Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

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Laïd Boukraâ
CRC Press, Oct 29, 2013 - Medical - 470 pages
The use of honey can be traced back to the Stone Age. Evidence can be found for its nutritional and medicinal use beginning with prehistoric and ancient civilizations. Currently, there is a resurgence of scientific interest in natural medicinal products, such as honey, by researchers, the medical community, and even the general public. Honey in Tra
 

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Contents

Honey An Ethnomedicine
1
Honey in Ayurvedic Medicine
13
Biochemistry and Physicochemical Properties of Honey
21
Healing Properties of Honey
37
Importance of Botanical Origin of Honeys
59
Leptospermum Manuka Honey Accepted Natural Medicine
113
Honey in Burn and Wound Management
125
Honey for Gastrointestinal Disorders
159
Honey and Cancer A Sustainable Parallel Relationship Particularly for Developing Nations
241
Honey and Bee Products for Animal Health and Wellness
263
HoneyBased Formulations and Drug Purposes
279
Modern Methods of Analysis Applied to Honey
333
Mad Honey The Reality
359
Honey as a Nutrient
381
Honey in the Food Industry
409
Culinary Uses of Honey
435

Honey for Cardiovascular Diseases
187
Honey for Diabetic Ulcers
217
Honey in Pediatrics
231
Back Cover
445
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Laid Boukraa, DVM, MSc, PhD, associate professor, is a veterinary surgeon who did his postgraduate studies in microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Montreal University in Quebec, Canada. He obtained a postdoctoral position at the Department of Pharmacology at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Besides teaching, he also chairs the Laboratory of Research on Local Animal Products at Ibn-Khaldoun University of Tiaret, Algeria. He is leading a national research project on the use of medicinal plants and api-products in dairy herds. He is also a researcher at Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi Chair for Diabetic Foot Research at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has published many papers and book chapters related to the bioactive properties of api-products and attended many international conferences.

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