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Honey, the Gift of the Bee

Honey is one of the key ingredients in the Supersalve balms, creams, and lotions range. The healing power of honey has been recognized by civilizations throughout the passage of man’s time on earth. time. The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks, and Romans used honey for wounds and diseases of the gut.

Today, we can examine all its properties in laboratories and discover the wisdom of its noble place as a healing agent. Topical application of honey is particularly effective for mucocutaneous injuries such as post-operative wounds, genital lesions, superficial skin burns, eczema, and psoriasis. That is an impressive resume indeed.

Honey’s Place in Today’s Medicine Chest

As with all natural and organic ingredients, a broad-spectrum cure is facilitated because beneficial properties are synergistically combined in a baseline the extrapolates across many related health issues. Laboratories extract individual elements known for particular uses and isolate them from their way nature presents them. As allopathic medicine slowly awakens to salute nature’s apothecary. The overlapping and supportive roles of the properties in nature step up the healing power way beyond artificially manufactured replicas.

According to PMC, Us National Library of Medicine, ‘Natural honey contains many flavonoids (such as apigenin, pinocembrin, kaempferol, quercetin, galanin, chrysin and hesperidin), phenolic acids (such as ellagic, caffeic, p-coumaric and ferulic acids), ascorbic acid, tocopherols, catalase, superoxide dismutase, reduced glutathione, and peptides. Most of the above compounds work together to provide a synergistic antioxidant effect, which reduces inflammation and exudation, promotes healing, diminishes scar size and stimulates tissue regeneration. Honey has also been reported to treat eczema and psoriasis’.

Honey has been reported to have an inhibitory effect on around 60 species of bacteria, some species of fungi and viruses. Antioxidant capacity of honey is important in many disease conditions and is due to a wide range of compounds including phenolics, peptides, organic acids, enzymes, and … Honey has also been used in some gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, inflammatory and neoplastic states.’  reduces inflammation and exudation, promotes healing, diminishes scar size,’ the same source verified.

CNN’s news organization reports: ‘Honey fell from favor as a wound dressing when antibiotic dressings were developed during World War II. But the new research—and the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria—are putting this old-time folk remedy into the contemporary medicine chest.’

One area of research involving the treatment of burns revealed that patients experienced less pain and scarring and a much more rapid healing time and when honey dressings were applied. That makes total sense seeing that honey is attributed with stimulating tissue regeneration.

Research has also indicated that honey may possess anti-inflammatory activity and stimulate immune responses within a wound. No infection has been reported from the application of honey to open wounds. 

Ingredients: Calendula, Camphor, Clove, Comfrey, Eucalyptus, Grapeseed Oil, Honey, Rosemary, St John’s Wort all nestled a Shea Butter base. Now with added African Potato and Organic Avocado Supersalve Herbal Sports Rub waits to help you feel better.

 

NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals and parabens

Visit www.supersalve.co.za – orders over R500 are couriered free of charge to your door.


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