Sidr honey has been taken as a subject of study by many doctors, researchers and medical scholars, and found that it heals wounds, works against different types of body and organs bacteria, cures a lot of stomach diseases, skin diseases, and have a great positive effect on the brain.

Not to mention that Sidr honey is proven by research that it is a very powerful antioxidant, and helps a lot to keep human cells young, which makes it also, contributes as a beauty remedy.

Most of these finding are not new to the Middle Eastern people who have always used Sidr honey and other natural remedies to cure themselves of anything

Here are some of the scientifically proven medical benefits of Yemen Sidr Honey:

1. Wounds

One of the researches that mentioned Sidr Honey as a great remedy to heal wounds was Research Gate’s which was conducted by 3 researchers who found that The wound healing effect of three types of honey (Cider –Sidr-, Spring and Thyme) was observed in three groups of animals and their skin burns and wounds were treated with the three types of honey and there was a decrease in the area of the wounds caused by the burns.

Also 4 De Gruyter researchers found the same results in their research (Review of animal models used to study effects of bee products on wound healing: findings and applications), as well as researcher Azza S. Zakaria of International Research Journal of Pharmacy ( who has found similar results in her research (Mechanism of Antibacterial Action of Honey on Pathogenic Wound Bacterial Strains: A Proteomic Analysis).

2. Stomach

And when it comes to Stomach, the Sidr honey has won against the Lactulose syrup in the research study (The value of Mountain Sidr Honey in treating and controlling chronic constipation:

A Prospective comparative study between Ziziphus –Sidr- honey and Lactulose in 1000 Saudi Arabian patients) of Journal of Apitherapy (, and the results were amazing compared to those of Laculose syrup which is also a natural compound (not chemical).

Occurrence Ziziphus (Sidr) honey Lactulose P-value
Hard stool 0 28 (5.6%) 0.0024
Bulky stool 47 (9.4%) 196 (39.2%) 0.0028
Soft stool 371 (74.2%) 328 (65.6%) 0.01
Loose stool 102 (20.4%) 168 (33.6%) 0.0012
Watery stool 18 (3.6%) 139 (27.8%) 0.0031
Diarrhea 0 73 (14.6%) 0.0023
Recurrent constipation 0 59 (11.8%) 0.0027
Need for dose adjustment 0 128 (25.6%) 0.0032
Need to completely stop the intake 0 37 (7.4%) 0.0013
Abdominal cramp 0 193 (38.6%) 0.0042
Bloating 0 203 (40.6%) 0.0046
Borborygmus 0 248 (49.6%) 0.0048
Nausea 0 61 (12.2%) 0.0015
Vomiting 0 18 (3.6%) 0.0011

3. Antioxidant

Sidr honey works also as a great antioxidant according to the research studies performed by:

  • Nutrition Research ( researchers who studied (Antioxidant activities and total phenolics of different) and found that the percentage of antioxidant activity of all Yemeni samples, as well as the Iranian sample, were higher than any other samples tested.
  • PHCOG J, studied it from another perspective which is the (Effectiveness of Sidr Honey on the prevention of ethanol-induced gatroulcerogenesis: role of antioxidant and antiapoptotic mechanism) and it was based on the proved idea that Honey has been used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders including peptic ulcer. And it aimed to study the mechanism of the antiulcer effect of sider honey placing emphasis on its role to block oxidative damage and apoptosis during ethanol-induced gastric ulceration.
  • The results indicated that Sidr honey significantly blocks gastric lesions. Lipid peroxidation and glutathione depletion were significantly inhibited by Sidr honey. And it also modulated the immuno-expression of mitochondrial associated protein (Bax). Thus, Sidr honey plays a considerable role in gastro protection by acting as a potent antioxidant and antiapoptotic agent.

ZUMJ. Researchers, who also studied the work of Sidr honey as an antioxidant, but from another perspective which is (Antioxidant And Antiapoptotic Effects Of Combined Sidr Honey And Nigella Sativa Oil Against Paracetamol-induced Hepato-nephrotoxicity In Rats) confirmed that combination of Nigella sativa oil and Sidr honey protect against hepatic and renal tissues changes through their strong antioxidant effects opposing the oxidative damages and thus, could be used as an effective protector against liver and kidney toxicities.


Not to mention that it also works as an Antibiotic, as studied and found by the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS) ( in their study (Antibacterial Activity of Bee and Yemeni Sidr honey against Some Pathogenic Bacterial Species) by their researcher Amal Sabry Othman, who concluded after researching that both Yemeni Sidr honey and Egyptian honey were highly effective against bacteria like Salmonella typhi, Neisseria meningitides, Shigella flexneri, Escherichia coli.

And as studied and found by Research Gate ( in the research they found that all of the planktonically grown bacteria were inhibited by each Sidr and Manuka honey, these types of honey, which are natural, nontoxic, and inexpensive products were effective in killing 100 percent of this bacteria.

Also similar studies were made by Research Gate (, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, and World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food, and Biotechnological Engineering, and all came with positive results that Sidr honey could be used as a natural antibiotic and in the formation of medical formulas of antibiotic.

This is not all about Sidr honey, the more it’s researched, the more we find benefits in it, and there is nothing better than natural remedies that help in curing more than one thing in your body, and even if you’re with perfect health, Sidr Honey will definitely benefit your body one way or another, so give it a chance and try it, you won’t regret it. You can find Sidr honey at