HERB - wound healing & honey

ladygrania@juno.com ladygrania at juno.com
Wed Sep 6 15:09:52 PDT 2000

I'm not sure how this thread got started but I thought I'd add my 2 cents

Long ago, far longer than I care to admit to, the general practice for
treating bedsores in hospitals consisted of mixing egg whites and sugar
or egg whites and honey and packing the bedsore with the mixture.  I'm
sure the theory was generally the same, give the bacteria something else
to eat.   Fortunately, the realm of science as fact rather than fiction
has prevailed and we now acknowledge bedsores as being caused by a
breakdown in the circulation to the site.  

I guess some old wives tales just linger on.  BTW, one of the reasons you
never give honey to an infant is that it is full of botulism spores that
most adults can fend off, but someone with a weak or compromised immune
system doesn't have a chance against.  That's my understanding anyway.

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