Honey has been used for thousands of years as a means of treating a wide variety of ailments. Lauded for it’s wound-healing and antimicrobial properties, honey truly is a versatile substance! Honey offers a healthier option for sweetening up your cooking and with so many health benefits it is easy to see why it’s so popular! But did you know that honey can also be used as an effective natural treatment for many eye infections? Yes, you CAN cure eye infections with honey!
Most of the people are shocked when they hear this for the first time. Of course, at first, it does not make sense to put anything sticky on your eyeball! How can it make any sense??
Current Eye Research (Vol. 36, No.9) documented that honey has anti-inflammatory properties that can be explored in several corneal inflammatory and infectious conditions. Researchers at the International Bee Research Association also reported that honey is a better natural eye cure for dry eyes than artificial tears. Though the solution used contained only 20% honey, it was found that honey could treat eye infection even when diluted. American Apitherapy Society showed a significant improvement in a corneal ulcer condition with topical honey when antibiotics, antiviral agents and corticosteroids had no effect.
Cure Eye Infections With Honey – Scientific Background
According to Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Volume 2014), in Iran they conducted a double blind clinical trial with 60 patients. Results were shocking! This study revealed the effectiveness of honey drop in treating Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis. It is one of many forms of chronic allergic conjunctivitis which results in severe eye irritation, abnormal sensitivity to light, swelling, tearing, and excessive mucus secretions. It is believed that the flavonoids in honey can access and heal the eyes lens and improve vision. Furthermore, with its antioxidant and osmotic properties it can cure eye infections.
Dailymail.co.uk.com published shocking story about how someone had used honey to cure a painful, chronic eye infection. It has troubled him for years. More about it, you can read at the following link – “I don’t bee-lieve it! Man, 62, cures painful eye infection with 99p jar of honey”.
Before we continue, to sceptics I would suggest to conduct this simple test. It will make them more assured in healing properties of honey, even when it comes to health of eyes. Try some honey on tired red eyes at night and you will see how it brightens the eyes in the morning.
In regards to treating eye infections, procedure is very simple, as is in most of the cases. Simply, mix distilled (sterilized) water with 5 table spoons of raw honey – In equal ratios! Heat the mixture on the stove and mix it whole time until it is blended properly in 1 solution. Continue doing this until mixture starts boiling, after which let it cool down. It is very important to use sterilized dishes/tools while doing this. Use manuka or buckwheat honey – if you are able to.
Finally, to apply the solution, use a sterilized dropper. Application is done by 2-3 drops before sleep. Do not use this remedy on the babies which are 1 year old, or younger!