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!)