Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Boost allergy immunity. Acts as a cough suppressant and soothes a sore, scratchy throat. Relieves nausea. Protects against infections in wounds. B2, B6, Copper, Iron, and Manganese. Contains phytonutrients, which have been shown to possess cancer-preventing and anti-tumor properties. May improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. Due to its low water content, it's a poor environment for the growth of harmful bacteria. Honey is so efficiently anti-bacterial that when properly bottled and maintained, will last decades without refrigeration.