • Cough. Taking a small amount of honey at bedtime appears to reduce the number of coughing spells.
  • Wound healing. Applying honey preparations directly to wounds or using dressings containing honey seems to improve healing.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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