Sweet Discoveries

Honey has long been regarded as one of the best natural wound healers and infection fighters. This ancient remedy has recently been rediscovered by conventional medicine.

A plethora of medical studies has found that honey can help heal ulcers, as well as offering relief from diarrhea, insomnia, sunburn, coughs and sore throats.

Recent studies show, that the topical application of honey works better than drugs for Herpes. Overall healing time with honey was 43 percent better than with Acyclovir for sores on the lips and 59 percent better for genital sores. [1]

Not all honey is created equal. Processed, refined honey typically found in stores is NOT appropriate for use in wound care.

Go for Real Raw Honey. The best option you have is Manuka Honey from New Zealand, which has unique antimicrobial qualities (Unique Manuka Factor). Clinical trials have found that this honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as Helicobacter Pylori, streptococcus, and Staphylococcus aureus. The FDA even approved Manuka honey for use as a medical device. [2]

Love Your “Honey Bandaids” ;-)


Jeannette von Johnsbach

ps: Be grateful for the Bees!

pss: Please remember to not use honey for children under 1 year of age to avoid the risk of infant botulism. It is ok for nursing mothers.


1 National Center for Biotechnology Information, pubmed.gov [Medical Science Monitor 10(8):MT94-98; August 2004, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15278008]

2 Washington Post August 7, 2007 [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/03/AR2007080301651.html?nav=rss_health]