Although the raw honey seems to help my throat and has therapeutic and antimicrobial benefits, I don't want to keep using it while doing the raw milk fast (especially as I'm sensitive to fructose), but I'm ok with using it 1-2 days to help sooth things. Plus, mixed with raw milk and vanilla powder, it is delicious!
According to legend, four thieves, one of whom was an herbalist, robbed the homes of many who had died of the plague. They were eventually caught and brought to trial. One version of the story recounts that they were sentenced to bury the dead but would be set free if they survived. Another version tells that they were released in return for the recipe for the tonic that they credited with protecting them from the plague.