- What other names is Honey known by?
- What is Honey?
- How does Honey work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Honey.
Possibly Effective for...
- Burns. Applying honey to the skin seems to help improve healing.
- Cough. Taking a small amount of honey at bedtime appears to reduce the number of coughing spells.
- Wound healing. Applying honey preparations directly to wounds or using dressings containing honey seems to improve healing.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Sunburn, foot ulcers caused by diabetes, asthma, allergies, breaking up thick mucus secretions, diarrhea, digestive tract ulcers, and cataracts.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
Next: How does Honey work?
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.