Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Recent advances of honey in modern medicines: A review
Simranjeet Kaur, Anis Mirza and Jatinder Singh
Honey is used frequently due to its nourishing and healing values. China, Turkey, Argentina, Ukraine, and United States are the main honey producing countries. The most imperative component of honey is carbohydrates. It is present in the form of monosaccharide, fructose and glucose. It plays a vital role as an antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. This amazing rich golden fluid is much better alternative to sugar. It is an instantaneous energy booster and is used in skin care, hair care and various health linked aspects. The role of honey has been accredited in literature and there is considerable evidence in support of its antioxidant and antiseptic nature, cough avoidance, fertility and wound healing characteristics. However, its use has been controversially deliberated and has not been sound acknowledged in the modern medicine. So the present review is to explore and highlight the role of honey in modern medicine.
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Simranjeet Kaur, Anis Mirza and Jatinder Singh. Recent advances of honey in modern medicines: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(4):2063-2067.