Due to their capacity to reduce acute inflammation by increasing the immune response, honey and its constituents are gaining attention as an efficient natural therapeutic. Studies have suggested that it may be able to treat a variety of chronic illnesses and conditions, including as bacterial and fungal infections, cardiac issues, diabetes, hypertension, and abnormalities of the lungs and heart. More significantly, honey has proven to have virucidal effects on a number of enveloped viruses, including the varicella-zoster virus, herpes simplex, influenza virus, and HIV.
Honey may help patients with COVID-19, a disorder brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 enveloped virus, by boosting the host's immune system, treating comorbid conditions, and engaging in antiviral activities. Additionally, patients with COVID-19 are presently participating in a clinical trial of honey. We've attempted to condense the possible advantages of honey and its components in this review in terms of antibacterial properties, some chronic illnesses, and the host's immune system. Therefore, we have made an effort to develop a relationship with honey in order to treat COVID-19. In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, this review will be useful in reevaluating our understanding of the potential therapeutic benefits of honey. However, more in vitro and in vivo research is required to determine the effects of honey on SARS-CoV-2 replication and/or the host's immune system.