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Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine (gnv64)

Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

The use of honey can be traced back to the Stone Age Evidence can be found for its nutritional and medicinal use beginning with prehistoric and ancient civilizations Currently, there is a resurgence of scientific interest in natural medicinal products, such as honey, by researchers, the medical community, and even the general public Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine provides a detailed compendium on the medical uses of honey, presenting its enormous potential and its limitations
The book covers honey’s ethnomedicinal uses, chemical composition, and physical properties It discusses the healing properties of honey, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties It also examines the botanical origin of honey, a critical factor in relation to its medicinal use, along with the complex subject of the varying composition of honey Honey’s antibacterial qualities and other attributes are described in a chapter dedicated to Leptospermum, or Manuka honey, a unique honey with potential for novel therapeutic applications
Chapters explore a variety of medicinal uses for honey, including its healing properties and use in burn and wound management They review honey’s beneficial effects on medical conditions, such as gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, diabetic ulcers, and cancers as well as in pediatrics and animal health and wellness The book also examines honey-based formulations, modern methods for chemical analysis of honey, and the history and reality of “mad honey ” The final chapters cover honey in the food industry, as a nutrient, and for culinary use

About the Author
Laïd Boukraâ, DVM, MSc, PhD, associate professor, is a veterinary surgeon who did his postgraduate studies in microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Montreal University in Quebec, Canada He obtained a postdoctoral position at the Department of Pharmacology at Universiti Sains Malaysia Besides teaching, he also chairs the Laboratory of Research on Local Animal Products at Ibn-Khaldoun University of Tiaret, Algeria He is leading a national research project on the use of medicinal plants and api-products in dairy herds He is also a researcher at Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi Chair for Diabetic Foot Research at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia He has published many papers and book chapters related to the bioactive properties of api-products and attended many international conferences

Chapter 1 Honey: An Ethnomedicine 1
Chapter 2 Honey in Ayurvedic Medicine 13
Chapter 3 Biochemistry and Physicochemical Properties of Honey 21
Chapter 4 Healing Properties of Honey 37
Chapter 5 Importance of Botanical Origin of Honeys 59
Chapter 6 Leptospermum (Manuka) Honey: Accepted Natural Medicine 113
Chapter 7 Honey in Burn and Wound Management 125
Chapter 8 Honey for Gastrointestinal Disorders 159
Chapter 9 Honey for Cardiovascular Diseases 187
Chapter 10 Honey for Diabetic Ulcers 217
Chapter 11 Honey in Pediatrics 231
Chapter 12 Honey and Cancer: A Sustainable Parallel Relationship Particularly for Developing Nations 241
Chapter 13 Honey and Bee Products for Animal Health and Wellness 263
Chapter 14 Honey-Based Formulations and Drug Purposes 279
Chapter 15 Modern Methods of Analysis Applied to Honey 333
Chapter 16 Mad Honey: The Reality 359
Chapter 17 Honey as a Nutrient 381
Chapter 18 Honey in the Food Industry 409
Chapter 19 Culinary Uses of Honey 43

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