Honey is a superfood that is full with probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B2 or riboflavin B3 or nicotinic acid, B5 called pantothenic acid, vitamin C, biotin and rutine. It also contains many minerals: including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, iodine, and zinc.
If applied correctly, honey can kill a wide range of pathogens such as MRSA and flesh eating bacteria. The effectiveness of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it hard for bacteria to develop resistance. According to Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D., honey utilizes a combination of fighting methods such as an osmotic effect. This effect originates from honey’s high sugar concentration. In this process, water is drawn from the bacteria cells, leaving the pathogens no choice but to dehydrate and die off.
Biochemist Peter Molan studied natural antibiotics such as honey extensively for 25 years. He found that manuka honey is effective at killing even the most antibiotic resistant bacteria even when it has been diluted to a tenth of its original concentration. He states,
“There’s more evidence, clinical evidence, by far for honey in wound treatment than for any of the pharmaceutical products.”
Honey is so powerful and effective at destroying bacteria that it should be the first choice of treatment when treating a bacterial illness.
Science finally confirmed the anti-bacterial abilities of honey after being used for centuries for its antibiotic properties. Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of honey alone make it more powerful than conventional antibiotics. Honey contains a protein made by the bees called defensin-1. It is the active germ-killing ingredient in honey
And of course, you need to make sure to buy organic raw honey because the heating during manufacturing destroys nutrients and enzymes. Additionally, locally grown raw honey from the area you live is more beneficial as it possesses the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.
Source : livingtraditionally.com