Home remedies were popular in ancient cultures like India and China for various diseases and injuries. In fact, in my childhood, my mother use to give me turmeric during an injury, either dissolving in the milk or directly applying it on the wound.
Honey is one of the home remedy recommended for heart patients and it is believed to reduce cholesterol when mixed with luke warm water. The Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital Wound Healing Center, Tuzcon, Az uses honey to heal wounds. The honey is not a normal honey that you can buy off the shelf from a grocery store, but is a specialized medical grade honey called Medihoney.
Why does honey work for wounds?
The Medihoney, is a unique honey from New Zealand and Australia, which is also called as active leptospermum honey.
- The tests have shown that honey contains antibacterial agents.
- The leptospermum honey yields more antibacterial activity than honey from outer sources.
- The effects of the dressing can last up to a week, reducing the need for more frequent visits to the hospital.
title="medicohoney" src="http://www.knowabouthealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/lens2887202_1264272828wound_plaster.gif" alt="" width="134" height="185" />Dr. Rhonda Quick, M.D., a vascular surgeon, Medical Director for St. Mary’s Hospital Wound Healing Center said that “Dressings made from leptospermum honey offer a two-fold benefit in wound healing: they help decrease bacteria and keep the wound moist to promote healing while also aiding our ability to remove unhealthy tissue around the wound.”
Medihoney dressings are considered among the highly specialized wound care methodologies and have shown effectiveness on hard to heal wounds. Wound care may seem mundane, but the market for wound care has tremendous growth potential and companies are constantly investing into new technologies for wound care.
I think there could be a better cure than natural substances as the potential for side effects is less. A saying that goes with honey is “as sweet as honey”; can we say “as healing as honey”?