7 Healthcast: Honey Healing
People have been using honey as a home remedy for thousands of years. Now scientists have found that certain types of honey may prevent infection when applied directly to a wound. Researchers say an enzyme in the honey turns into hydrogen peroxide when combined with bodily fluids, such as blood. That helps disinfect wounds and prevent infection. But if you get a cut, don't bother rushing out to the supermarket. Most commercially sold honey is pasteurized and that destroys its anti-bacterial properties.