With its preeminent properties, honey has many uses in food and production. In foods, honey is used as a natural sweetener. In manufacturing, honey is used as a flavoring and as a moisturizer in soaps and cosmetics. Some common uses of honey include:
Cough Treatment: Eucalyptus and labiatae honey may act as a reliable cough reliever for some people with acute upper respiratory tract infection and night cough. Drinking a small amount of honey at bedtime has the effect of reducing the number of coughs in children 2 years of age and older. Additionally, drinking water containing a small amount of honey reduces the frequency of coughing in adults who have a cough that lasts long after they are sick.
Diabetic foot ulcers: Most studies show that applying honey-containing dressings to diabetic foot ulcers seems to reduce healing time and prevent the need for antibiotics. But not all studies agree.
Reduce dry eyes: Use honey eye drops or a special eye gel (Optimel Manuka plus eye drops or Optimel antibacterial eye gel) to help make the eyes less dry. These products can be used in conjunction with regular dry eye treatments such as lube oil drops and warm towels on the eyes.
Mouth ulcers caused by radiation or chemotherapy (mucositis): For patients requiring radiation therapy, mouth ulcers are one of the common symptoms. Drinking honey before and after radiation therapy sessions helps to reduce the risk of developing mouth ulcers. In addition, applying honey to mouth sores or drinking honey can also help with chemotherapy-induced mouth sores.
Wound healing: Using honey products directly on the wound or using a bandage containing honey helps to improve the wound significantly such as: postoperative wound, chronic leg ulcers, abscesses, burns , scratches, where to get the skin to graft. Honey also works to reduce odors and pus, help clean wounds, reduce infections, reduce pain and reduce wound healing time. Honey is generally safe in adults and children older than 1 year. It can be helpful in treating burns, coughs, and possibly other conditions.
Cardiovascular disease: The antioxidants in honey work to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Nervous disease improvement: Studies show that honey may provide antidepressant, anticonvulsant and anti-anxiety benefits. At the same time, honey also helps prevent memory disorders.
Honey has antibacterial effects: In the laboratory, honey has been shown to interfere with the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The darker the honey, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant capabilities.