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G. Treats Wounds And Burns
Honey is one of nature’s great antibiotic. This is true internally and externally. This is why it works good as a preserver of meats, like honey cured ham.
It is sometimes used in modern medicine as a conventional treatment for wounds and burns because it disinfects wounds and sores from bacteria such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A 2005 study which was published in the British Journal of Surgery it was reported that in all but one of patients who suffered from wounds and leg ulcers showed remarkable improvement after applying topically honey.
I saw this for myself with a man I knew. He had a sore on his leg that would not heal. The doctors had tried everything. You name it; I bet they tried it. He was finally told that if it got no better in two weeks they were going to cut off his leg.
When he told me, I said I was not giving medical advice, but what they were doing was not working. I asked if he would consider an alternative. I emphasis that I was only giving a historical natural treatment that had worked for centuries. His choice it was.
I did not know about the British Journal paper (it had not been published yet). I only knew about history and the use of honey on wounds.
He decided that a shot at saving his leg was better than just agreeing to amputation. It was something that had not been tried. We had two weeks.
Twice a day, I suggested that he wash the wound. Then he would pack it with honey and wrap it. And so he did.
At the next appointment the doctor saw improvement. He told him to come back in two weeks again. In two weeks, the doctor patted himself on the back thinking that his treatments were finally working.
At that time the doctor was informed that the man was using honey and not the doctor’s treatment. The doctor said that was wonderful. “Now you need to get back on the meds.” That’s right the meds that had not worked for this particular man.
The man stayed on the honey treatment and saved his leg with honey.
I told a veterinarian friend, and he said that was a good treatment for a open wound. He would, depending on the case, use honey or sugar as a first aid before applying the regular meds. He used it as an add on.
Honey is a natural answer to several problem. And sometimes works better and with less side effects than conventional medical treatment. Example, When I have a bad cut, I do not go for the antiseptic gels. If I am at home, I go for the honey.