Honey as Medicine: ---but---?

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Honey as Medicine

By Mindy03
November 28, 2011

Everyone is familiar with honey's value in easing the effects of a cold. It is added to hot tea or warm water with lemon to help soothe sore throats and to calm coughs. It has also been used to treat minor wounds and burns.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 13, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Honey is not recommended for infants because of bad microbes?
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Apr 13, 2014 7:01 PM CST
It's not recommended because their immune systems are not fully developed before they are a year old.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 13, 2014 10:07 PM CST
Aah----thanks.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Apr 14, 2014 6:26 AM CST
I should add that raw honey contains a form of botulism that adults can handle fine but infants immune system may not be able to.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 14, 2014 8:09 AM CST
Thanks, now I understand.

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