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Rev Hist Pharm (Paris). 2003;51(337):7-20.

[History and uses of honey, mead and hive products].

[Article in French]

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Faculté de pharmacie, Tours.

Abstract

From Antiquity to marketing of cane sugar, and beet sugar in particular, honey was greatly consumed for its sweetening power; it was also employed for its therapeutic properties. Actually, it is always used in feeding and dietetic, and only as popular remedy. The hive products: pollen, propolis, royal jelly, introduced for few decades in dietetic meet show a great commercial passion; the beeswax was excipient in beauty care. These different aspects are developed in this study.

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