Boosting antioxidants: One study found that drinking buckwheat honey in a mixture of black tea significantly boosted the level of antioxidants in the body.
Wound care: Using honey on wounds has been found to be beneficial because the honey actually draws moisture out of the wounds and helps eliminate bacteria. Because it has a lot of sugar and a low pH, honey can also prevent bacteria and other microbes from growing in the wound.
Skincare: More research is needed on the specific benefits of using honey for skin care. But in general, honey is known to help protect your skin and keep it smooth and supple. Look for honey-based skincare products, or make your own skin moisturizer by mixing coconut oil and honey in your electric mixer until it looks like whipped cream.
Stopping DNA mutations: Certain types of honey have even been found to help reverse some of the DNA mutations that cause sickness and cancer.
Reducing cholesterol: Buckwheat honey was found to help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, which can help heart health and even lower high blood pressure.
Soothing cough: One of the studies specifically looked at using buckwheat honey as a treatment for nighttime coughs in children due to respiratory infections, like colds. The study found that buckwheat honey was more effective than over-the-counter cough medicine.