I would like to have had a better post to make for NOMday, but I’ve been on the couch with a touch of cold all day (really, since Friday, but I did have class on Saturday…), nursing my sore throat and aching body with what else? Tea with honey! Jasmine tea with honey, black tea with honey, chamomile tea with honey, any kind of tea with honey! I will take it! It’s a great little product, honey, so I thought I’d make a little post about that.
We know of course that it’s delicious and has been in use for thousands of years of human history. In addition to that, many people with allergies will go out of their way for local raw honeys that can help them create better immunities to the local allergens. Since honey has antiseptic properties, it’s now being looked at as useful for treating MRSA! Wikipedia says:
“Wound gels that contain antibacterial raw honey and have regulatory approval for wound care are now available to help conventional medicine in the battle against drug resistant strains of bacteria MRSA. As an antimicrobial agent honey may have the potential for treating a variety of ailments. Antibacterial properties of honey are the result of the low water activity causing osmosis, hydrogen peroxide effect, high acidity, and the antibacterial activity of methylglyoxal.”
Wow! That’s pretty amazing stuff! What do you love about honey?