Honey is a very old substance. It comes from the worh Hunig. It was the first widespread sweetener used by man. In legend, it is said cupid dips his arrows in it before aiming it at lovers. Mead, an alcoholic beverage, was made from honey was reffered to as "The Nectar of the Gods". Honey was also used as a form of currency, trade, or offering.
Honey was not just used for food and beverage, it also had some great medicinal properties.
Fair Warning: Do NOT give honey to infants .
Honey can be use in many ways medicinally.
Raw honey contains an antimicrobial, and is great to use on minor cuts, scrapes and abrasions after being properly cleaned.
Honey also has antibiotic properties, which are effective in fighting off colds and those awful sore throats. To relieve blocked sinuses, mix a teaspoon of honey in a post of hot water, place a towel over your head, and inhale the steam.
Different varieties of honey can help heal different ailments.
Acacia honey for cleansing the liver, and digestional health. Eucalyptus honey is great for preventing colds and headaches. Red gum honey is good for antioxidants. Heather honey has a good amount of protein. Linden Honey acts as a sleep aid or antiseptic. Neem honey is good for skin conditions and allergies.