Burns

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 
Aloe Vera, especially raw, [as well as raw honey (especially Manuka)] are superior burn and/or wound salves. 2/20-26/2006 www.epochtimes.com  Aloe Vera is a popular plant which can be grown in one's kitchen. Peel and use gel.  Only a small amount is needed. Cut plant will heal itself.  Large individual stalks can also be purchased in grocery stores, especially health food and Asian.
 
Comfrey rhizome/tea/poultices/allantoin (C4H6N4O3) significantly protects/encourages the healing of deep burns.   Burtis, C. Edward  Nature's Miracle Medicine Chest  Arco publishing
 
Emu oil http://aea-emu.org/node/114   http://www.desertpalmsemu.com/htm/oil_info.htm
 
Hup A - huperzine A -
 
Raw Manuka honey is renown for healing open battlefield wounds + hard to heal wounds/sores in the hospital.
Used in 1550 by Egyptians.  Contains hydrogen peroxide.  Honey must have rating of 4%+ of antiseptic ability as compared to phenol (carbolic disinfectant) for a rating as 'active honey' such as Manuka, Rewarewa and Wild Flora.  Manuka has an additional anti-bacterial component (UMF/unique Manuka factor - called active UMF 10+) in addition to it's hydrogen peroxide. Manuka honey can be purchased in strengths of 5%-20%.  Cr Peter Molan of University of Waikato is cited for his research. Honey New Zealand (HNZ) is a century old
Te Awamutu, New Zealand bee keeper and supplier providing ISO 9001 certified honey. 
[A new product, good for arthritis, contains bee venom and glucosamine. www.honeynz.co.nz 
This can cause temporary stinging reactions.
This last item use in SMALL drops.]
(Postal address= Unit 5 & 6a, 114 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND)
MANUKA HONEY USA www.manukahoneyusa.com "Dr. Peter Molan, Associate Professor, Honey Research Unit Waikato University in New Zealand has been researching Active Manuka Honey for the past 25+ years. He found that it does not matter what type of bacteria one is dealing with on an external wound - when this Active Manuka Honey UMF16+ is applied, the wound will heal naturally...A MEDIUM strength Active Manuka Honey with a UMF Rating of UMF 16-18 works for 99.9% of our (retail) customers without any side effects! A little burning or stinging sensation when the honey is first applied to a wound is normal, and in most cases quite tolerable. However, if you were to use an Active Manuka Honey with a UMF Factor of 20+ / 25+ / 30+ (for some) it will be unbearable and quite painful, - and (vendor contends that) this "over-strong" honey will not (necessarily) heal anything faster."  http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/contents.shtml
Consider other antibacterial honeys, especially if raw:
http://www.honeymarkproducts.com/isolation-by-hplc-and-characterization-of-the-bioactive-fraction-of-manuka-honey-leptospermum-scopa.aspx  
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manuka honey samples of various non-peroxide antibacterial activities http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/contents.shtml were kindly supplied by Comvita. (http://www.airborne.co.nz/rata.shtml , nodding thistle http://www.airborne.co.nz/nodthis.shtml , http://www.airborne.co.nz/thyme.shtml New Zealand honey)
34 New Zealand honey samples from certified sources were supplied by the New Zealand Honey Food and Ingredient Advisory Service of the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand; these included samples of
clover (Trifolium spp.), Northern Rata (Metrosideros robusta), kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa), Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare) http://www.airborne.co.nz/vipersb.shtml , tawari (Ixerba brexioides), rewarewa (Knightia excelsa), Pohutakawa (Metrosideros excelsa), Clover/Gum (Eucalyptus spp.), Clover/Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), Clover/Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata), Beech (Nothofagus spp.), Honeydew http://www.airborne.co.nz/hnydew.shtml , Koromiko (Hebe spp.), Mingimingi (Cyathodes juniperina) and Penny Royal (Mentha pulegium). Commercially available Comvita UMF 30+ manuka honey was used for isolation of the active fraction. http://www.airborne.co.nz/history.shtml
Manuka Honey - http://tnymed.com/?p=200 -
"The finding that Helicobacter pylori is probably the causative agent in many cases of
dyspepsia has raised the possibility that the therapeutic action of honey may be due to its antibacterial properties.
Consequently, the sensitivity of Helicobacter pylori to honey was tested, using isolates from biopsies of gastric ulcers. It was found that all five isolates tested were sensitive to a 20% (v/v) solution of manuka honey in an agar well diffusion assay, but none showed sensitivity to a 40% solution of a honey in which the antibacterial activity was due primarily to its content of hydrogen peroxide. [Remember what I explained about how Manuka doesnít USE hydrogen peroxide]
" in it's antibacterial activity...

