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Is honey toxic when heated up in tea?

Let me start off with my conclusion as a chemist... I absolutely don't believe that heating honey in hot water would make the liquid indigestible or toxic. The claim The webpages cited by the OP,...
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Can honey help heal wounds?

In short, yes. Picking one of the first recent publications to come up in my search for "honey wound healing", I give you Honey and Wound Healing: An Update (DOI 10.1007/s40257-016-0247-8), which "...
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Does honey contain traces of alcohol?

The article author of the article that you linked to wrote an earlier article in 1994 where he measured the ethanol content of unspoiled honey. This article of Journal of Agricultural Food Chem from ...
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Does Honey Promote Tooth Decay or Prevent It?

It's important to begin by discussing the mechanism that drives tooth decay: Chapter 99 – Microbiology of Dental Decay and Periodontal Disease. Loesche. Medical Microbiology. 1996. Dental ...
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Have edible jars of honey been found in thousand-year-old Egyptian tombs?

Evidence for it seems to be lacking. This is the closest I've found to an exploration of the sources and the most likely source for the claim is the 1907 account of explorer Theodore Davis regarding ...
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Can honey help heal wounds?

In another short: be careful with an unconditional "yes". There are differences in honeys and conditions. Honey can be a very effective treatment for a number of superficial wounds. And that is not ...
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Does Manuka Honey work as an effective bactericidal agent?

Per Cooper and Jenkins in 2012, good reasons to consider using honey produced from the Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) plant from New Zealand clinically as an alternative to conventional ...
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