The Health Benefits of Honey
Raw, unprocessed honey is the most effective in terms of healing, whether you consume honey or use it to treat a wound. Raw honey contains pollen, the source of many of honey’s essential nutrients, and pollen is destroyed during heat processing or exposure to light. When purchasing honey, make sure it is labeled “100 percent pure”; if in doubt, purchase your honey from a health food store rather than a supermarket. Store honey in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, so that it doesn’t absorb moisture from the air. If honey is kept properly, it will keep for a long time without losing its healing properties.