Sugar sweetens your coffee but too much could be an invitation to diabetes. The good news is that new research about African folk medicine reported that sugar holds the key to treating wounds that were not healed by modern drugs. Granulated sugar was directly poured over bed sores, leg ulcers and even amputations that were healed where even antibiotics and other treatments have failed.
Different tribes in Africa and Native Americans have been utilizing sugar as old time healing tradition. In 2009, a British hospital made a series of tests and was successful in determining the effectivity of sugar to treat wounds and ease pain.
Here are 5 simple steps on how to use sugar to heal wounds
Things needed are: sugar, honey, gauze/bandage and tape.
Step # 1 – With warm water and soap, clean the wound, then pat it to dry completely eliminating all drops of moisture. If there are foreign objects within the wound, remove it and clean for the second time.
Step # 2 – The sugar is poured straight into the open wound and make sure it does not stick only to the surface. If it is a large wound, cover it with honey and scatter the sugar evenly on top. The honey keeps the sugar in place and helps in promoting full healing benefits.
Step # 3 – After the sugar is in place, cover with bandage right away and make sure the bandage stays in place by securing with a tape. The bandage keeps bacteria and debris from entering the wound.
Step # 4 – It is important to change the bandage daily while repeating the procedure of cleaning and applying sugar. It is better to rip off the bandage instead of giving it a gentle pull. The forceful motion removes the dead tissue and clears the wound from any foreign objects.
Step # 5 – Be patient. Healing with sugar is a slow process and may take many months to heal, especially for serious wounds. However, in a few days, you see positive results as the sugar is a pain reliever. It reduces throbbing pain in the wound and surrounding tissues.
Sugar for healing wounds
For many years, sugar has been used to heal wounds in both human and animal medicine. It used to be added to iodine solution, but no longer used today. Sugar has a hyperosmotic effect against bacteria like honey and better than oversaturated saline solution. Because of its hyperosmotic effect, it cannot use in wounds that have pus as chronic leg ulcer or burns with fluid. Due to the granules of sugar, it causes itchiness and damages the perilesional skin. During the hot season or in tropical climate, use sugar with care as it attracts myasigenic flies on the wound.
Excessive sugar is a bad thing if you are overweight. However, granulated sugar poured over wounds can hurry up the healing process, according to a latest research from the U.K. The research was conducted by senior lecturer of the University of Wolverhampton Dr. Moses Murandu who grew up in Zimbabwe, where wounds are treated with sugar. About 35 patients have been treated with the sugar treatment and none have reported any side-effects.
Sugar has gone to the next level, it is not only a sweetener, but as medicine and helps wound to heal faster. So much so that it’s worth for every prepper to include a big bag of sugar in the emergency stockpile.