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Honey in Medicine : A Review

  title={Honey in Medicine : A Review},
  author={Stefan Bogdanov},
Preparation of honey medicine from Materia Medica, Dioscorides, Arab translation 1224 The ancient Greeks considered honey as medicine and believed that if bee honey is taken regularly human life could be prolon ged. Early thinkers such as Homer, Pythagoras, Ovid, Democritus, Hippoc rates and Aristotle mentioned that people should eat honey to preserve their health and vigour. Dioscorides, in the first century AD (see picture to the left) used honey for treating wounds 85 
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