Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. There are many types and varieties and it is used as a sweetener and for flavouring in cooking. It is often used in hot water as a cough and cold remedy, as an energy booster and is thought to improve the function of the immune system. There is much evidence to support its healing powers both for wounds after surgery and various types of ulcer. Manuka Honey produced in New Zealand by bees pollinating from the native Manuka bush has been used for generations to treat wounds and promote healing and is available in different potencies. There is even some evidence to suggest it may be a powerful weapon to act against MRSA.