A Saccharine Secretion deposited by the Hive Bee (Apis Mellifica) in the honeycomb.
Med. Prop. and Action. Similar to those of Sugar, but slightly laxative. It is much used to sweeten gargles and to cover the taste of nauseous medicines. Offlc. Prep. 1. Mel Depuretum (Clarified Honey). Dose, ad libitum,.
(See Acidum Aceticum.)
(See Sodas Biboras.)
Honey also enters into the composition of several officinal confections.