The Honey Salve
John Redden, March 25, 2015 in Therapeutics
- Hydrastis Canadensis
- Commiphora mol-mol
- Symphytum officinalis
- Unpasteurized organic honey
Salving with honey goes way back in history in every culture that gathers honey from the bees.
The herbs are powdered to 60 – 80 mesh fineness and mixed into the honey until it becomes thick but still pliable.
The mix is spread on a gauze pad instead of directly into the wound so as not to disturb the healing process.
Use on open cuts, wounds, pustules sores, decubitus ulcers and fistulas. Even deep wounds will heal by first intention and not by granulation and generally leave no scar.
Perineal tearing can be treated with baths filled astringent, antiseptic and vulnerary herbs and with the honey salve.
One case of a seriously large haemangioma that was not resorbing was treated successfully with the honey salve.
- Warm salve in a water bath to make it soft and spreadable
- Measure the size of the wound to be treated
- Use a piece of gauze 2×2 or 4×4 to match wound size
- Spread soft salve on gauze covering an area slightly larger than the wound being cared for to a thickness of a “tooney”.
- Apply honey-side directly onto the wound
- Back with another piece of gauze and then cover with a layer of wax paper or saran wrap that has been cut to be the same size as the bandage *a limb can be wrapped with gauze and then covered with the wax paper or saran wrap
- Paper tape the bandage into place
- Change every 24 hours
- The wound may be rinsed with peroxide and/or cool water when changing the bandage