"Neither the age of the (numerous unpasterurized) honey samples nor whether they
had been processed by the apiarist was associated with lower activity. However,
the difference between floral sources in the
antibacterial activity was very highly significant. Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides (A. Rich.) J. Thompson. Family: Myrtaceae), manuka (Leptospermum scoparium J. R. et G. Forst. Family: Myrtaceae), ling heather (Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull. Family: Ericaceae) and kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa Linn. f. Family: Cunoniaceae) were shown to be sources likely to give honey with high antibacterial activity.  (However) [A lot of different types of honey have antibacterial effects;] (when) antibacterial activity was assayed with catalase added to remove hydrogen peroxide, most of the honeys showed NO detectable antibacterial activity. [Our body produces catalase to protect us from hydrogen peroxide. This is an example of why a medical honey (with the hydrogen peroxide chemically removed)
may test in the lab as strong as Manuka but be useless in our body] 
Only manuka and vipers bugloss (Echium vulgare L. Family: Boraginaceae) honeys showed this type
of (antibacterial) activity in a significant proportion of the (unpasteurized) samples
.
The high antibacterial activity of manuka honey was in many cases due entirely to this non-peroxide component (ingredient/activity). [They are talking about the MGO in Manuka Honey]
" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXCgFnnvZs  German Dr. Thomas Henle -
Manuka health  MGO - [Concentration of the dominant anti-bacterial constituent:
(Methylglyoxal)
vs presence of hydrogen-peroxide as the disinfectant] http://www.mgomanuka.com/mgo_vs_umf.cfm " - http://www.manukahealth.co.nz/ - http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2008/02/paul-mgo-manuka-honey-level-is-consumer.html
"T
he pronounced antibacterial activity of New Zealand Manuka honey directly originates from MGO."

 
Saint (St.) John's Wort (hypericum) in olive oil (a product called Red Oil) can be
used topically on skin to increase epithelization of 2nd-3d degree burn wounds. http://prescribersletter.therapeuticresearch.com/cat3539-Natural-Medicines/Browse.aspx?s=PRL
Sesame seed oil is recommended for remediating burns, frostbite and bruising. 
Burtis, C Edward  Nature's Miracle Medicine Chest  Arco publishing
Silver  "Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister."  - This liquid can be found in health food stores. http://www.all-natural.com/silver-1.html - "The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes (of spraying on the skin), the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life."
If ingested for anti-bacterial purposes, most providers recommend that one NOT exceed 1 teaspoon per day. "The ideal color of colloidal
silver is a golden yellow...If it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass."  Refrigeration is a good idea.  To protect clothing, spray at night, perchance underwear/PJ's/sheets turn silver/grey/black.
 

CONVENTIONAL APPLICATIONS

 
Huperzia Serrate PE (1%-5% huperzine) (A &/or B) from perennial moss for burns, scald, senile memory loss & snake-bites - http://www.xatiancheng.com/hup.htm   
 
1% silver sulfadiazine "cream" - by prescription http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/silversulf_ids.htm
"
A topical antimicrobial drug indicated as an adjunct for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns...Dressings are not required." Apply with sterile popsicle stick, not fingers. http://www.rxmed.com/b.main/b2.pharmaceutical/b2.1.monographs/CPS-%20Monographs/CPS-%20(General%20Monographs-%20S)/SSD.html  
Balego & Associates, Inc. http://www.amazon.com/Thermazene-Sulfadiazine-Antibacterial-Antifungal-Topical/dp/B000RFDP78/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1213965045&sr=1-9
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/pdfs/PatientEd/Materials/PDFDocs/dis-cond/burn/silvadin.pdf  Cream "kills germs (antimicrobial)."   
Cream contains lanolin and mineral oil as a base.
Handbook of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulations
 
Insecta-Shield is a liquid product #4763 approved by the state of California, USA as an approved fire retardant coating (rinse/spray for cotton, polyester, olefin, silk, rayon fabrics) & manufactured by NY Fire-Shield Inc, Post Office Box 7305, Auburn, New York 13022. Be sure to check ingredients, as many commercial applications are extremely toxic when handled or breathed (such as insecticides) during application.
 

HEALINGS

 
Fluitt, Clarice - http://d3tnb2mam8l2qt.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IS845Transcript_Fluitt.pdf 2/2016
"I came in. I heard what was going on, and I said, 'Honey, let me explain something to you. If you donít understand, if you canít hear my voice, if you donít understand authority, you open the door for demonic attacks upon your life.'
I said, 'You confess that what you did was wrong.
I will forgive you and make intercession, and God will heal you.'
He said, 'I was wrong and shouldnít have done it,' which he immediately responded.
Faith cometh by hearing, and I had a teaching from a woman that had been born helplessly deformed and God appeared her, Betty Baxter.
You may have heard this story.  My son listened to it.
He says, 'Do you believe thatís true?'
I said yes. Heís 12 years old.
He said, 'If God will do it for that woman heíll do it for me.'
He got up with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his face, on his chest, on his arms, skin hanging, undid himself, and went and got in the bathtub, and came back in 15 minutes. There was not a mark on his body."
 
McKenna, Sister Briege - http://www.churchnewssite.com/portal/?p=12982 - Sr.Briege & The Eucharistic Miracle -
"Before the Mass began, she watched an old woman coming in, carrying a bundle on her shoulder. At first, Sr. Briege thought that it was some form of a gift for Fr. Rick.  But, when the old woman opened up the cloth, in it there was a little child, completely burned from head to fool, filthy dirty, and screaming!  The woman looked at Fr. Rick, and with great compassion, she said, 'Please bless him. I found him smouldering when I was coming across the mountain.' She had picked him up, put him into this cloth, and carried him to Fr. Rick.  The child was practically skinless! Fr. Rick looked at the little boy, got Sr. Briege to join with him in a prayer, and then suggested that he be placed under the table on which the Mass was to be celebrated...
Mass ended and the burned little boy, who had been placed under the Mass table, had long since stopped crying. Sr. Briege went to look for him, and she was overwhelmed when she saw him. He had crawled out from under the table, was totally healed, and was playing in the sand."