Queen Honey

For nearly eight thousand years, human beings have been working to harvest honey, scavenging it from beehives across the world. We have used it for a wide variety of purposes, not simply eating it for its distinctive sweet taste. In ancient Egypt, it was often used as part of the process of embalming dead bodies of the citizens. Honey plays a significant role in India and has for most of recorded history. In Hinduism, honey is considered to be one of the five elixirs of life used during several different rituals of the faith. The sweet substance also plays a significant role in the history of Judaism, a symbol of the new year used in several different traditional dishes and mentioned frequently in the Torah. Islam has traditionally regarded honey as a medicinal substance used for treating several different afflictions and injuries. It was common in many other ancient civilizations as well to use honey not just as a delicious ingredient in food, but also for healing wounds and illnesses. While there has never been conclusive research done on the efficacy of its use as medicine, it remains an important part of folk medicine tradition to use honey for the treatment of burns and other skin conditions. It is likely that this has proven effective over the years because of honey’s odd properties. Most microorganisms do not grow inside of honey, which helps keep wounds clean and uninfected. As a result of this property, honey does not ever spoil or …