In a recently published study, some researchers from the Salve Regina University, in Newport, Rhode Island, confirmed that raw honey is one of the best natural antibiotics available. The study leader, Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D., presented the results at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. “The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance”, explained Dr Meschwitz. Honey uses a combination of weapons, including polyphenols, hydrogen peroxide, and an osmotic effect. Honey is, de facto, an ‘ambidextrous fighter’, capable of killing bacteria in several ways.