HERB - wound healing & honey

Sara Bairrington katri4684 at surfree.com
Thu Sep 7 13:23:33 PDT 2000

I emailed my Mom,  she said that peptobismol by it's nature helps coat 
inflamed areas.  Honey  is the antibiotic that helps it heal.  The wound 
heals from the inside out, which is the only way to heal bed sores.  She 
did say that if the wound was really nasty she'd add a small amount of 
iodine that also helped speed the granulation and healing.  She has used 
this for over 50 years as a RN.  Yup, it's the oldtimey way to do the job, 
but she feels that if it works, why change.  She can't tell me what 
ingredients in each component do the job, she just knows it works.


At 12:59 PM 9/7/00, you wrote:
>>Yes, it helps the wound granulate, has soothing properties, helps reduce 
>I think I'd personally be more interested in the "why" behind it
>scientifically. What ingredient combination or substance makes
>this possible, I wonder? Medical history suffered this huge blow
>when people decided that pouring stuff into wounds was a good idea.
>It's taken us nearly forever to get out of that mode of thinking,
>historically speaking. Their mistaken, but understandable, idea
>was that if pus is good and laudable, then more pus must be better.
>So back to the peptobismol idea, I wonder what it is that might
>make it appear that a wound gets better. Could it possibly be that
>honey simply made it possible for the peptobismol *not* to harm
>the wound? That in and of itself wouldn't surprise me, considering
>the nature of honey. But I'd hate to dismiss the peptobismol out
>of hand.
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