Researchers in Manchester, England are treating mouth and throat cancer patients with honey, seeing if it will reduce their chances of contracting bacterial infections, especially ones that are resistant to antibiotics. Honey has been shown to have an antimicrobial effect against many bacteria and fungi.
A 1992 study also found that honey sped up the healing of wounds caused by Caesarean sections. Another study found that honey cured the intractable wounds of 59 patients.
A bounty of medical studies have found that honey can help heal ulcers, as well as offering relief from diarrhea, insomnia, sunburn, and sore throats.
This ancient remedy has recently been rediscovered by conventional medicine, especially when modern therapeutic agents fail.