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Is honey a medicinal remedy?

Not only is unfiltered raw honey delicious, but the natural sweetener also has many health benefits. There is also evidence showing how the antiviral and antibacterial properties of natural honey may be used as a medicinal remedy.

Read on to find some surprising benefits to eating high-quality raw honey and how it may help ease medical ailments.

Honey for the immune system

It has been shown that raw honey contains prebiotic properties, as discovered in the Integrative Medicine Insights journal. The review looked at the use of honey in complementary medicine and honey’s antiviral activity, with promising results.

Prebiotics boost the immune system by helping ferment healthy bacteria in the gut, which helps build a stronger immune system as well as enhancing mental wellbeing. All the more reason to enjoy good quality natural honey every day!

Honey for allergies and hayfever

A 2011 study from the International Archives of Allergy and Immunology discovered that people who ate honey with birch pollen during the hayfever season displayed a 60% decrease in symptoms, with double the amount of symptom-free days compared with taking pharmaceutical hayfever medicine.

Next time you’re feeling the itch, add some forest and wildflower honey (or good quality organic raw honey) to your breakfast porridge, pancakes or smoothie for some drug-free relief.

Honey for soothing sore throats

Two studies conducted in 2007 and 2016 have shown how good quality honey may provide symptomatic relief for coughs and sore throats in both children and adults.

To soothe a sore throat, try adding a spoonful of unfiltered raw honey to hot water with a squeeze of lemon to help relieve symptoms.

Papy’s organic raw honey for health

When choosing which honey to buy for your health, the quality and nutritional value of the organic ingredient really does matter. Papy’s Honey does not undergo any manufacturing processes which may give its product nasties or toxic substances, as found in many commercial kinds of honey. Consumers can have confidence that the natural honey bought from Papy’s is always organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized. Just as nature intended!

The nutritional benefits of Papy’s unfiltered raw honey may help your overall health by easing allergy symptoms, sore throats and boost the immune system, in an all-natural and drug-free way!