Honey wound healing

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As in the past, now we find the successful application of honey in the healing of wounds. The founder of the science of medicine Hippocrates wrote in his essay “On wounds” that in the treatment it is advised to use honey with blurred flowers of clover. Roman writer and historian Pliny wrote that the fish oil and honey are good for the difficult wounds. Avicenna prepared the cakes of honey and wheat flour, applied them to the wound and got a good therapeutic effect. In traditional medicine honey is the part of many folk remedies for the treatment of difficult wounds, eczema and common infections.

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German surgeon Zeiss in a number of publications reported that during the last world war, he discovered healing properties of honey and used honey in traumatic and septic wounds with excellent therapeutic results. He used pure honey. In addition to lubrication and dressings for severe traumatic injuries, he, after pre-processing, filled holes of wounds with honey. After 24 hours, he found the dirt on the surface of the dressing and the wound looked clean, and only after he sewed them. Dressings were replaced daily until complete recovery, which happened very quickly. In the surgical clinic in Hamburg honey ointment made from honey and liver is used with excellent results  in the treatment of purulent and atrophic ulcers. German scientist G. Lgokke (1933) proposed to treat infected wounds with honey ointment, made of honey and fish oil. Author assumes that honey cleans, disinfects infected wounds, and fish oil affects the formation of young granulation tissue.

As Budai (1945) recommends honey as a powerful tool in the treatment of slow-healing wounds and ulcers. Dr. Iang Shanghai reports excellent results when he used honey ointment consisting of 80% honey and 25% melted lard for firearms and purulent wounds . During the Second World War, the famous Soviet surgeon S.A. Smirnov successfully treated gunshot wounds with honey.

Experimentally found that honey has antimicrobial effects and causes local congestion, which increases the selection of wound secretions and lymph fluid. All this helps to quickly cleanse the wound of the infected material, mechanical cleaning it and strengthening its phagocytosis. Purulent secretions and odors are gradually reduced, the wound is healed, honey is analgesic, stimulates the growth of granulation tissue, and the wound is covered with epithelium.

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The use of pollen for wounds and fractures

Eat 0.5-1 tsp of pollen three times a day before meals to promote healing of wounds and fractures.

Wound healing wax ointment

Ratio of ingredients: beeswax – 12-13%, 15% solution of rivanola – 1.2 – 1.3%, vegetable oil – the rest. Vegetable Oil is brought to a temperature of 100 C (212 F) in a steam bath, then add the wax and stir until dissolved, then pour the solution of rivanola. The resulting mass stir, boil 5 minutes then strain through a hot two layers of cheesecloth. After cooling  trowel ointment a thin layer on the wound surface. Wax ointment has an increased penetration in biological tissues, has a bactericidal effect and heals wounds of various types. Ligation with the ointment is painless because not adhere to the wound surface. The ointment contains cheap and available ingredients and simple to manufacture.

Wound healing and anti-inflammatory cream wax

Take 20 grams of beeswax, 20 g of spruce gum resin and 30 g of vegetable oil. Put the resin pieces in the warmed over low heat vegetable oil , after its dissolution add pieces of wax, stir until dissolved, pour into a dark glass jar, cover and store in a cool place (cream maintains its properties over the years.)

Wound healing wax ointment

Take 40 grams of pure beeswax, 60 g of olive oil and boil over low heat, then shift into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator. Bandage the wound (ulcer), pre-washed with hydrogen peroxide with the cooked cream.

Balm for treatment of burns and long healing wounds and ulcers

Take in equal parts by weight (eg, 10 g) pine or fir sap (resin), pork suet and beeswax. All mix, boil until dissolved, strain and cool. Put the bandage with ointment on the affected area.

Wound healing balm

Mix 100 g of olive oil, 20 g of pine resin, 1 tablespoon of fresh butter, 8 g of yellow wax, and 5 g of white wax, then put on low heat and heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly (scum that appears on the surface.) Ready balm is spread on gauze and apply to the wound or ulcer. Store in the refrigerator in a glass jar.

Honey ointment for difficult wounds, ulcers

Take 80 grams of honey, 29 g of fish oil, 3 g of kseroforma and mix well. Use the ointment in bandages. Store it in the refrigerator.

80% of the honey cream for festering wounds and ulcers

Take 80 grams of honey, add 20 g of melted lard, stir well, and use the ointment for the treatment.

Wound healing ointment with nettle, spruce resin and wax

Take equal parts (for example, 20 g) of spruce gum, powder, nettle, swine visceral fat, beeswax, and all boil. Apply bandages with the resulting ointment to  to the wound or ulcers.

Honey bath for ulcers

Lubricate the surface of ulcers or wounds with honey and apply it in bandages. Moreover, you can also apply the local baths of 30% honey with water temperature 32-340 C (90 F) and the duration of 20-30 minutes. Take a daily l-2 bath until complete recovery.

Wound healing ointment 

Cook powder of cudweed, then take 1 tablespoon and carefully grind in a mortar with 0.5 cups of cream unsalted butter and the same amount of honey. Use the ointment in the treatment of burns, difficult healing wounds and ulcers.

Cudweed infusion with honey as an excellent anti-inflammatory agent

Prepare the infusion of herbs of cudweed (1:10). 25 grams of dried minced herbs put in an enamel bowl with 250 ml of boiling water, cover and infuse for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath. Then cool the infusion, strain it ( press remaining raw) and add 250 ml of boiled water . Dissolve 1 tbsp of honey and use for washing, irrigation and lotions with festering, long-term healing wounds, ulcers, burns, skin, acne, etc. Infusion of cudweed with honey can be taken inside – 0.4 cup 2 times a day for 20-30 minutes before a meal as an anti-inflammatory agent for peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

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