I remembered reading in the book Gentle Healing for Baby and Child about the antibacterial properties of honey and how raw honey can be applied to wounds to help heal and prevent infection. I opted to give this a try rather than use a topical antibiotic cream.
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I applied a dab of raw honey (the honey must be raw - this will not work with pasteurized honey) to my wound and right away I saw the white foaming action of the natural peroxide at work from the honey. It was pretty cool to watch - similar to pouring hydrogen peroxide on a wound. I simply covered it with a piece of gauze and changed the dressing with new honey every 12 hours. Within a couple of days it was free of redness, soreness, and had scabbed over nicely.
This is a great wound healing remedy you can use for minor wounds on children (would wait until child is two) and adults. If the wound is serious or you have any questions about infection, please consult your health care professional.
If you would like to read more about the wound healing properties of honey, read HERE.
Raw honey can often be found in health food stores and I have also enjoyed the raw honey I have purchased at Tropical Traditions.
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