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why honey is good for you

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By Evelyn Lirri

Posted  Monday, December 30  2013 at  02:00

Honey is one of the world’s oldest known medicines. In fact in ancient Egypt, it was the most used form of medicine to treat various ailments. Its strong anti-bacterial and healing properties make it a great natural remedy for many common health problems such as sore throat and cough.

•It is said that honey helps to soothe sore throats and kill the bacteria that causes the infection. The bacterial properties in it also provide temporary pain relief.

Honey also relieves mild cough and is a great immune-system booster as it can help ward off common colds.

•Healing wounds: Honey is an excellent first aid remedy as it is a natural antiseptic. It inhibits the growth of bacteria and therefore helps keep wounds clean and free from infection. When used with other ingredients, honey can be used to moisturise and nourish the skin.