Honey Secrets of the Ancients - Re-Discovered
You may find it surprising that the sweet sticky liquid we spread on our toast each morning is now regarded as the NEW Miracle cure for a number of common ailments…when it has been under our noses and on our taste buds for millenia.
In fact we know from texts left in Egyptian tombs and jars of honey found in the pyramids alongside the pharaonic sarcophagi that honey was revered in Ancient Egypt as a healer and soother of all types of ailments.
Jars of this precious liquid were taken into battle and used to treat the wounds of the most noble and senior warriors. Cleopatra was said to keep her youthful complexion by bathing in milk infused with honey and honey was used as an after sun treatment for sunburnt skin.
Clinical Studies – Medical Uses of Honey
Yet it is only recently that the scientific world has taken a closer look at honey and its properties.
In recent research it was found that the devastating and difficult to treat Golden Staph infections caused by Staphylococcus aureas, and the organism responsible for thrush (Candida albicans) were unable to grow in honey. Consequently some modern forms of wound care incorporate the use of medicinal honey and natural beeswax into their standard treatment regimes.
Not only has honey and other bee products been used for dealing with infections but it in separate research it has been found to be useful in treating psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and nappy rash.
And most surprisingly of all in clinical trials, a beeswax, honey and olive oil salve was found to be an excellent medium to treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures. For the actual studies see the references at the end of this article)
So its no wonder that our clients are getting such great results from using our beeswax salves
- Chickweed and Plantain Salve (for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis)
- Calendula Salve (for nappy rash, cracked nipples, soothing skin)
- Soothing Salve (great for cracked heels, skin and dry and distressed areas of skin)
- Achy Breaky Rub (muscle and joint aches and pains
- Universal Herbal Ointment (skin and wound healing, cold sores, insect bites etc)
(you can even smell the yummy honey in each of these salves…because we use natural, unprocessed straight from the bee-to-the-apiarist-to-you beeswax which is chock full of natural, unadulterated honey goodness. )
Next Time… Australian Medicinal Honeys and how to use them
Next post I’ll write about some exciting new research and developments regarding Australian Honeys and their incredible properites… and how you can best use these in everyday life!
This article was written by Leonie Gully - www.moonhaven.com.au 's founder and master formulator. Leonie likes to share her extensive experience in the natural healing field with others. If you have a question or would like to know more about anything relating to this or any other article please contact her through the moon haven website.
(REFERENCES: Mixture of honey, beeswax and olive oil inhibits growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans Al-Waili Noori S. ; Archives of medical research 2005, vol. 36, no1, pp. 10-13. (Noori S. Al-Waili Dubai Specialized Medical Center and Medical Research Laboratories, Islamic Establishment for Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The safety and efficacy of a mixture of honey, olive oil and beeswax for the management of hemorrhoids and anal fissure: A pilot study -Al-Waili, Noori S. ; Saloom, Khelod S.; Al-Waili, Thia N.; Al-Waili, Ali N. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2003, Pages 226-234 )