More than 1,400 years ago Allah and His messenger Hazrat Mohammaed Sallallahu Aleyhe Wa Sallam (peace be upon him), told us that honey can heal a variety of medical problems.
Allah says in the Qur'an, "And the lord inspired the bee, saying Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy(for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think." [16:68-69]
The Prophet (SAWS) has also told us of the healing found within honey for a variety of medical problems, including stomach ailments. One hadeeth, reported by Bukhari, states that a man came to the Prophet (SAWS) because his brother had a stomach disorder. The Prophet said, "Let him drink honey." The man returned a second time and again the Prophet (SAWS) responded again, "Let him drink honey." The man returned again, and said, "I have done that." The Prophet then responded, "Allah has said the truth, but your brother's stomach has told a lie. Let him drink honey." He drank it and was cured.
Tirmithi, Ibn Majah and Baihaqi also reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran." Modern medicine is only just learning of this fact.
Researchers are not absolutely sure why honey heals but they are learning new things about honey everyday..
As Muslims, we must acknowledge and accept that Allah and His Prophet (SAWS) know better and have revealed the truth. We should, therefore, study the research that is available, not to confirm or deny the truth that has been revealed by Allah and his Prophet but to learn of new ways we can use honey.