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Following a recent /. story, I ended up finding a detailed page on the matter here:
http://www.worldwidewounds.com/2001/november/Molan/honey-as-topical-agent.html

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I think you might find the Ancient Egyptians et al were well aware of that fact (well the benefits of honey for dressing wounds anyway...)

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quote:
I think you might find the Ancient Egyptians et al were well aware of that fact
and they used to turn up naked, with beer [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Wouldn't that be naked with mead?
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quote:
Wouldn't that be naked with mead?

Sounds like a plan...

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I don't know.... something like that could get you into a very sticky situation! [Eek!]

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that was rather the idea [Eek!]

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Beats bathing in crocodile blood

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Beats bathing in crocodile blood

I don't know...
Couldn't honey be essentially defined as a concentrated combination of fluid from plant genitalia and insect saliva? [Razz]

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Probably. Isn't that why eating honey is sometimes considered not Kosher?

EDIT: Answer is here.

Point of Order: Asked and Answered.

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[thumbsup] Wow, there was something to my grandmother putting honey on my cuts when I was a kid.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Probably. Isn't that why eating honey is sometimes considered not Kosher?

EDIT: Answer is here.

Point of Order: Asked and Answered.

My Wife refers to honey as "bee puke"
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Wow. I always thought that honey was LOADED with bacteria, because of how people say that you shouldn't feed it to infants since they're ammune system isn't strong enough.
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It does have some kind of bacteria in it. Find out more from the Mayo Clinic.

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If honey was full of bacteria it wouldn't keep and certainly not 2000+ years in sealed jars in Egyptian tombs.

To make jam and other preserves you have to effectively pastuerise them to kill bacteria or they go off...

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Honey, especially raw honey, has clostridium spores in it. As we grow up, our immune systems learn to deal, but feeding a baby raw honey will give the baby botulism.

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what is thaat desease you said it could give babys?

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Google it.

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He said it could cause Botulism.


(sorry, just had to say it out loud)

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Newsflash to CR...

I'm the one who said honey can cause infant botulism, and I'm a girl dammit.

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that is definently a srange avatar in the post above mine what is it a mouse on drugs?
(no offence ment if you are offeneded just tell me)

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That would be a lab rat. [Wink]

And you might want to spell check your sig. "perceive"

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Please! Do Not Feed the Troll!!!

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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It's a lab rat standing in a very un-ladylike pose.

[Big Grin]

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witch troll dont you want us to feed?
[evil]

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