Why honey is effective as a medicine. 2. The scientific explanation of its effects
Molan, P. (2001). Why honey is effective as a medicine. 2. The scientific explanation of its effects. Bee World, 82(1), 22-40.
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The effectiveness of honey as a therapeutic agent has been unequivocally demonstrated in the literature reviewed in Part 1 of this article published in 1999, but the biochemical explanation of these effects is more hypothetical. However, a rational explanation can be seen when one looks at the scientific literature outside that on honey. Some of the components of honey are substances known to have physiological actions that would explain many of its therapeutic effects. In addition, research on honey has shown directly that it has physiological actions that would give therapeutic effects.
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