Healing power of honey

Because of its antimicrobial properties, honey is effective in inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria, yeast and molds. Honey can also help prevent scarring. Honey combines high sugar content ( limits the amount of moisture available to a microorganism for growth), high acidity (creates a low pH environment) and antioxidants to provide a multi-pronged attack. On minor skin injuries and burns honeys ability to draw moisture from the air promotes healing, inhibits infection and helps keep the injured area from sticking to the bandage.