Honey is also rich in amino acids, Vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid, although amounts vary depending on the floral source and quality of the honey. Additionally, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc are also abundant minerals in raw honey.
Honey contains high levels of antioxidants, including polyphenols, that fight stress, and inflammation, which could help prevent heart disease. Studies have shown that buckwheat honey outperforms some cough suppressants. When you’re homesick, try some buckwheat honey in your tea.
There’s some scientific evidence that eating honey may help boost endurance activities, as well as glucose, sugar, or water. Current research also suggests that raw honey is an effective immune system booster. Honey is considered to have antimicrobial properties and has been used for centuries for burn and wound healing