Using honey as an alternative treatment for eczema

Whether through personal choice, triggers or allergies, we are looking for a one-stop-shop type of product with few, or simple ingredients and many have found relief with honey.

Alternative treatments are not often backed by science, honey is an exception. Mānuka honey is made from the nectar or a mānuka tree, natually grown in New Zeland. It and has recently made headway in the United States as a popular alternative treatment known for its incredible healing power. 

Benefits of mānuka honey:

  • Methylglyoxal (MG), the active ingredient in mānuka honey contains antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties
  • Minimize swelling or redness
  • Bacterial growth inhibition
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Improves digestion
  • Boosts Energy

To get the most benefit, use a mānuka honey with a high UMF. UMF is the Unique Mānuka Factor and the higher the number, the higher the quality of mānuka honey you are buying. Conventional honey has these healing properties at a lower potency. 

As with any new treatment for eczema, begin with small quantities spread over multiple days to make sure flares do not begin or worsen when using.  

The acidity of honey further aids in antibacterial activity by lifting dirt and debris from the wound. Not only does the thick consistency soothe hot eczema, it can clean the wound from the inside out. The use of honey as medical treatment dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans, even then it was used for wounds and intestinal diseases. 

Although honey is an effective alternative, most doctors do not recommend honey, or mānuka honey, as the sole treatment for eczema.

Eczema Honey is the only honey-based product designed specifically for eczema treatment. A wide variety of Eczema Honey products are available from the Eczema Relief Store. Made from simple, clean ingredients these trusted products would also make great gifts or stocking stuffers!

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Please remember information on our blog is not designed or meant to replace a physician’s advice. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. Eczema Relief Store does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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