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How can raw honey be used as a medicine?

Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Raw honey is a shining example of food as medicine. Your grandmother’s home remedy of dosing you with a bit of honey for your cough, for instance, seems to have some science behind it. Honey has promising evidence as a cough suppressant, not to mention a favorite alternative topical remedy for cuts and scrapes.

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