Honey is used as a medicine by Greeks, Egyptians, ancient Indians in Ayrveda, medieval islamic people and by chinese in their traditional medicines. Honey is used orally and also externally on skin. Honey is often mixed with medicines to treat diseases.
Honey treats gastric problems, ulcers , wounds, burns, weakness. Honey could clean blood too. For people doing yoga, honey is recommended as it is supposed to improve blood circulation. Honey improves asthma patients health.
But perhaps honey is not so good for dressing of wounds or burns and for allergies. Honey is told to be good against cancer. Honey mixed with warm lime water is supposed to be good against cough.
Honey contains fructose, glucose and monosaccharides and water. Honey possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
However, honey should not be given to infants. Honey may have some side effects on some persons.
Modern allopathic medicine does not believe too much on honey's medicinal properties, except about curing cough or throat irritation.