Finally, honey has been recognized by the scientists for its anti-bacterial properties. This nature miracle is even more powerful than conventional antibiotics due to its potent antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Honey contains defensin-1, a protein made by the bees which can act as a germ-killing agent.
When applied topically, honey has the ability to kill a great number of pathogens including MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria. The power of honey is based on its ability to fight numerous infections, thus making it difficult for bacteria to develop resistance, unlike the conventional antibiotics. Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D. claims that honey can provide an osmotic effect, which originates from the high sugar concentration of honey. In this fighting method, water is drawn from the bacteria cells, leaving no choice to the pathogens, but to dehydrate and die.
Peter Molan is a biochemist which spent more than 25 years of his career on studying natural antibiotics such as honey. He explains that manuka honey has the ability to kill even the most antibiotic resistant bacteria. According to him, honey can provide better effects in wound treatment than any other pharmaceutical products, and this is even confirmed by clinical evidence.
Honey contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and probiotics. It is rich in vitamin B2 or riboflavin B3 or nicotinic acid, vitamin A, biotin, vitamin C, and B5 called pantothenic acid. Honey is also packed with a lot of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, copper, magnesium, and calcium.
When it comes to treating a bacterial illness, honey should be the first choice of treatment due to its powerful ability to destroy bacteria.
Always use raw, organic honey, as the heating during manufacturing destroys the essential enzymes and nutrients. Moreover, raw honey locally grown from the area you live can be even more beneficial due to the fact that it has the immune stimulating properties that your body needs so it can adapt to its environment.
Source: Living Traditionally