For decades, if not millenniums, the Yemeni sidr Honey was known for its healing properties. But when the pandemic started in 2020, many people started to ask about the possibility of consuming the Yemeni Sidr Honey as a way to prep their bodies against Covid-19. The recipes started to spread among people quickly, with the goal of strengthening their immune system, and reducing the infections caused by this virus, but does science backup such claims?
Let's start from a broader point, can choosing a healthy lifestyle become our first line of defense? In other words, can adequate sleep, exercising regularly, healthy food, and not stressing boost our immune system? The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don't know about the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function. Nonetheless, we can all agree that our immune system must be strong enough to fight infections caused by any unwelcome intruders like Covid-19 virus.
So if a healthy lifestyle is not enough to protect ourselves, let's explore other all-natural options, and let's focus here on the therapeutic raw honey. The quick good news is that Yemeni Sidr Honey is scientifically backed by many research papers. For example, a research paper was published at the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol:5, No:8, 2011, discusses the Anti-Inflammatory, Antipyretic and Analgesic effects of the Yemini Sidr Honey. They used a fresh Yemini Sidr Honey sample on two rats – from both genders- and after a while, scientists found that there are phytochemicals in the Yemini Sidr Honey that helps in decreasing the body temperature! In scientific words, Yemini Sidr Honey showed potent anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties. Also a previous study led by Tala Alandejani, MD, at the University of Ottawa, showed that Sidr honey collected from Yemen was 63% effective in killing MSSA, 73% effective in killing MRSA, and 91% effective in killing PA. The researchers also found that medicinal grade honeys like Manuka or Sidr honey worked significantly better than an antibiotic against MSSA and MRSA, according to past research.
In short, although there is no evidence yet that Sidr honey can directly stand against coronavirus, we can safely conclude that incorporating it as part of our daily routine can help build a stronger immune system which should help increase the chances of our body fighting off and withstanding viruses. Also, it would still be very wise to maintain a healthy lifestyle since coronavirus, as you may already know, has a greater adverse effect on people that have high risk health factors, and keeping ourselves healthy can help minimize potential risk factors!
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- Parents are advised not to feed honey to children younger than 12 months old.