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Some properties in honey might contribute to its ability to fight infection and promote healing. Its high sugar content allows it to draw infection and fluid from wounds by a process called “osmosis.” Raw honey prevents bacterial growth through its acidic pH and through the work of an enzyme that produces small amounts of hydrogen peroxide.


  1. Rinse burn with cool water dry and apply honey directly to the burn and covered with sterile dressings. It has the ability to keep the area around a wound moist and protected which will promote fast healing and prevents scarring.
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Yesterday, my mother badly burnt her hand on the toaster oven developing a red blister filled with fluid. Since I was out of raw honey, I placed regular clover honey on her burn and then wrapped her finger in an 1" wide piece of clean paper towel held in place with tape (I also was out of gauze). She left the dressing on for two hours. The intense pain lessened considerably. Moreover, her blister was almost nonexistent the next day, and she was able to have her hand in water without any pain. Thank you, Rita, for a natural cure for burns that actually heals!

Garden Gate Kate August 15, 2013

I didn't burn myself to try this.....but I had hot grease dripped over my hand by a co-chef. I had horrible blisters! So when I saw this I decided to try it out. I'm not totally healed, but these really bad burns look so much better in a short period of time. Also, immediately after putting the honey on the burns, the pain subsided. So that is a bonus as well. Think this worked well!

breezermom October 13, 2011

Probably I burned my finger just to be able to try this. It works and will be very useful,since I always manage to burn my finger when making something in the oven. Thanks for sharing.Update:I had to update this,coz while I was reading Rita's thank you message I looked at my finger and there's nothing on it! No blister,not even a red mark,just nothing.As if nothing happened.

littlemafia April 24, 2010