Topical Use of Honey Beats Drugs!

So, if you could use a natural substance with no side effects that was readily available and inexpensive to treat a condition, would you use it rather than expensive drugs? Well, check out this story!

Topical Honey Tested As A Treatment For Diabetic Ulcers, UW Study

“Editor’s note: Antibacterial properties of honey are not news. It is very easy to understand why it is effective against bacteria. But how many doctors would use honey to treat ulcers is another story. Doctors are trained to prescribe drugs and honey is not a drug, meaning that use of honey may be limited even if it is found to be effective in fighting bacteria. Complications from a 2002 car accident left Hurlburt, a borderline diabetic, with recurring cellulitis and staph infections. One of those infections developed into a troublesome open sore that, despite the use of oral antibiotics, continued to fester for nearly eight months. Then Hurlburt’s physician, Jennifer Eddy of UW Health’s Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic, suggested she try using topical honey. Within a matter of months, the sore had healed completely. ‘I remember thinking, holy mackerel-what a difference,’ says Hurlburt, who can’t use topical antibiotics because of allergies. ‘It’s a lot better than having to put oral antibiotics into your system.'”

This is yet another example of using natural treatments being better, more effective, and cheaper than drugs. Hopefully, folks will begin to understand this and “come around” to natural methods!

“Experts believe that treating wounds with honey has tremendous potential for the approximately 200 million people in the world with diabetes, 15 percent of whom will develop an ulcer, usually because of impaired sensation in their feet. Currently, every 30 seconds someone somewhere in the world undergoes amputation for a diabetic foot ulcer. In 2001, treating diabetic ulcers and amputations in U.S. patients cost $10.9 billion.”

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