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Honey: antimicrobial and antibacterial nectar of the gods

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Honey: antimicrobial and antibacterial nectar of the gods

Edward White
8 September 2019

Honey has been used in wound care for at least 3,600 years. Surprising? The Greek myths speak gushingly of the existence of a nectar of the gods, and it’s no great leap of the mind to assume that honey was a prime candidate for such adulation. Furthermore, we know that ancient civilisations treated wounds with wine (which, like honey, they also consumed and held in high esteem).

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