The health benefits of honey include natural relief to respiratory ailments when used in beverages and baking or consumed directly. Energy and stamina are improved and stress is reduced when honey is used as an alternative to sugar. Honey can be used to heal minor wounds and is used in many beauty treatments. — Honey contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. — Pure honey is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. — Real honey will sooth minor burns, fight infection and prevent scarring.