In a review of 15 studies, New Zealand researchers found that burned skin covered with honey healed as much as four days faster than skin treated with antibiotic creams or sterile wound dressings. Seems the sweet stuff has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. “It’s ideal because it rapidly soothes the pain and promotes healing,” says the study author.
Next time you singe yourself, cool your skin with cold water, spread honey on some gauze and apply it to the burn. Change the dressing twice a day. However, if the burn is severe, see a doctor. Wescobee’s Jarrah Honey has proven high anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (see our products page)