Honey touted for its healing powers

Posted at: 05/27/2013 7:38 AM
By: Barbara Morse-Silva, WJAR

In ancient times, bee keeping was widely practiced and the honey bee itself was considered sacred in some circles.

And there appears to be a resurgence of the utilization of the healing properties in this sweet nectar.

"Honey has been used for thousands of years to heal. It has a property of preserving things. It preserves itself because it's the bees' bank account. It's their energy," said Dr. Allen Dennison of the Medical Associates of Rhode Island.

Dennison, an internist and assistant bee keeper, said he's been a bee-believer for more than 30 years. And he's passing along his extensive knowledge to other health care professionals.

For allergies, Dennison advises his patients to take a teaspoon of raw honey from a local supplier, put it underneath their tongue before breakfast every morning and let it melt for a few minutes.

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