For almost 3000 years, honey has been used by humans for medicinal purposes. The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used it to treat a variety of ailments through topical application -salves, ointments, and potions were made to heal the sick and patch the wounded. Today, honey continues to be a part of many health products and medicine.Research confirms that honey possesses natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. However, not all types of honey are the same. Some possess more healing agents than others. Manuka honey is one type that has a high antibacterial potency.