Considered by spicialists, the “natural vaccine cancer”, honey can indeed reduce chronic inflammation, which is a risk factor for cancer pathogenesis, improve the healing of chronic ulcers and wounds, and improve the immune status.
For those of you that understand this language, here is the explanation of these antitumor properties of honey. They seem to “involve multifactorial processes:
the apoptosis of cancer cells via depolarisation of the mitochondrial membrane,
the inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 by various constituents, such as flavonoids,
the release of cytotoxic H2O2,
the scavenging of reactive oxygen species.
TH shows antiproliferative or antitumor activity against various types of cancer cells, exhibiting antiproliferative and early apoptotic effects against oral squamous cell carcinoma, human osteosarcoma cell lines, human breast cancer MCF-7 cells and cervical cancer cell lines at concentrations of 1–20%. Thus, in common with other honeys, the tualang honey seems to have promising antitumor activity, due to its high content of phenolic and flavanoid antioxidants.”