Last summer I tripped and severely scraped my left knee, right down to the collagen in some places.
After drying and washing the rather large wound, I simply slathered it with Manuka Honey and covered it with 2 of the biggest bandaids I could buy. It would slightly sting for a minute, but that was okay because I knew it was working. After that, I would forget it was even there.
The scrape was so big that it took 3 weeks to finally re-grow all the skin, but due to the Manuka, I never had to de-bride, never had any infections or redness; it was healing cleanly and beautifully. thanks to the Manuka I hardly even had scars!
But after the bandaids were removed, I must've touched my knee after the dog licked my hand or something, because then I noticed that some small boils were there.
I came to this site and tried the trusted and true remedies for boils, which included Manuka Honey. I ended up making a paste of turmeric, ACV and manuka honey and put this on my carbuncle (for there were many small boils now) - and voila, they were all gone within 3 hours! Yeah, you read that right. Unbelievable.
Now all that is left are two very small scars on a knee that had to re-grow all of its skin, with no mottling or jagged edges, just a plain ole knee. It was all due to this fantastic site that I came thru that so well. Thanks Earth Clinic!
Kindly give me information on how honey can cure, reduce or eradicate diabetics.
EC: Hi Eben,
Honey is not a cure for diabetes! A topical application can help heal skin ulcers associated with diabetes, however.
More info on honey and diabetes here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061109232600AANjhI3
Hello, My name is Omar, and I am from Saudi Arabia. First of all I'd like to express my appreciation for such valuable rich site. What I want to share with you is about using honey on the skin of a diabetic. As you know, an injury could be very fatal for a diabetic. My father developed a very late stage of diabetes. Once he had an injury in his hand, and the wound developed very badly. The doctor put him under a very strict diet with daily dressing for the wound, by water and salt. We know from our relegion that Honey is a cure, in general, and for specific health problems like dierea. So we tried to apply honey, after washing the wound and surrounding area with water and salt, on the wound(externally on the skin) that had 1.5 cm height full of buzz. We did this every day, continously for 10 or 15 days. We were amazed to see the wound noticably decreased in height and buzz material started to disappear from the first day of application. The wound was completely healed with no scars or a trace that there was a wound in that area.Thank you for readig and hope this was useful. Omar, Saudi Arabia.
(Juneau, Ak, Usa)
Raw Honey for diaper rashes: my grandfather used to raise honey bees, and sell the honey.My mother used the raw honey on diaper rashes. It was all that ever touched the bums of my three younger sisters. She had a small container of it in the diaper bag, and some q-tips to apply it. I love telling people about this. they don't believe me, but a few have tried it.
(Browns Mills, Nj, Usa)
My lips get so dry, they crack and bleed and swell and nothing topically helped until I tried the honey. It is a miracle and helped the dryness go away in two days they looked almost normal again. It's 100% stronger than regular raw honey, made from bees in New Zealand from the tea tree. Look online and see all the benefits. Find some at your local health food store.
I have suffered from dry skin and eczema and apply honey does work, as its an antiseptic. I now use a lotion with honey it in instead - it smells gorgeous and has aided the clearing of my eczema wonderfully. It is quickly absorbed and I found had a soothing, cooling effect on my hand.
The honey cure did work to dry up my eczema blisters on my hands. Probably because of the potassium explained in the other entries. After it dries, the skin just turns dry, so I think it's best to use lotion or even better Aloe Vera onto the eczema area. If you are able to get the actual Aloe Vera plant, then cut off the skin and just rub the natural pulp onto your dry skin to heal faster. Alrighty, hope that helps. *Also, Does anybody know any cures or home remedies to get rid or fade away the ECZEMA SCARS? Thanks.
(Milton Keynes, England)
I had a kind of eczema in the corner upper eye lid which refused to go away for months. After trying many different remedies, I decided to try honey after reading about its healing properties. One application did it, it was amazing!!!!
If you research raw honey, it definitely improves your eyesight. You can drip it in your eyes...stings for a moment and then they feel great. Gets rid of conjunctivitis, too...or put a drop or two in the corner of your eye as a salve. It works.
Here is an article I found in a British newspaper today, maybe of interest to some people? By the way, I am still searching for more people who tried Manuka Honey for dry eyes (in the eye). I would love to know what they think....... I am a bit afraid to try although I have already bought the honey.
(Southampton, Hampshire England)
I'm passing this on from someone else who told me about it a month or so ago. Honey will take the redness out of your eyes and also return the whiteness to the whites of your eyes. If you put one drop of pasturized honey ( like Sue Bee honey) in your eye right before you go to sleep, in about two weeks the redness will be gone and the whites of your eyes will be nice and white. The honey burns for a minute so get ready but this really works. It is an old Indian remedy that has been used for centuries and will work for cataracts as well.
(Kansas City, Mo, Usa)
(Garden Grove, Ca Usa)
(Boston, Ma, Usa)
Hello Everybody! I am just enquiring if anyone has taken Life Mel Honey for any health issue. I know it is very good for patients recovering from Chemotherapy. My issue is M. E. And I am wondering if it will help me?
Most honey on the market is 20% - 80% water.. Government says okay to label bottle 100% honey. Found one that must be 95% honey.. Taste is delicious.. Wow simply the best
Dear EC, will you consider doing a manuka honey page? There are several mentions of this helping ulcers and fungus problems. I'd also like to know what your other contributors (Joyce and Ted) think of it.
For a good price on raw honey, look in your local yellow pages for beekeepers. Our local beekeeper sells a gallon of raw honey for $20.00 (U.S. dollars). If your area has no listings for beekeepers, be sure to also check under "honey" and "pest removal." Its a good idea to confirm the honey you are buying is raw, as it won't necessarily say it is raw on the label.