that pure honey can be used not only to reduce cold symptoms? It can be directly applied on wounds or used as a natural antibiotic given to us by nature.

Researchers at Lund University state that they have found a formula to explain the effectiveness of honey when fighting various bacteria. In the honey stomach of honeybees, even thirteen lactic acid bacteria have been identified, which later are mixed into honey for healing purposes. Thus, quite differently from human-made antibiotics, honey is characterized by a wide range of active substances.

"Antibiotics created at laboratories are mostly one active substance, effective against only a narrow spectrum of bacteria. While even 13 lactic acid bacteria existing in honey produce the right kind of antimicrobial compounds as needed, depending on the threat", says dr. Tobias Olofsson from Lund University.

More information: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/scientists-discover-why-raw-honey-is-so-effective-at-treating-infections-30578454.htm