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Manuka Honey Vs Raw Honey For Skin
Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither, but...: There are a variety of false claims on the internet about how they can help cancer patients. In fact, the only good scientific evidence on these suggests that royal jelly can actually harm a patient with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, because royal jelly can stimulate these cancer cells to grow. Thus manuka is probably safer, but it does not help treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Yes, many benefits: Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine.Html for more info. ...Read more
That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Flavor and nutrients: Apart from the flavor you derive, you also get some micronutrients (vitamins/minerals). Honey contains some sugar (fructose and glucose) and aloe vera has some carminative properties which may help soothe the GI tract. Of course, like all medicines, herbals have to be taken in moderation to prevent untoward effects. ...Read more
Is it ok to use 100% raw organic manuka honey & bee venom active 12+ topically on skin during pregnancy?
Heal it: Hi fiber diet, 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids per day, topical prescription agents and if not healed in 6 weeks, may require surgery which is very successful when performed by an experienced colon and rectal surgeon with very low recurrence rates or complications. No evidence for honey alone helping it heal. ...Read more
Wound salve: M?nuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in new zealand and australia from the nectar of the m?nuka tree. It is very thick. Many believe that it has antibacterial and anti-infective properties and makes a good wound salve although not for the most serious or chronic wounds. Wild honey has been used on scrapes and cuts for thousands of years. Pasteurized honey doesn't work, only raw, wild honey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.
Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more
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