The healing benefits of honey have been revered for thousands and thousands of years. It was used as one of, if not THE most important natural antimicrobial medicines. Its history as a natural medicine is long and vast. The people of biblical times were said to have loved it, and we know that the ancient Egyptians certainly did. In fact, archaeologists have found honey that was actually unspoiled in pots found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers! How fascinating is that?
Honey has been documented in the Vedic tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back thousands of years and also in Greek mythology. Hippocrates certainly used it to treat his patients when he remarkably said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” and ancient cultures the world over have taken it for a number of reasons for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Of course today, not all honey is created equal, and it’s difficult to know what to purchase when there are so many varieties and options from which to choose. In this book we will explore the ins and outs of the cream of the crop – New Zealand’s precious manuka honey.