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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-3  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Biological and Therapeutic Effects of Honey: An Overview
Prem Jose Vazhacharickal1*, K. S. Jagadish2 and G. Eswarappa2
1Department of Biotechnology, Mar Augusthinose College, Ramapuram, Kerala-686576, India
2Department of Apiculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka-560065, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Honey is a very sweet, viscous syrup produced by the honey bees as well as stingless bees which is probably the first natural sweetener ever discovered, widely used as a nutritious food supplement and medicinal agent. The physical, chemical and nutritive properties of honey fluctuate based on the floral preferences, floral sources, climatic conditions and geographic features. The potential health benefits of honey, such as microbial inhibition, wound healing, and its effects on other diseases, are described Honey exhibits antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antihyperlipidemic, and cardioprotective properties. Due to these properties, it is used in the treatment of eye disorders, gastrointestinal tract diseases, neurological disorders, fertility disorders and wound healing activity. This review paper mainly focus on the biological and therapeutic effects of honey.

Keywords: Antibacterial activity; Food supplement; Honey bees; antihyperlipidemic; Wound healing.
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How to cite this article:

Prem Jose Vazhacharickal, K. S. Jagadish and Eswarappa, G. 2021. Biological and Therapeutic Effects of Honey: An Overview.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(3): 23-30
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.903.003