Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Sweet Cold Remedy; Honey - the Great Healer

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

A Sweet Cold Remedy; Honey - the Great Healer

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Byline: FELICITY CALDWELL felicity.caldwell@qt.com.au

NOELA Geeves has the secret to fighting off the sniffles as the weather cools - a spoonful of a magic ingredient with breakfast each morning.

The secretary of the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Association has not been sick for years and swears honey is the reason why.

President George Pallot said the medical profession was finally acknowledging the benefit of the natural remedy.

"Honey has been in folklore as a cold remedy for hundreds of years, there must be some truth in it," Mr Pallot said.

An Iranian study has found what Ipswich beekeepers have known for years - that daily doses of honey can help reduce the length of the common cold by up to two days.

In the trial, believed to be the first of its kind, 60 men and women were recruited within 24 hours of catching a cold and those given four tablespoons of honey a day had shorter and less severe illnesses.

It is believed this is due to compounds in the honey such as phenolic acid and flavonoids. …

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