Studies have shown that raw organic honey can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with fibromyalgia. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that honey improved pain scores and sleep quality in fibromyalgia patients. The study also found that honey helped to reduce the levels of inflammatory markers in the patients' blood.
Raw organic honey may be an effective natural remedy for acid reflux. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, combined with its natural enzymes and nutrients, may help to soothe the esophagus and reduce symptoms of heartburn.
A 2020 study at Oxford University, UK, found that compared to antibiotics and cough medicine, raw organic honey reduced cough intensity and frequency. Raw organic honey contains glucose oxidase enzymes which convert the glucose in honey into gluconic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and free radicals that destroy bacteria. Bacteria cannot survive in hydrogen peroxide. That is where the antibacterial power of raw organic honey comes from.
Giving your child raw organic honey water every morning can help spread natural antibiotics in your child's body so they are less likely to catch a severe Strep A infection.
Researchers found that those who took raw organic honey experienced relief from pneumonia symptoms more quickly than those who were given conventional medical treatment. The average time it took to recover was 8 days among those taking raw organic honey vs. 14 days among those receiving conventional medicine alone.