Honey: Natures Antibacterial Super Weapon

Josh Welch

Bear shaped honey containerDon't let the cute little bear bottle fool you, that sweet, innocent looking bottle of honey is actually an all-natural bacteria killing machine. 

The antibacterial properties of honey have been known since at least the 19th century.

Recently it has been brought back into the limelight because of its potential to help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Chemically, honey is a supersaturated sugar solution that also contains acids, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids in varying quantities. 

In this SciShow video you will learn how the chemicals that make up honey work together to help fight off bacteria as well as various other interesting tidbits of knowledge about this wonder substance.