Skin comfort for cancer sufferers

&MaxW=640&imageVersion=default&AR-150619027DUBAI // An organic honey used as a natural remedy to soothe the effects of cancer treatment has been launched in the UAE.

Amrita Honey went on sale in Dubai, under the patronage of Sheikha Fatima bint Mansour bin Zayed, at the Galleria Mall’s Blossom and Bloom store.

The brand is a venture by Christine Kesserwan, who was left with traumatised skin after an intense period of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for cancer.

On a recommendation, Ms Kesserwan sought relief in honey. The effects were immediate, and so was her resolve to ensure that the knowledge of the benefits were shared with many.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason,” she said.

“As long as you stay strong, you’ll pass through the toughest tests of life.

“My illness was one such test, and having beaten that, I strongly believe I’ve emerged a winner but, importantly, more knowledgeable than ever.

“Honey was a key ingredient in my external and internal healing and I’ve dedicated all my time since recovering to researching its various positive effects and sharing the knowledge.

“The result is an extensive range of products, which are 100 per cent organic and have been collected from various corners of the world.”

The Amrita range of honey is available in more than 22 blends over three collections. In addition to the patronage of Sheikha Fatima, Amrita Honey also has the seal of approval and endorsement of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

During its launch, Blossom and Bloom announced it would support the Make A Wish Foundation children’s charity, and has already granted wishes on behalf of Sheikha Fatima, starting this Ramadan.

“Our partnership with Make A Wish Foundation UAE is a great honour to us,” Ms Kesserwan said. “We want to help in granting as many wishes as possible. These young children are brave and fighting dreaded diseases every single day.

“Make A Wish Foundation UAE is doing a wonderful job in putting a smile on their faces and we are glad we’ll be able to join in, too.”

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