Thursday, March 22, 2007

Honey, Olive Oil and Beeswax Effective in Treating Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissures

The Safety and Efficacy of a Mixture of Honey, Olive Oil and Beeswax for the Management of Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissure: A Pilot Study
TSW Holistic Health & Medicine

Abstract: We have found that a mixture of honey, olive oil and beeswax was effective for treatment of diaper dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and skin fungal infection. The mixture has antibacterial properties. A prospective pilot study was conducted to evaluate therapeutic effect of topical application of the mixture on patients with anal fissure or hemorrhoids…

Honey mixture significantly reduced bleeding and relieved itching in patients with hemorrhoids. Patients with anal fissure showed significant reduction in pain, bleeding and itching after the treatment. No side effect was reported with use of the mixture. We conclude that a mixture of honey, olive oil and beeswax is safe and clinically effective in the treatment of hemorrhoid and anal fissure, which pave the way for further randomized double blind studies.

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