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Old 06-08-2019, 09:11 AM
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Because we had great success wrapping the cat's leg with honey after she was de-gloved by a coyote, I figured I'd research what else it can heal and try to see if it would help with my GERD.

Low and behold there are many healing factors it has.

For 4 weeks I have been taking a teaspoon a night. Not one problem. Even after eat and drinking things that trigger my GERD. I'm hopeful this is the ticket! Are you guys taking any honey for any other health issues?

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Nothing heals a wound like it.
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Yup. And make sure it is the 16+ Wedderspoon one. I've been suggesting it to THTers for years. It has some awesome anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits.

You know when you get that "feeling" that a cold or something is coming on? You heap up a tablespoon of the nasty tasting stuff and choke it down. It's disgusting, but it works great.
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To answer the OP's questions. Yes, my entire family takes it. I've never put it on a wound, but I certainly would consider it. For wounds we like something called callandula. Works 10x better than antibiotic ointment. My daughter, who is Miss Falls A'lot, -- we experimented with two similar cuts on her leg. The C fixed it almost twice as fast.

I don't take any credit for this. This is all my wife. I just parrot it back on THT.
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Actually table sugar works every bit as well and is much cheaper. Sugar wraps with iodine washes to remove the dead debris are a staple treatment for open wound therapy. There are a few risks with Honey but its the same principle. Nothing lives in pure sugar but a few things can be contaminants in Honey and survive in honey like botulinum bacteria . There are plenty of good Veterinary Journal articles on this whole thing that are out there on the net.
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Be aware that there seems to be about 5 times more 'Manuka' honey sold worldwide each year than New Zealand produces from it's Manuka trees. Only NZ and some parts of Southern Australia produce 'real' Manuka honey with the associated health/healing qualities.. If it isn't horribly expensive, it probably isn't real Manuka.
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I use local honey, I find it helps with my spring allergy issues. I buy a gallon of it every year from the honey guy at my local flea market.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
I use local honey, I find it helps with my spring allergy issues. I buy a gallon of it every year from the honey guy at my local flea market.
For that purpose, local is always the way to go. At least if you prescribe to the theory that it does help. And many claim it does.
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Originally Posted by Aliboy View Post
Be aware that there seems to be about 5 times more 'Manuka' honey sold worldwide each year than New Zealand produces from it's Manuka trees. Only NZ and some parts of Southern Australia produce 'real' Manuka honey with the associated health/healing qualities.. If it isn't horribly expensive, it probably isn't real Manuka.
The stuff we are buying is $30 bucks and says from New Zealand. It could be false but that's what I'm buying...
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The stuff we are buying is $30 bucks and says from New Zealand. It could be false but that's what I'm buying...
what brand?
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I don't bother with the teaspoon. I just look up and pour it in my mouth. (local honey that is)
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I've shared this here A few times
https://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-...-simple-steps/

Manila honey was a part of what I used to help heal my gut and almost eliminate my GERD symptoms. Mastic gum, kombucha, probiotics, HCl, Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are some of the others. It's been mostly gone for 5+ years now.

Do check. Just because it's from NZ doesn't mean it's the real deal. There is some kind of authentication protocol required, I forget what it is now but read up on it. There is a list of brands that comply if you google for it.
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I like medicated honey in tea and apple cider but only before bed because that stuff knocks me out
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I got chewed up by a mastiff a while back (23 puncture wounds) and used the wraps with great success.
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Wedderspoon. I forgot to add, I've been taking 1 probiotics a day as well.

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