Raw organic honey has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for asthma. It helps reduce inflammation and swelling in the airways, which can make it easier to breathe. It also contains pollen grains that contain enzymes that help break down proteins, making it an effective aid against coughs and wheezing.
A 2019 study at Penn State University, USA, found that a small compound found in raw honey can inhibit epileptic seizures. An international team of scientists found that gluconate, found naturally in raw honey, acts as an anticonvulsant. Quercetin, found in raw organic honey, restores tryptophan levels countering the depressive effect of epilepsy. Other flavonoids also have strong anticonvulsant effects, minimising the behavioural symptoms of a seizure.