Honey - Natural Treatment for Wounds and BurnsWritten by Junji Takano
Honey is a highly concentrated sugar solution produced by honeybees. It is commonly used as substitute for sugar or a flavor enhancer. But other than that, honey is also effective in treating burns and wounds and it has been used for this purpose for many centuries. Now it is known that secret of honey lies on its antibacterial activity.
How Can Honey Stop Infection?
We know that bacteria love sugar, but why most bacteria and other microorganisms cannot grow or reproduce in honey? Here are reasons:
Applying Honey as a Wound Dressing
- Acidity - Honey is acidic, and acids prevent growth of bacteria.
- Hydrogen Peroxide - When honey is applied as a wound dressing, it is diluted with fluids from damaged tissue and combines with an enzyme added by bee to form hydrogen peroxide, same antiseptic found in drugstores. Diluted honey can serve as an excellent antiseptic because naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide won’t harm tissues and no scarring will occur.
Honey Used as Medicine
- Usually, 20 ml of honey (25 - 30 g, 1 ounce) is enough on a 10 cm X 10 cm (4 inch X 4 inch) dressing. The honey dressings should be cut to a size that extends beyond edges of wound.
- To prevent honey oozing out from wound dressing, waterproof dressings are needed. Absorbent dressings are not recommended as they soak honey making it less effective. Adhesive tape or bandages can be used to hold dressings in place.
- It is better to spread honey on dressing first before applying it on wound area.
- If there are abscesses in wound area, fill it with honey before applying dressing pad, so that there is honey in contact with wound.
- The amount of honey required on wound depends on amount of fluid it exudes. Honey will be useless if it is diluted by large amounts of fluid. Also frequency of dressing changes depends on how fast honey is being diluted by fluid.
- On deeper infections, more honey is required to get an effective antibacterial activity.
- Daily dressing changes up to three times daily may be needed.
- Exudation of fluid should be reduced after few days use of honey dressing. During this time, less dressing changes will be needed.
Below are some common problems which can easily be prevented from use of honey:
- Allergies - Raw honey is an excellent treatment for 90% of allergies.
causes of stutteringWritten by Stephen Hill
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When a person has a stutter or a parent realises that their child is developing a stutter they often want to find out cause. So what causes a stutter? The answer is many things can trigger someone starting to stutter. These are some of them: It can be a traumatic event It can run in family People may copy a friend at school who has a stutter and then it sticks An over aggressive relative
I am somebody who now helps people to achieve fluency after overcoming a speech impediment that had effectively ruined my life for eighteen years.
I had a female client who told me how she had developed a stutter. She was fluent until age of twenty four. At this age she became pregnant for first time, she was very happy and excited about prospects about becoming a mother.