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So can manuka honey help relief the symptoms of eczema?
In theory it can. And an increasing amount of people report to have good
results with the topical use of manuka honey on their eczema outbreaks.
This natural remedy has demonstrated to stop and cure infections and
reduce inflammation. It is antibacterial, promotes wound healing and
stimulates new tissue growth.
Is there any clinical evidence for the benefits of manuka honey on eczema?
No. Not yet (as far as I am aware). The website of the world renowned Waikato University shows that the current research interests of their Honey Research Unit include: Clinical trial of honey for treating eczema
This means that clinical trials are planned or currently being
undertaken to measure the effectiveness of honey as a treatment for
How Does Manuka Honey Help Relieve Eczema Symptoms?
Honey contains hydrogen peroxide, a substance once used as a wound
disinfectant in hospitals. It comes from an enzyme that bees add to
nectar. It also contains the enzyme glucose oxidase, which boosts its
Compared with normal honey manuka honey has that other, additional
property often labeled as UMF, MGO, or Molan Gold. This unique feature
is responsible for its powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and
anti-inflammatory action. It has also shown to moisturize, repair and
soothe dry, cracked skin. Furthermore it boosts new skin growth and has
demonstrated to be able to heal seemingly incurable wounds.
Manuka Honey also has strong antibacterial properties which helps
eliminate infection when the protective barrier of the skin is destroyed
by eczema. When the skin is dry and cracked, bacteria can easily
penetrate the outer layer of the skin, causing infection. Manuka Honey’s
natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties eliminate this
Another major benefit of using manuka honey for eczema is that there
are no known side effects. Unlike the steroids and cortisone creams
often used for eczema.
How To Use Manuka Honey on Eczema?
Applying a potent manuka honey straight from the jar can be a sticky and
somewhat messy matter. Therefore it’s recommended to cover the treated
area with a breathable bandage, film, or other occlusive.
Possibly more convenient would be to use a manuka honey cream
although the strength may be less than pure honey because of additional
ingredients. A good cream (actually not a cream because it contains 100%
sterile manuka honey) is 20+ Sterile Manuka Honey Wound Management Cream