That is the perspective that is very popular. It is a medicine. You can put it on burns and get immediate relief, well I think you can do that with Sugar also.
Once my son's toe nail was raised off of the skin and he couldn't sleep. I tried everything possible and finally at 2:00 A.M. I dripped honey and cinnamon on it and he got immediate relief. He went to sleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.
It doesn't make sense to go back and forth about this. It is just something to consider. Read Folk Medicine for the best explanation. That book is on my top ten reading list. Honey is a medicine.