HERB - wound healing & honey

Sara Bairrington katri4684 at surfree.com
Thu Sep 7 12:11:37 PDT 2000

Using raw honey and peptobismol, my RN mother has successfully cured many 
deep and seemingly unhealable bedsores.   So she certainly doesn't think 
it's an old wives' tale.


At 03:09 PM 9/6/00, you wrote:
>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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