My Great Grandmother and honey in her eye

My mum has always told us that her grandmother used to put a drop of raw honey in her eyes every day and that when she died at 113yrs old she could still sew and needed no glasses. I have researched this a few weeks ago after remembering this and there is a lot of information of how helpful it is. I had not realised this just thought it was something that great grandmother did as had not heard anyone else in the family or others using it. Using raw honey does sting but it worked for their eye conditions and no side effects unlike the chemical drops that can cause dry eye further problems which is interesting. It is best to use raw honey.

Aristotle mentioned in 350 BC “… honey is a good salve for sore eyes”.

In 2010 Current Eye Research (Vol. 36, No.9) documented that honey has anti-inflammatory properties as an effective eye drop and that such properties can treat several corneal inflammatory and other infectious conditions. . Also researchers at the International Bee Research Association also reported that honey is a better natural eye cure for dry eyes rather than artificial tears. American Apitherapy Society showed a significant improvement in a corneal ulcer condition with topical honey when antibiotics, antiviral agents and corticosteroids had no effect.

According to Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Volume 2014), a double blind clinical trial with 60 patients in Iran revealed the effectiveness of honey drops in treating Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, a form of chronic allergic conjunctivitis which results in severe eye irritation, abnormal sensitivity to light, swelling, tearing, and excessive mucus secretions. It is believed that the flavonoids in honey can access and heal the eyes lens and improve vision, and along with its antioxidant and osmotic properties it can cure eye infections.

In 2014 dr albeitz in australia did a trial of honey eye drops and said her studies had shown the use of honey offered significant benefits in treating eye problems.

Lots of evidence about using honey for eye infections and dry eye and pink eye but if using a dropper make sure it is sterlised before using and after every use.

Any raw honey can be used as long as it is not heated or processed or mixed with other honeys from the research i have been doing online. All our honeys are raw, unheated, not mixed with anything or other honeys.