So what is all the hubaloo about raw honey in Tulsa? Can I just buy honey off the grocery store shelf?
There are tons of health benefits from RAW UNFILTERED LOCAL TULSA HONEY, such as:
• Potentially treating coughs: The World Health Organization (WHO I wonder if this is where Dr Who name came from!!) emphasizes that raw honey can act as a demulcent, or a substance that helps relieve irritation in the mouth or throat by forming a protective film.
It has been reported that raw honey works just as well as dextromethorphan (which is the pharmaceutical ingredient in most cough medicines) in soothing cough caused by upper respiratory tract infections, usually among children.
• Helping with wound treatment: Raw honey has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.
Research has revealed that unprocessed honey helped with both wound and ulcer healing. One study highlighted that 58 out of 59 wounds improved following a topical application of honey.
• Delivering an energy boost: You can use raw honey to help provide a quick pre- or post-workout energy boost.
Raw honey can be beneficial for athletes searching for a “time-released fuel” to deliver energy over a longer period of time. Mixing honey with water works for long distance runners and cyclists and they report energy boost.
• Assisting with free radical elimination: Antioxidants present in honey, help protect the body ward off free radical-initiated cell damage.
• Helping decrease allergy symptoms: More often than not, locally produced honey may contain pollen spores picked up by bees from local plants.
Consuming locally produced raw honey is highly ideal because it can allow the honey to boost the body’s health and resistance against certain allergens.
• Serving as a remedy against herpes wounds: Good-quality raw honey can offer benefits against herpes sores by drawing fluid away from the wound.
Raw honey’s high sugar content can suppress microorganism growth too.
Worker bees secrete an enzyme called glucose oxidase into the nectar. When the honey comes into contact with the wound, the enzyme then releases low levels of hydrogen peroxide.
A study involving 16 adult subjects with a history of recurrent labial and genital herpes sought to discover the effectiveness of using raw honey as treatment, compared to an antiviral drug called Acyclovir cream. Raw honey was able to yield better mean healing times for labial herpes at 43 percent, and for genital herpes at 59 percent, compared to acyclovir. Patients also reported significant reduction of pain and crusting, and two cases of labial herpes and a case of genital herpes were remitted completely after using raw honey.
A staple in some beauty products, raw honey can also provide these cosmetic benefits: