This is (almost) 2008. The Medical Mafia and Big Pharma have now - at least in my experience - since the 1960s overloaded the population with drugs, drugs and more drugs, causing more and more problems with people's health.
Wound care has been a problem all this time, and probably longer, as has over use of anti-biotics.
Now honey seems to be the panacea for everything and of course no one knew of this until the dangerous duo mentioned above comes out with praise for the use of this natural substance.
Since I have personally used honey for many health concerns including wound care I am not surprised. I have seen and know of its benefits.
The NZ and AU Manuka honey is very dark. In natural healing it was always recommended that dark honey - buckwheat - be used for health. The dark honey contains much more vitamin C but in general honey caontains all of these health promoting benefits
The potential health benefits of bee products include:
· Energy and stamina*
· Benefits to skin/hair/nails*
· May promotes sexual energy and vitality*
· Stimulates the immune system to fight viral and bacterial infection*
· Regulates and balances hormones*
· May work to lower blood lipids and cholesterol*
· Helps to regenerate bone, tissue and muscle growth*
· Supports wound healing, taken as a tonic following some surgery procedures*
· Provides extra physiological support during pregnancy and menopause*
· May helps arthritis pain*
· Improved memory and mental function*
· Reduced stress - anti-depressive, anti-anxiety*
· Contains pollen which can help to suppress cravings and regulate weight*
· Helps to promote longevity*
· Reduces flu and cold symptoms*
· Alleviates respiratory infections*
Vitamins - Provitamin A (carotenoids), Vitamin B-1 (thiamine), Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B-3 (niacin), Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B-7, Vitamin B-8, Vitamin B-9, Vitamin B-12 (cyanoco balamin), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin H (biotin), Vitamin K, Choline, Inositol, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Rutin, Vitamin P (nicotinicamide) .
Minerals - Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Silicoa, Sulphur, Sodium, Titanium, Zinc, Iodine, Chlorine, Boron, Molybdenum.
Enzymes & Coenzymes - Diastase, Phosphatase, Amylase, Catalase, Saccharase, Diaphorase, Pectase, Cozymase, Cytochrome systems, Lactic dehydrogenase, Succinic dehydrogenase.
Fats & Oils - Fatty Acid, Hexadecanol, Alpha-amino butyric acid.
Fatty Acids - Caproic (C-6), Caprylic (C-8), Capric (C-10), Lauric (C-12), Myristic (C-14), Palmitic (C-16), Palmitoleic (C-15), Uncowa, Stearic (C-18), Oleic (C-18), Linoleic (C-18), Aracidic (C-20), Benemic (C-22), Limolenic (C-18), Eicosanoic (C-20), Brucic (C-22).
Proteins, Globulins, Peptones & Amino Acids - Tryptophan, Leucine, Lysine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Cystine, Thresonine, Arginine, Phenylalanine, Histidine, Valine, Glutamic acid, Tyrosine, Glycine, Serine, Proline, Alanine, Aspartic acid, Hydroxyproline, Butyric acid.
Carbohydrates - Gums, Pentosans, Cellulose, Sooronine, Starch, Sucrose, Levulose, Fructose, Grape sugar, Reducing Sugars.
Micro-Nutrients - Nucleosides, Auxins, Brassins, Gibberellins, Kinins, Vernine, Guanine, Xanthine, Hypoxalthine, Crocetin, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Hexodecanol, Alpha-Amino-Butyric Acid, Monoglycerides, Deglycerides, Triglycerides.
Miscellaneous - Waxes, Resins, Growth Factors, Vernine , Guanine, Xanthine, Hypoxanthine, Nuclein, Amines, Lecithin, Glucoside of Isorhanetin, Glycosides of Quercetin, Selenium, Nucleic Acids, Flavonoids, Phenolic Acids, Tarpenes and many other as yet unidentified nutrients.
http://www.leaflady.org/honey.htm and there are two links to more information on the same page.
Nature does Cure!