START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Honey: Sweet Treat or Cure All? (video)

I used to be a bee keeper, and suffered the occasional sting. As a true locavore, honey was my main sweetener. Honey is a healthy sweetener for sure, but does it also belong in a medicine cabinet?

That’s the subject of this interesting, beautifully produced NPR video.

Yes, honey is a good treatment for allergies, but only if the bees have been sipping nectar from the plants that you are allergic to. And yes, itís a good treatment for minor wounds but only if you put it on the wound, not in your mouth.

Watch the video and you’ll see why, and learn lots more including how to make yummy blueberry muffins.

Photo credit: vibrant spirit

Read more: Allergies, Eating for Health, Food, Health, Natural Remedies, Nature, Videos, Videos, , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
10:47AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012


10:28AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012


12:19AM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

I think it's a little of both. Treat and cure all. Honey is very useful.

8:18AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011


9:04AM PDT on May 18, 2011

Thanks, not really a fan.

1:37PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011


12:48PM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

also ,bees produce PROPOLIS, TO STERLIZE THE HIVE.
it's benefits are endless. starting from you mouth to your
cancer prevention and cure. i've heard a lot of testimonials
about propolis.

10:52AM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

Honey is pretty much the best thing ever.

5:01PM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Mmmmm...I just love honey, and it's in my everyday menu.
I believe that it's very healthy and I feel better when I have it on everyday basis ( in tea, sweets or just take a spoon before bed ).

6:08AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Honey is so good for a sore throat!:) Mmmmm yummy honey! It has been in my medicine cabinet for years!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

There is some good advice here, but some correct comments as well... stars given to the ones I like.

Thank you for sharing!

it is amazing what a bit of respect does for any environment....


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!