In this 5 part series we are highlighting some of the the most powerful foods that are really powerful medicines. Yes, I said medicines. Since time immemorial we have been using these 5 medicinal plants to both nourish and prevent/treat diseases.

The amazing part is you won’t need to travel to health food stores to get them; some are even in our own backyards.

MP900316870Our second super plant is HONEY. Bees produce a wide range of substances beyond just the honey that have therapeutic properties; propolis, bee venom, royal jelly, beeswax, bee pollen, etc.

Taking honey with aspirin can prevent aspirin induced lesions and bleeding as the honey costs the delicate linings of the stomach.

Infections caused by bacterial pathogens are sensitive to the antibacterial activities of honey. Some of these are; Conjunctivitis, Dental Plaque, Dermatitis, Diabetic Ulcer, Herpes-related ulcers and MRSA. Honey from from different regions have different properties such as Manuka honey has very positive effects on MRSA.

We all know that reducing processed sugars such as white granulated sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners have negative effects on our bodies ability to heal itself. Honey is sugar processed by nature but it’s still sugar so moderation is key!