The Healing Benefits of Manuka Honey

The Healing Benefits of Manuka Honey

While honey has been around for a very long time as a healing remedy, it has been only recently that it is making a comeback.

As a woman with herpes and a doctor who supports these women, I am always looking for natural ways to manage herpes symptoms.

I have known about the healing properties of honey, but after reading a Dr. Mercola article about herpes and honey, I now realize that Grade A honey from the grocery store could actually make herpes symptoms worse. You MUST use Manuka honey!

According to one study, when a researcher treated patients with Acylovir for one herpes outbreak and honey for another, the overall healing time with honey was 43% better than Acyclovir for cold sores and 59% better for genital sores. (Nutrition and Healing)


 There were NO side effects with the honey!

 So, if you are a woman with herpes and you want to:

-speed up your healing
-decrease pain associated with outbreaks
-reduce crusting of sores

Here’s what you need to know.

-DON’T try to use Grade A honey from a grocery story. Why? It has been linked to increased herpes symptoms

-You must use Manuka honey from New Zealand. It is actually considered a medical device.

-Honey works by drawing out liquid from a wound and killing off local microorganisms. It also contains an enzyme that releases hydrogen peroxide when it comes in contact with a wound.

Here’s what you’ll need to DO

-Use Raw Manuka honey- in liquid or semi liquid state

-Apply honey 4 or more times/day (if you are a women treating genital herpes sores, panty liners can helpful)

 (As a side note, eating local honey from your area can help with allergies!)


  1. Lori says:

    Since receiving Dr. Kelly’s blog on Manuka honey I’ve been researching and trying things out like crazy to get rid of my current outbreak without the acyclovir I usually take. Here is the quick & soothing concoction I came up with based on “best of” from various websites:
    1/2 tsp manuka honey
    1/2 tsp coconut oil
    3 cloves minced garlic
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    2 drops oregano essential oil
    – Stir/shake/mix it’s ok to lick the spoon – it tastes good!
    – Stir/Dip w clean q-tip & swab area (no double dipping, of course!)

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