MEDICINE

Honey is healing

Honey has been used throughout history for its healing properties by many nations and cultures for its natural benefits, honey has been used to treat sore throats, cold flu, skin and stomach ulcers, diarrhea and other digestive disorders including dressing wounds. Honey has also proven to be a broad-spectrum antibiotic  

Antibacterial and antifungal properties

Research has shown that raw honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus. It naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, an antiseptic.

 

Its effectiveness as an antibacterial or antifungal varies depending on the honey, but it’s clearly more than a folk remedy for these kinds of infections.

Wound healing

Honey is used in medical settings to treat wounds because it’s been found to be an effective germ killer and also aids in tissue regeneration.


Studies show that raw honey can boost healing time and reduce infection. Keep in mind that the honey used in hospital settings is medical grade, meaning it’s inspected and sterile. 

Help for digestive issues

Honey is sometimes used to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea, though there isn’t much research to show that it works. It’s proven to be effective as a treatment for Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) bacteria, though, a common cause of stomach ulcers.


It’s also a potent prebiotic, meaning it nourishes the good bacteria that live in the intestines, which are crucial not only for digestion but overall health

Soothe a sore throat

Try a spoonful of honey. Honey is an old sore throat remedy. Add it to hot tea with lemon when a cold virus hits you. 


It also works as a cough suppressant. Research has suggested that honey is as effective as dextromethorphan, a common ingredient in over-the-counter cough medication. Just take one or two teaspoonfuls, straight.