Bayland Community Center | Saturday 8/12/23 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: A Healing for Mankind: Honey
A Presentation by Dr. Ferhat Ozturk
Profile/Bio of the Speaker
Dr. Ferhat Ozturk is an assistant professor of practice at the University of Texas San Antonio and specializes in medicinal use of honey with a strong Ph.D. background in gene therapy, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, and biochemistry research. He has taken this knowledge and applied it to the unique biological and chemical makeup of different mono-floral honey from around the world allowing him to unlock the hidden knowledge of age-old wisdom regarding the healing benefits of honey. His current research is helping to identify U.S. based honey sources that contain high bioactivity levels and medicinal properties that can not only compete with but outperform those of current medical grade honeys.
Description of Presentation
As biochemistry and pharmaceutical researchers developed and introduced new drugs into modern medicine throughout 20th century, scientific opinions on honey's nutritive and medical uses have differed and clashed with folklore.
However, recent controversies within the scientific community have re-kindled interest in the therapeutic uses of honey in modern medicine. Recently, scientific support has emerged in a proliferation of publications on the successful therapeutic use of honey in several general medical and surgical conditions. Thus, honey has been described as, “A remedy rediscovered”.
Researchers continue to study the potential uses and benefits of honey. Several clinical and animal studies suggest the use of honey in the control and treatment of wounds, diabetes, cancer, and asthma, as well as cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal diseases.
In this presentation, Dr. Ozturk will give a brief outline about use of honey as a therapeutic agent for centuries, as well as provide evidence-based information about the bioactivity potential of different honeys and use of honey for wound healing in clinical settings. He will also briefly outline the medical uses of other honeybee products, such as propolis, royal jelly, pollen, bee venom, and wax, which is called apitherapy.
1) Honey is a multifunctional food with its high nutrition and therapeutic potential.
2) Honey has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other curative properties, which make it a "healing for mankind".
3) Not all honeys are created equal in terms of bioactivity potential. Thus, different honeys exhibit different medical and veterinary potential.
Practical Application Focus:
Honey and other honeybee products are being used for wound healing, treatments of gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases.
We've anticipated that beekeepers and honey lovers in and around Houston will want to hear him speak, so we have rented an auditorium and will not be meeting at our regular Japhet Meeting spot.
Please share this printable flyer with your beekeeper friends, customers, club members, and honey enthusiasts.
RSVP is not required but will help with the head counting.
All are welcome to this free meeting!
We'll provide light refreshments. Please bring your favorite finger foods to share.
Fresh local honey will be available for sale at the event.
Your location to Bayland Community Center on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CDZbr1285EZuhe628
Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074
If you have any questions, please text me at 832.908.5017
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
c/o Houston Natural Beekeepers
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