Gastric Illnesses and Honey

M. A. Abdulrhman, M. A. Mekawy, M. M. Awadalla and A. H. Mohamed. Bee honey added to the oral rehydration solution in treatment of gastroenteritis in infants and children. J Med Food 13(3)605-9.

Honey is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action.  Because gastroenteritis is an acute inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract this study looked at honey's effectiveness in the treatment of this condition.  It was found to speed up recovery time from this illness.

 

F. Hashem-Dabaghian, S. Agah, M. Taghavi-Shirazi and A. Ghobadi. Combination of Nigella sativa and Honey in Eradication of Gastric Helicobacter pylori Infection. Iran Red Crescent Med J 18(11)e23771. PMC5292131

Gastric Helicobacter pylori is extremely common worldwide.  It is a bacteria known to cause gastric ulcers and cancer in some people.  This study has shown that a daily consumption of honey and black cumin seeds kills the bacteria as well as serving as a anti-dyspeptic agent.