Honey Helped Get Rid of My Hemorrhoids
By Dr. Peter Gott, Erie Times-News (USA), 6/18/2008
Q I want to respond to your column regarding hemorrhoids and how hard it is to get rid of them. I would like to tell you about the experience of my husband's grandmother.
During one of her physical exams, her doctor informed her that she had hemorrhoids and would need surgery to repair them.
She refused the surgery because she had read an article in Prevention Magazine claiming honey would help heal hemorrhoids.
She immediately put honey on everything she could (toast, hot cereal, etc.), and, by the time she saw the doctor again, they were gone. The doctor noticed and commented on her finally deciding on having the surgery.
She said she didn't have the surgery, and if he looked more closely, he would notice the lack of scars. She told him about the honey and how it solved her problem. He was amazed.
A Honey for hemorrhoids is new to me. I am aware of honey's healing properties for wounds and burns; however, in these instances, it is applied topically.
Eating honey to heal hemorrhoids seems like a bit of a stretch, and, I would imagine it would be more effective (and messy) if it were applied topically. However, I can't argue with success.
If any of my readers have tried treating hemorrhoids with honey, please let me know. If the letters I receive show a positive result, I will write a follow-up...