Honey Helps Hurt Humans Heal

I know, corny title.

Here’s an interesting article about how honey can heal people where traditional medicines can’t. I normally don’t pay much attention to alternative medicines but the fact of the matter is that a lot of these medicines weren’t considered alternative that long ago.

Honey Remedy Could Save Limbs

I’ve used honey in a dozen cases since then,” said Eddy. “I’ve yet to have one that didn’t improve.

Eddy is one of many doctors to recently rediscover honey as medicine. Abandoned with the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s and subsequently disregarded as folk quackery, a growing set of clinical literature and dozens of glowing anecdotes now recommend it.

Most tantalizingly, honey seems capable of combating the growing scourge of drug-resistant wound infections, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the infamous flesh-eating strain. These have become alarmingly more common in recent years, with MRSA alone responsible for half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms. So-called superbugs cause thousands of deaths and disfigurements every year, and public health officials are alarmed.

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