Honey is quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body than sugar, sucrose or glucose. By stimulating metabolism it helps the body to burn fat. A combination of honey and lemon juice in lukewarm water, detoxifies the body. Honey helps to lower cholesterol and clear plaques from the arteries. Honey's immune stimulating activity is useful in cold.
Honey's anti-mucus properties can clean the upper respiratory system. Honey has antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so its uses are not restricted only to internal consumption. Honey is used in formulas to treat skin infections, burns, wounds ans scarring. Honey has been used for other things like insomnia, constipation and also to improve vision.