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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 94) Last page : ( 98)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00024.X

Honey in the management of childhood illnesses

Dr. Bright R.1,*, Bel G. L. Abisha2,**

1Department of Microbiology, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, Tamilnadu, India

2Department of Paediatrics, P.S. College of Nursing, Thalakkulam, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bright@shctpt.edu


Online published on 27 April, 2021.


Honey is a supersaturated solution of sugar made by bees from the nectar, a sweet secretion come out of flowers. It was the first sweetener of uncivilized human and becomes one of the prime therapeutic agents of civilized man. No one will object to relish its sweetness even children too. Apart from its nutritional content, honey valued for its medicinal properties. There are many varieties of honey and all honeys capable of kill pathogens and help in maintaining balanced health. The medicinal property of any honey is because of its acidity, high sugar content and other antibacterial compounds present in it. This article analyses various aspects of honey in maintenance and restoration of health in children.



Honey, Nutritional value, Medicinal properties, Antimicrobial properties, Childhood illness.


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