Disinfect a Wound with Honey -- No Neosporin in the house? Dab the cut with honey before covering it with a bandage. Believe it or not, honey has powerful antibacterial properties. A study in the Archives of Surgery found that honey is capable of destroying almost all strains of the most common wound-infecting bacteria.
At the Triors Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Triors, Drome, France), Friar Claude keeps an apiary of forty hives to produce the abbey's honey. For centuries, abbeys and monks were important honey and wax producers.