Even the ancients had figured out how to cure with honey.
In ancient Egypt it was used as by Pharaohs as by the humblest people. Honey dripping on sweet foods, but also on the salt. It was also used for therapeutic purposes and in cosmetics.
It was so important that for the Meses Pharaoh, responsible for the unification of Egypt, the bee was a symbol. The Sumerians had the idea to combine the honey with clay to prepare ointments for skin and hair or to heal wounds. The Romans imported industrial quantities of honey from Spain, Cyprus and Crete.