I have had this book on the go for several months now and I’ve found it very useful and informative. It’s a great book to have lying around and pick up from time to time to read a few interesting facts about honey. The Healing Powers Of Honey is a book full of little tidbits of information about honey gathered from all over the world as well as recipes and cures for all sorts of ailments.
Author Cal Orey (get it?) has written other “healing power” books including The Healing Powers of Vinegar, The Healing Powers of Olive Oil and The Healing Powers of Chocolate so she definitely has a healthy background in… well… health.
For any beekeepers, aspiring beekeepers or simply general honey lovers, this book is a great resource to have on hand. Orey discusses many of the scientific benefits of honey and applies them to just about any ailment, injury or illness you can think of. When in doubt, turn to honey.
What gives honey its amazing healing powers? It comes down to antioxidants, acidity and hydrogen peroxide. Different styles of honey are derived from different plants and flowers and this book details many of them. I was particularly interested in reading about Manuka honey, a New Zealand honey which has extraordinary healing powers and even combats some antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
Most readers will find Orey’s narrative and anecdotal style of writing enjoyable and easy to read, however I must admit that I found the honeybee puns and analogies a bit over the top at times.
Overall, this is a great reference book and one that will get lots of use over the years. I’ve bookmarked many of the pages and will be sure to pick up this book for its recipes, home remedies and honey factoids in the future.
The Healing Powers Of Honey
By: Cal Orey
Published Oct 2011
Kensington Publishing Corporation