After Kenyan Linet Masai Won 10,000 meters gold at IAAF world championship in Berlin Germany the leading daily in Kenya carried an Interview with the father.
The father, a runner in his childhood, took credit for the girls success urging the girl to start running early. He said he weaned her on honey to help reduce stomach upsets, especially while running the long distance to school.
Medicinal Wisdom from bygone Era
What was special about the honey? The 55 old man had an insightful revelation, he explained that the family lived near Mt. Elgon forest which has many indigenous trees, which have medicinal significance, and bees inside the forest suck nectar that contains the medicinal value.The honey harvested from the forest bees is used as medicine.
The community has traditionaly used honey to treat stomach upsets.
Traditional honey versus modern honey
From the old mans explanation it is convincing why honey would be cure for stomach upset. But it is also clear the modern processed honey would not work because it is produced in a farm environment away from the indigenous trees with their medicinal value.
If you intend to use honey bought from supermarket to treat stomach pain, sorry, it wont work!!