treats Burns, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Wound healing, Fournier's gangrene, Rhinoconjunctivitis, Leg ulcers, Radiation mucositis, Skin graft healing, Herpes, Plaque / gingivitis, Gastroenteritis, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, and Dermatitis
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Acidosis (excessive acidity), antacid, anti- aging, anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimycotic (antifungal), antioxidant, antiparasitic, antitumor, asthma, atopic dermatitis, breast ulcers, cancer prevention, cataracts, conjunctivitis (pink eye), cough, dental caries, dental surgery adjunct, diarrhea, edema (swelling), expectorant, eye infections/ inflammation, fever, Helicobacter pylori infection, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), immunostimulant, infections, leprosy, oral rehydration, pain, postherpetic corneal opacities, skin care, skin disorders, pressure sores, psoriasis, respiratory infections, septicemia, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea faciei.
Adults (over 18 years old)
There is no proven safe or effective medicinal dose for honey in adults. Commercial preparations of honey are available, and honey is typically taken by mouth or applied on the skin. Doses for topical use are often unspecific, but 15- 30 milliliters is a common dose for Fournier's gangrene, burns, radiation induced mucositis, skin ulcers and other wounds. Various types of honey and honey products have been studied, including honey from wildflowers, Camellia sinensis honey, Medihoney dressings, Manuka honey, and Honey- Soft (honey medicated dressing).
For dermatitis and dandruff, a diluted solution of honey and warm water containing 90% water has been rubbed gently into the scalp for 2- 3 minutes and then left on scalp for three hours. For type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension (high blood pressure), honey solutions with 30- 90 grams of natural unprocessed honey with 250 milliliters of water have been studied.
Children (under 18 years old)
There is no proven safe or effective dose for honey in children, and use is not recommended. However, for neonatal post- operative infected wounds, 5- 10 milliliters of commercial, unprocessed, non- pasteurized and non- irradiated honey applied locally to the wound and covered with a sterile gauze dressing has been used. Dressings were changed twice daily. Do not use honey in infants under 12 months of age due to potential toxicity of contaminated honey.