FIVE OF A KIND – 5 benefits of medicinal honey

While we’re all familiar with honey as food, you might be surprised that its medicinal usage stretches back thousands of years. Honey is a potent antioxidant and anti- inflammatory, and modern research suggests it is useful in countering antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

By combining honey and herbs, you can make a range of potent, safe and delicious natural medicine at home to support your immune and digestive systems, to reduce stress, to treat coughs and sore throats, to aid in wound- care and more.

But good-quality honey is key. In 2018, research found that 18 percent of commercially-sold Australian honeys had been altered, usually blended with a less expensive sweetener.