Accession Number: pdtdbp00016

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Honey
Alternative Names : Miel, Madhu, தேன்
Scientific Name : Honey
Medicinal Parts : Honey
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (8/19) :
Benzoic acid, Caffeic acid, Calcium, Carbohydrates, Flavanoids, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Water, Zinc
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00113, pdtdbl00070, pdtdbl00009, pdtdbl00010, pdtdbl00011, pdtdbl00012, pdtdbl00013, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :
  1. Honey is a substance produced by bees from the nectar of plants. It is used as a medicine.
  2. In myths and folk medicine, honey has been used both orally and topically to treat various ailments including gastric disturbances, ulcers, skin wounds, and skin burns by ancient Greeks, Egyptians and in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.
  3. Not all honeys have significant antibacterial properties; however, research has identified the New Zealand Leptospermum (Manuka honey) and Australian jellybush honey as having potent activity.
  4. The honey to be used as a topical wound-healing agent or dermatological treatment should ideally be sterile and tested for clinical activity.
Plant Keywords : Honey, Miel, Madhu, தேன்
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