Diabetics must be very careful to prevent skin infection that can quickly lead to gangrene.
There is “a new kid” on the old folk remedy block called Manuka honey that cures serious cases of septic acne and skin infections in surgical wounds by topical application. Manuka honey has very high quality anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties but it is very expensive. On the other hand, a very little is required to be applied topically.
To be effective it should be at least UMF 10 in strength and it must be made from 70 per cent of the pollen of New Zealand Manuka flowers.
When buying this product, read the label carefully. Remember caveat emptor: let the buyer be aware of the labelling and the authenticity of the product. Be careful not to be lured into buying false substitutes.
These days, so many people are resorting to the use of age-old remedies. All types of honey have beneficial properties for the skin. Age-old beauty remedies call for face packs that include honey. Folk remedies for sore throats include honey.
The important thing to note about any kind of honey is that it must be 100 percent pure (in other words: – unadulterated). It must never be boiled. It may be heated but the medicinal properties disappear upon boiling. Some unscrupulous vendors add sugar water to honey and dilute it and absolutely spoil the beneficial medicinal properties. Being able to trust the manufacturer and knowing the product is very important.
If the expense of the Manuka honey is too high, there is another product on the market which is known as a wound gel which contains Manuka honey and is used for burns, cuts grazes and ulcers. For some money, there is still some awesome healing honey.