Honey has been used as an effective remedy for ulcers, burns and wounds over the years. There has been an interest in the medicinal properties of honey since then. So let’s find out how does honey work to treat infections?
How does Honey Work?
The following are the antimicrobial properties of honey:
Honey produces hydrogen peroxide, through a chemical reaction when conditions are just right. This hydrogen peroxide is produced, when honey is diluted by wound exudates via a glucose oxidase enzyme reaction. This is released slowly to provide antibacterial activity but does not damage tissue.