Honey for herpes

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Since co-founding the American Apitherapy Society in 1985 with Charlie Mraz, I have continued to be astonished at the power of remedies derived from the beehive.  Here is an article on herpes which was published a decade ago –  this treatment works with herpes simples and zoster.   Of course, any effective protocol must be delivered in the context of healthy lifestyle:  diet and immune enhancing agents (lysine, selenium) as well as avoiding arginine rich foods.

 

Topical Honey Application vs. Acyclovir for the Treatment of Recurrent Herpes Simplex Lesions.

 

Source:  Med Sci Monit, 2004; 10 (8)

 

Author:  Al Waili, N.S. Dubai UAE

 

Title:   “Two cases of labial herpes and one case of genital herpes remitted completely ”¨with  the use of honey.”

 

Results:  For labial herpes, the mean duration of attacks and pain, occurrence of crusting, and mean healing time with honey treatment were 35%, 39%, 28% and 43% better, respectively, than with acyclovir treatment.

For genital herpes, the mean duration of attacks and pain, occurrence of crusting, and mean healing time with honey treatment were 53%, 50%, 49%  and 59% better,  respectively than with acyclovir treatment.

 

Conclusion:”¨  “Topical honey application is safe and effective in the management of the signs and symptoms of recurrent lesions from labial and genital herpes.”

 

Dr. Weeks’ Explanation why this is not the standard of care…  “Follow the money”

 

Comparative Costs

Acyclovir        $3,810.00 / pound

Raw Honey     $     15.00 / pound

 

Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.

 

 

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