Thursday, August 22, 2019

Honey Helps Treat Eczema

Eczema treatment: A certain sweet tasting natural product could help relieve symptoms

ECZEMA is a general term that relates to a set of chronic skin conditions which is caused by inflammation. The symptoms of the condition have been described as “agonising”. What natural product could help soothe the symptoms?


Eczema is a condition in which a person’s skin becomes dry, red and itchy. The symptoms are at their worst when a person experiences a flare-up. This often happens as a result of coming into contact with certain irritants that are known to trigger the condition. People can use creams, natural products, and dietary and lifestyle changes to manage or prevent eczema flares. Natural remedies cannot cure eczema, but can help manage the symptoms and prevent future flares.

Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, and people have used it to heal wounds for centuries.

Honey is one of the most appreciated and valued natural products introduced to humankind since ancient times.

Traditionally, honey has been used around the world to treat skin disorders with a microbiological aetiology.

In Ayurvedic medicine, honey is used to treat cuts and wounds, dermatitis, burns, and eczema.

In modern day practice, manuka honey, produced by honey bees feeding on the manuka tree, is applied topically in the treatment of wounds.

A 2016 study looked at honey and how it could help with skin disorders.

The study by Taylor and Francis Online said: “Studies have shown that honeys form around the world can inhibit the growth of a range of dermatologically important microbes.

"Studies suggest that honey is able to modulate immunological parameters related to the skin immune system...

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