Honey like milk, in its raw state is a potent healer. Both raw milk and raw honey can be ingested as regular food, but honey can also be applied externally to wounds, cuts, burns, etc. Honey has been used for millenia as a major medicine, but in the modern age of antibiotics has been largely forgotten. Also, don't expect much healing power in the pasteurized (cooked) honey on your local supermarket shelf. Only the raw honey will do that. And the best of the best is the medicinal grade Manuka honey...
The honey is distinctive in that it comes only from bees feeding off tea trees native to Australia and New Zealand, said Dee Carter, from the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences.
The findings are likely to have a major impact on modern medicine and could lead to a range of honey-based products to replace antibiotic and antiseptic creams.
Professor Carter’s two sons, Marty, 8 and Nicky, 6, think it’s funny the way their mother puts honey on their sores. But she swears by it, telling stories of how quickly it cures any infection.
“Honey sounds very homey and unscientific, which is why we needed the science to validate the claims made for it,” she said.
The curative properties of various types of honey have been known to indigenous cultures for thousands of years, and dressing wounds with honey was common before the advent of antibiotics.