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Wound Honey

Wound Honey

SECRET BENEFITS OF HONEY

Honey Can Help Wound Healing 


Honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection until the early 20th century bringing about an overuse in antibiotics.  This lead to the rise of strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. As a result, today, we see a resurfacing of the use of honey in wound care again, with great success.


Not all honeys are equally effective in wound care.  Manuka honey has been found to be the most effective honey at combating infection.  It has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities that make it ideal for treating wounds.

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Honey is an ancient remedy used to heal many kinds of wounds, including serious wounds that don’t respond well to conventional treatments. Part of the reason honey may work so well is due to an enzyme added by bees. Through this enzymatic process, honey releases hydrogen peroxide, an effective germicide against many bacteria that cause wound infections. Some types of honey, particularly Manuka, from New Zealand, have additional components with antibacterial effects that make them much more potent than other varieties of honey.

Manuka honey has been reported to inhibit more than 80 species of bacteria.Compared to other types of honey, Manuka has an extra ingredient (UMF) with antimicrobial qualities making it far superior to other types of honey when it comes to killing off bacteria as reported in the journal of Microbiology, 2012.

Manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate the manuka shrub native to New Zealand. The active ingredient in Manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is what gives Manuka honey some of its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibacterial effect on infections. The nectar from Manuka flowers has the highest concentration of MG. Clinical trials have found this type of honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as:

    MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureaus)
    MSSA (methicillin-sensitive Staphlococcus aureaus)
    VRE (vancomycin-resistant )

A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Surgery found all but one of the patients who suffered from wounds and leg ulcers showed remarkable improvement after applying a topical application of honey.

'Wound Honey' combines natural antibacterial properties of New Zealand Manuka honey with the soothing power of aloe vera and vitamin B. This topical ointment helps comfort and heal wounds, cuts, burns and pressure sores.

Weight of contents: 80 grams

Ingredients: New Zealand Active Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, and Panthenol (vitamin B5).

Wound Honey is effective for use on minor cuts, burns, abrasions lesions and diabetic ulcers.

Gently wash area with water or saline. Let dry. Apply light, even, layer of wound honey to affected area and cover with a clean bandage. Repeat applications, two to three times daily, and change dressings.

If you have a serious burn or an open wound, be sure to get prompt medical treatment. Using honey correctly to treat a serious wound requires considerable expertise.

CAUTION:

Only specific Manuka honey (UMF 15+ or higher) can aid in healing of certain wounds or sores. Do not apply just any honey or you may worsen your condition.


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