HONEY: A MIRACULOUS DRUG

Munazza Aslam1*, Urooj Aslam2 and Hafiza Dur-e-Najaf 3

1Department of Pathology, 2National Institute of Food Science and Technology, 3Department of Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: 2016ag7157@uaf.edu.pk

To Cite this Article :

Aslam M, Aslam U and Dur-e-Najaf H, 2022. Honey: A miraculous drug. Agrobiological Records 10: 59-73. https://doi.org/10.47278/journal.abr/2022.027

Abstract

Honey has been used as food and traditional medicine for centuries. It contains different bioactive molecules that make honey a wonder of nature. These molecules are responsible for the pharmacological activities of honey. We have reviewed the evidence of honey’s medicinal properties. Antibiotics along with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and the factors playing role in these roles are elaborated. The antiviral effect of honey is attributed to two different pathways that eventually lead to curing the viral infection. Honey is also associated to cure fungal and allergic diseases that was difficult to cure via use of allopathic medicine due to development of resistance and cytotoxic side effects of such drugs. This review also presents comprehensive data on the honey being an antidiabetic, anti-cancer and immunity boosting agent and its main suggested mechanisms. All these therapeutic characteristics of honey are being explored by scientists and are comprehensively reviewed.


Article Overview

  • Volume : 10 (Oct-Dec 2022)
  • Pages : 59-73