Sourwood honey is excellent in preventing bacterial growth with its anti-bacterial properties. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, helps with allergies, and treats wounds or skin conditions.
Besides having the usual health benefits of any other kind of honey, Sourwood honey is extraordinary in regards to its intense antioxidant power.
Antioxidants fight free radicals, thus, preventing cell damage, and may prevent serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
Generally true, conventional wisdom says that darker honey contains more antioxidants than lighter ones. Sourwood honey, on the other hand, is the exception. It has greater antioxidant content than even Buckwheat or Manuka honey.