Honey and your Stomach


Written on June 6, 2010 by the health blogger in Food & Drink

I spoke to a friend recently who had a very bad stomachache, owing probably due to something he ate.

This reminded me of a similar situation I had experienced a few years ago.

Back in 2005, my family and I went on a holiday to Singapore.

As you can probably imagine, it was SO nice that we didn’t want to leave.

There was however a period where we all got mild food poisoning.

The day before we became ill, we were strolling through a mall and came across a shop that was selling raw honey

I became extremely excited as at that time it wasn’t easy to come by natural raw honey.

I wanted to buy all the honey I could and bring it back home – however unfeasible it was.

So we ended up buying 1kg of honey to “test”.

The next day my brother, father and I were extremely ill and were running back and forth from the bathroom.

Thankfully I remembered how honey was used many times to solve stomach problems and so my brother and I dived into the jar and literally overdosed ourselves (I’d say we had approximately 10 tsp each!).

Within an hour we were fine!

We told our father who was very reluctant and didn’t want to take it.

After seeing how quickly we became better, he had no choice but to take the honey, as you can imagine, once he did take the honey he was fine.

Many times I tell friends, family, random people the benefit of taking honey when having bad stomach aches and they just somehow ignore it.

My friend only took 1tsp, which obviously wasn’t enough as he was still in pain.

I hope after me reiterating that he should take more and probably having read this, he will have taken the point!

Have any of you had any similar experiences?

Share your experiences and let us know.