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Why honey is effective as a medicine . 1 Its use in modern medicine

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  title={Why honey is effective as a medicine . 1 Its use in modern medicine},
  author={P E T E R C M O L A N}
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Honey has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and its curative properties are well documented. However, modern medicine turned its back on honey and it is only now, with the advent of multi-resistant bacteria, that the antibiotic properties of honey are being rediscovered. 
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