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Med. Sci. 2016, 4(1), 3; doi:10.3390/medsci4010003

Insights into Putative Health Implications of Gelam (Melaleuca cajuputi) Honey: Evidence from In-Vivo and In-Vitro Studies

Nutritional Sciences Programme, School of Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia
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Received: 19 January 2016 / Revised: 15 February 2016 / Accepted: 16 February 2016 / Published: 24 February 2016
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Abstract

Honey has been used as a therapeutic agent since ancient times for health maintenance and the treatment of various ailments. In modern days, researchers reappraised the therapeutic values of honey, such as anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor, and wound healing properties. These findings supported its applications in the modern healthcare system as complementary medicine. Gelam honey (GH) is a monofloral Malaysian honey which has been proven to have considerable health benefits. This paper presents a state of the art review on the therapeutic values of GH. A descriptive elucidation is performed to elaborate a wide spectrum of biological activities of GH using evidence from a considerable body of literature. The compositional and physiochemical characteristics of GH have contributed substantially to its putative biological properties. A brief explanation will be presented on GH attributes to familiarize readers with this novel natural health product. View Full-Text
Keywords: Gelam honey; anti-oxidative; antimicrobial; anti-inflammatory; anti-diabetic; antitumor; wound healing; physiochemical; compositional Gelam honey; anti-oxidative; antimicrobial; anti-inflammatory; anti-diabetic; antitumor; wound healing; physiochemical; compositional
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Chan, B.K.; Haron, H. Insights into Putative Health Implications of Gelam (Melaleuca cajuputi) Honey: Evidence from In-Vivo and In-Vitro Studies. Med. Sci. 2016, 4, 3.

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