Honey: food or medicine?

Saba ZH, and Suzana M, and Yasmin Anum MY, (2013) Honey: food or medicine? Medicine & Health, 8 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1823-2140


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Honey is a natural substance produced by honeybees, Apis mellifera, from the nectar of blossomed flowers or exudates of trees and plants producing nectar honeys or honeydews, respectively. It is a supersaturated solution of sugars, enriched with proteins, minerals, vitamins, organic acids and polyphenols. Honey possesses numerous nutritional, healing and prophylactic properties attributed by the rich components found in honey. Some of the health beneficial properties include wound healing, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. This review relates the nutritional composition, antioxidant and therapeutical effects of honey with emphasis on Malaysian honeys.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:honey; natural product; health beneficial properties; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:7035
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:03 Apr 2014 06:14
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:42

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