Honey is a tasty natural sweetener but it is also more than just a sweetener. According to naturopathic physican Shidfar Rouhani, N.D., D.C., a professor at Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego, "Honey is great medicine." He says, "It's antibacterial and boosts the immune system. When mixed with other botanicals, it strengthens them too." A tablespoon of honey in a liquid every couple of hours is considered safe for most people. However, you should consult your doctor before prescribing honey as a medicine for yourself, especially if you have health problems such as diabetes.