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honey in Hinduism, honey (Madhu) is one of the five elixirs of immortality (Panchamrita). In temples, honey is poured over the deities in a ritual called Madhu abhisheka. The Vedas and other ancient literature mention the use of honey as a great medicinal and health food. Wikipedia
Studies show that because of an enzyme added to the nectar by the bees, honey has mild antibacterial and antibiotic properties. This enzyme generates hydrogen peroxide, which kills harmful bacteria.* Additionally, applied topically, honey has been found to reduce inflammation and to promote the growth of healthy tissue.
A stumbled upon a restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala...this quickly became one of my favorite desserts-baked figs with blue cheese and honey.