What is Manuka Honey and how does it work?

Manuka Honey is a pure, natural, un-pasteurized organic honey produced by bees that collect nectar from the Manuka Bush or Tea Tree Bush (Leptospermum), indigenous to New Zealand. For more information on what makes Manuka Honey so special, please see the How It Works page. For independent research on Manuka Honey, please see the News and Research page.

Can Wound Honey be used on infants and toddlers?

Pasteurized honey is a known source of bacterial spores that produce Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When ingested by infants, these bacteria make a toxin that can cause infant botulism, a rare and serious form of food poisoning. Wound Honey is to be used topically only and is not pasteurized, however, due to the uncertainty of any effects it might have on infants, we do not recommend its use.

Can Wound Honey be used on elderly people?

Absolutely. Wound Honey is commonly used in elderly patients with wounds such as bed and pressure sores. Because there are no harmful chemicals and it is completely natural, Wound Honey is safe enough for sensitive skin.

Is Wound Honey safe for diabetics?

Yes. Wound Honey was initially developed by a podiatrist to assist in the healing of diabetic foot wounds. It is commonly used to treat diabetic leg and foot wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Should Wound Honey be used on people who are allergic to bee venom or bee products?

No. If you have allergies to bee venom or bee products, it is not recommended that you use Wound Honey.

Can Wound Honey be used on animals?

Yes. Wound Honey is currently being used by pet owners and veterinarians throughout the country for cuts and wounds, hot spots, dermatitis, surgical wounds and more.

What does Wound Honey feel like on a wound?

Because Wound Honey contains natural emollient and antiseptic properties, Wound Honey can feel very soothing. However, due to the activity levels in the honey, it is possible to feel a slight stinging or burning when first applied. This is considered normal and will subside within minutes. Wound Honey is a honey product, it will be sticky, therefore we recommend covering it with a non-stick bandage.

How long should I use Wound Honey?

For the maximum benefits and results, Wound Honey should be used until the wound is completely healed. To minimize scarring after the wound has completely healed, reduce use to once a day and continue to apply for several more weeks.

How should Wound Honey be stored?

Wound Honey should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. As with any honey product, if Wound Honey is cooled, it will harden and possibly crystalize. If this happens, place honey tube in a cup of warm water to bring the honey back to its original viscosity.

I've used Wound Honey and had great results. Where should I send a testimonial?

We are always happy to receive testimonials from happy customers. Before and after photos are also greatly appreciated. If you would like to share your story, please email us at customerservice@woundhoney.com