Raw Honey is effective for cough and sore throats, having antiseptic and antibacterial properties. If kept airtight, it will last long, especially if unprocessed. Honey jars found in Egyptian tombs were found fit for human consumption. Honey has digestive benefits from antibacterial and antifungal properties reducing gastrointestinal disorders. If you are diabetic, you might consider honey as it was found to regulate blood sugar. It contains simple sugar, which is different from white sugar.