Dr. Weeks’ Comment: My readers know that raw honey converts to hydrogen peroxide at the interface where it slides over nasal mucosa. Hydrogen peroxide kills virility (see below). I teach people to prevent respiratory viral infections by creating a post nasal drip of honey down the nose. (Videos available upon request at this email email@example.com)
Vopr Virusol. 1977 Nov-Dec;(6):731-3.
[Virus inactivation by hydrogen peroxide].
[Article in Russian]Mentel’ R, Shirrmakher R, Kevich A, Dreĭzin RS, Shmidt I.
The effect of H2O2 on adenovirus types 3 and 6, adenoassociated virus type 4, rhinoviruses 1A, 1B, and type 7, myxoviruses, influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, strain Long, and coronavirus strain 229E was studied in vitro, using different H2O2 concentration and timec of exposure. H2O2 in a 3 percent concentration inactivated all the viruses under study within 1–30 min. Coronavirus and influenza viruses were found to be most sensitive. Reoviruses, adenoviruses and adenoassociated virus were relatively stable. H2O2 is a convenient means for virus inactivation.