Thursday, January 26, 2006

Honey, Propolis Recommended for Animal Wounds

Treating Horse Wounds, Aging Dogs
By Jo Bighouse, Clarke Times-Currier, 1/25/2006
Q: My horse recently cut her leg. Is there a natural way to treat her wound?

A: In her book, “Homeopathic First Aid for Horses” Joyce Harman DVM, MRCVS recommends washing the wound first with plain water and soft cotton. Then rinse with a solution of 1 ounce Calendula Officianalis with 9 ounces of bottled water. Dress the wound with Calendula Officianalis ointment applied one or two times a day. Raw, unpasteurized honey can also be used as a dressing. It has enzymes that increase the oxygen next to the wound. Bee propolis can be given internally to aid healing. Research shows propolis offers antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

No comments: