Honey has been known to have anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic effects since time immemorial. Its capacity to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and fungi is well-documented. Honey contains a number of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium. There are also important antioxidants, such as flavonoids and alkaloids. There are trace amounts of more than 15 amino acids found in honey making it a natural immunity building food.