By Dr. Gayle Eversole, PhD 

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.

from: http://www.leaflady.org/bee_benefits.htm

http://www.leaflady.org/honey.htm and there are two  links to more information on the same page.

Nature does Cure!

Gayle
leaflady@leaflady.org