Honey drains moisture from bacterial cells and also contains hydrogen peroxide, both of which annihilate bacteria. It also may help prevent scars by laying a fresh blueprint for new skin to grow on.Honey Remedy #9. Cuts and scrapes
To heal a wound, clean the area, then apply a dollop of honey under a bandage to sterilize and protect the injury from bacterial infection.
Manuka honey mends open wounds and may even prevent infections from developing in people who are susceptible to chronic wound infections, according to a 2012 study published in the journal Microbiology.
“It’s like nature’s Neosporin,” Dr. Rouhani says.
Honey’s antibacterial power results partly from its dense structure, which consists primarily of sugar in various forms, including glucose, sucrose and fructose.
This high sugar concentration pulls water out of any micro-organism that lands in it, Dr. Rouhani explains. “It literally sucks bacteria dry.”