Posted On:9/03/2011 3:36am
Style: mma /boxing/muai thai
A guy I train with cut his face open and as part of the healing proccess was putting Manuka honey on it. Talking to him it supposed to cure pretty much everything.
I tased the therapudic stuff.(Had to couldn't help myself) And it tasted like normal honey.
Is there any difference and can I just squeese the cheap stuff on my cuts.
Posted On:9/03/2011 4:07am
Style: Kickboxin & Shootfightin
Nope ,you can't just sqeeze the cheap stuff on.You need to check the UMF rating. (wiki it).
Normally you'll find it in the chemist shop because its used as a treatment rather than a spread lol,but its still edible and a few ppl take a teaspoon of it each day as a general health thing,(my mum and step father).
Posted On:9/03/2011 5:17am
Style: Kendo, Iaido, BJJ noob
There is a small difference between manuka honey and regular. But a cheaper way would be to mix some cheap honey and peroxide bleach. That will work better.
Manuka honey's one of those scams that has a grain of truth to it. Covering a wound is a good idea. Applying an antiseptic to a wound is a good idea. Manuka honey does that, but buying a box of bandaids and some dettol is cheaper and more effective.
What's the point?
Posted On:9/03/2011 8:38am
Style: Boxing n00b
Honey as a wound treatment goes at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians
Then there's propolis with its own mythology
Posted On:9/03/2011 2:39pm
For Christ sake - use a modern antiseptic. Leave the hippy **** to new agers
Posted On:9/03/2011 2:47pm
Just pray there are no antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria around hey!
Posted On:9/05/2011 7:24am
Thanks for the insight. Must say smearing the stuff on an open wound diddnt do the guy any harm.
Posted On:9/05/2011 6:34pm
Also?? band aids and dettol don't taste as nice lol.
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