Nearly Fatal Wild Honey Intoxication
A Case Report of Seven Cases
Dr. A.C.Jauhari, Prof,
Dept. of Pharmacology,
Manipal College of Medical Sciences,
Pokhara, Nepal.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honey is used as a common breakfast item all over the world. Honey is also used in cooking and baking, is used as a spread on breads and is added to beverages such as tea, or as a sweetener in commercial beverages.
In Nepal, there is a fancy for the use of wild honey. Honey is also used in weight reduction. Studies reported elsewhere pinpoint that wild honey is poisonous. This poisoning is well known from ancient times, right from the time of Xenophon. This wild honey is derived from the flowers of Rhododendrons (the national flower of Nepal). Honey consumption toxicity was noted in a few medical students who were treated and the current paper describes the outcome and the cause of toxicity.