TITLE

Honey in Chinese Culture

AUTHOR(S)
Siu-Wan Ip
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background : Honey has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine to treat many diseases for more than two thousands years. In Traditional Chinese Medication, honey is a combination used with bee venom, propolis, royal jelly, pollen and other herbal medications in medical treatment. In addition, the following diseases are good indications for using honey. I) Infectious Diseases: Bacterial Infections: A. Infections caused by gram-positive bacteria, e.g. Streptococcal infections-Pharyngitis, Enterococcal infections, Pneumococcal infections; Staphyloccus Aureus infections, B. Infections caused by gram-negative bacteria, e.g. Meningococcal infections- Meningococcal meningitis., Salmonellae infections-Typhoid fever, Salmonella Gastro-enteritis., Shigella infections-Shigella dysentery. II) Gastrointestinal Diseases: A. Gastritis, B. Peptic ulcer Disease, C. Celiac Disease, D. Antibiotic-Associated Colitis. E. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. III) Allergic and Immunologic Disorders: A. Allergic Rhinitis B. Rheumatoid arthritis, C. Systemic Lupus Erythematous(SLE), D. Ankylosing spondylitis, E. Multiple Sclerosis. IV) Traumatic wounds: traumatic and surgical wounds managements. CONCLUSIONS. Honey is widely used in traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a lot of infections diseases, autoimmune disorders and traumatic wounds. In addition, we believe honey will pay a more important role in the integrated medical treatment of many internal and surgical diseases in future.
ACCESSION #
27346869

 

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