Natural Remedies for Cuts Columbus OH
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By Carolyn Barry
A sweet solution for healing everything from cuts and grazes to stomach ulcers and burns may live right in our cupboards: honey. The sticky stuff’s high concentration of sugars—around 84 percent—kills microorganisms by literally sucking water out of them by osmosis, and its natural acidity also creates an inhospitable environment for microbes in the wound. More powerful still, honey contains small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which kills infection-causing bugs.
Spreading honey on your cuts and scrapes not only stops the spread of infection but also stimulates your immune system, helping you heal faster and reducing scarring. In fact, a recent study in India found honey healed burns better and with less pain and scarring than the standard treatment of silver sulfadiazine. “There are a lot of advantages to using honey, even if the wound is not infected,” says biochemist and honey expert Peter Molan, PhD.
Some honeys pack a more powerful punch than others. “All honeys have the anti-inflammatory promoting agents,” Molan says, “but as far as antibiotics go, there is a huge variation between honeys.” New Zealand’s Manuka honey, for example, and its Australian cousin, Jellybush, are the only known honeys that kill all types of microbes—including those resistant to all other treatments. The Australian and British governments have, in fact, approved their medical use for wounds.
Although Manuka and Jellybush are the antibacterial rock stars, you can use any type of honey to heal wounds. Look for raw, unpasteurized honey, since heat can destroy some of its healing properties.
Spread about 1 tablespoon onto a 4-inch-by-4-inch gauze pad and seal the wound. Change the dressing twice daily. For stomach ulcers and digestive ailments, eat 1 teaspoon of honey on toast or fruit 20 minutes before each main meal. Since honey can contain small amounts of botulism bacteria, don’t give honey to infants younger than 12 months old.
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Cookies, Cake, and Pie, Oh My!
Dates: 12/21/2013 – 12/21/2013
Worthington Place Columbus
7227 North High Street
Spend 3 delicious hours touring specialty bakeries in Columbus. Itinerary may change as we find new venues to introduce to you.
Jorgensen Farms 3rd Sunday Supper
Dates: 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013
Jorgensen Farms Westerville
5851 E. Walnut Street
As our guest, you'll be greeted by our hosts the farmers and offered an informal tour of the farm and firsthand knowledge of how the food was produced. Our menu is inspired by the day's harvest. You'll enjoy the diversity of foods fresh from the farm, prepared on site by professional chefs. Meals are served, rain or shine; outdoors, when weather permits, and otherwise on the farm house porch or in the post and beam barn. Given the whims of the weather, Mother Nature, and the chef, actual meals may vary slightly from the posted menu. Please note that all Third Sunday Farm Table events are BYOB - we invite you to bring your favorite beverage of choice to enjoy or share responsibly. All dinners start at 5pm. Adults only please. For more information, and specific menus for each month please visit our website www.jorgensen-farms.com