Manuka honey and eczema
First of all, people need to know that there are not a lot of scientists that believe that manuka honey can actually treat eczema. Nowadays, people are looking for various ways to treat different illnesses. More and more people are interested in alternative medicines and the healing properties of some herbs and fruits. One of the main reasons why that is so, is because there are no side effects. People who suffer from eczema are also very interested in new ways of treating it. Eczema is a certain skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed. It is important to treat eczema because it will not go away on its own. A common problem of eczema is that the skin is dry and red due to the inflammation most of the time. Cracks and scales are also present along with the sores. Even though eczema is a lot more common among children, any person can be affected by it. Due to that fact people are looking for various new treatments and manuka honey is considered to be one of them.
What is manuka honey?
There are a lot of people who do not know that this honey comes from a certain tree in New Zealand, called a Manuka tree. The main reason why this honey is so popular is because it contains a lot of non-hydrogen peroxide antibacterial properties. This ingredient is known to be able to treat various ailments. Manuka honey is also good because it can seep inside the skin’s tissue and treat the root of the cause. Apart from being good in treating eczema, manuka honey is also used in treatment of sprains, muscle stiffness, infected wounds, ringworm and various other ailments.
How is manuka honey used for eczema?
Every person who suffers from eczema knows that it can be pretty uncomfortable once it gets inflamed. Due to the soothing effect that manuka honey provides it is very popular in treating eczema. However, people cannot just apply the honey to the skin; they will need to make a paste. Apart from 2 tablespoons of the honey, a person will also need 2 tablespoons of olive oil and beeswax, a small pan, glass jar with a lid and a wooden spoon. Firstly, a person should place the beeswax in the pan and melt it on low heat. Once it has melted, the pan should be removed. A person should add the manuka honey and olive oil before the beeswax becomes solid again and mix it with a wooden spoon. After that, the mixture should be placed in a jar and the jar in the fridge. When a person wants to use the mixture, he or she should apply a thin layer on the skin and let it dry. The paste should be removed after 25 minutes with warm water. This can be done a few times within a day.