Previously, it was used on the outside of the body, for example on hard-wound wounds. But honey also benefits inside the body, among other things, studies show that it can improve bowel health. And now scientists know why. According to Tobias Olofsson, molecular biologist at Lund University, the honey's health is linked with lactic acid bacteria.
The useful lactic acid bacteria in the honey come from the stomach of the bite, where the nectar is stored. When bina transforms nectar into honey, the beneficial bacteria follow, "he says.