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    • Cassandra on October 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:

      I attended the seminar that took place at the EPOCH senior living (Providence) on Thursday am. and the presentation involving the use of honey for natural wound healing was remarkable. The topic was well-informed & the example slides ensured the guarantee of this product. Thank you Dr. Dennison!

      -Cassandra

      • Allen on December 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm said:

        Thank you cassandra for attending the seminar. i hope you have had an opportunity to use the wonderful ointment on scatches, burns and the like. The immediate cessation of crying of the small child who has fallen down and skinned his knee is a particular relief. Covering the ointment with a high quality bandage such as Nexcare (3M) which comes in a variety of sizes makes dressing the wound a snap. Unless a dressing gets wet or loose, leaving it in place for three days is superior to daily changes. The honey prevents infection and the wound matrix progresses to healing without scabbing and with consequent reduction in scarring. This ointment can be used on painful anal hemorrhoids which are just varicose veins where one least wants them. The sugars shrink them as well as OTC prepartions costing more money and the antibacterial action guards against infection. Apply after every stool or when pain or itching return as needed. Any lesion not improving after 3 days needs a qualified practitioner to diagnose and treat it, however. The ointment is good to apply before hiking or skiing to prevent blisters and chafing. Simple chaffing of the genitalia from overuse is well-treated with this ointment. Stinging and/or redness which persist with the ointment however, are more serious, possible manifestations of sexually transmitted disease requiring an exam with a qualified practitioner. Stinging, as opposed to itching, is a “neuropathic” symptom typical of genital herpes. Since this infection is communicable and treatable, a prompt call to your primary care practice is advised.

        Send us any before and after pictures and we will post them! Allen Dennison, M.D.

    • Jeff Wheeler on May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm said:

      Great lecture today at Evergreen House Health Center! Honey is an amazing gift from nature…and it tastes better than most medicines too.

    • Justine Buontempo on August 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm said:

      Hi Allen

      It’s Justine!!! Michael mentioned about the use of honey. My husband Ralph has a patch of excema on his inner arm. Do you think this would help or would he need something stronger/

      Justine

      • Allen on October 22, 2013 at 4:10 am said:

        Eczema is a disorder involving disruption of the skin resulting in water loss and drying. I have no experience with the use of honey ointment for this. It would not ne harmful to try; however it is greasy and patients might not like this aspect of the treatment. A pediatrician acquaintance recommends a mixture of olive oil, 6 parts and propolis, 1 part. Propolis is the bee glue used to cement and seal the cracks between the stacked stages of the bee hive. It also has antimicrobial activity It seals the cracked dry skin while preventing secondary infection. It is an effective treatment which can be applied as often as needed to improve the rough dry skin. It is no cure but my dermatology professor used to say that dermatology presents the perfect business plan, since no patient dies, or gets better. So this treatment is par for the course but is cheap and safe, if requiring reapplication. You can buy propolis in health food stores locally or on line with no trouble. Thanks for a great question!

    • Deborah Ayres on December 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm said:

      Allen! Great to see a website! You taught me years ago how to use honey bees for my MS and it really works. I have friends with hives, but I have trouble getting them in the winter. Any suggestions?
      Deb A

      • Allen on December 19, 2013 at 3:23 am said:

        So glad to hear from you after this time and good to know that your MS is controlled. As you know, harvesting bees in the winter risks the survival of the whole hive. They bunch around the queen to keep her laying at 92 deg F. Chilling the hive to remove bees, and depleting the ball around the queen will interfere with laying resulting in death of the hive. The problem is not trivial for that reason. you can set up a “nuc” inside a window in your house and have a hole in the top and honey on the walls and take the bees from the Jar as you need them. It is easy to buy bees in boxes from the south via the internet and keep them in a box and use them until they are all dead. Consult apitherapy.org for other solutions. In short you get your own beehives or just buy them by the box which apitherapy clubs in NY do. good luck! Allen

    • james kishlar on December 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm said:

      Greetings Dr. Dennison. I have only recently found your apitherapy work via our new membership with the AAS and commend this valuable information, in particular for locations such as Haiti. We at signa haiti (www.signahaiti.com) have recently established an apiculture program at our agro-forestry nurseries in Arcahaie, Haiti. Presently we are processing our unique monofleur Moringa oleifera honey, which we would like to start clinical apitherapy studies. Our Moringa honey was evaluated at the Hill Laboratories/New Zealand for Methyglyoxal and NPA (non-peroxide activity) in Oct. ’13 and the results were very favorable. We have further nutritional analysis via ABC Laboratories in Gainesville Fl. If you may not be familiar with the Moringa oleifera tree, there are numerous web sites and products that are listed for review. Of particular note is that the tree leaf and flowers provide over 48 antioxidant compounds, as well as , anti-bacterial compounds.
      In addition, we also cold-press the Moringa seed, which contains the highest proportion of lipids of any natural source and high amounts of Behenic acid. The University of Oklahoma, earlier this year purchase (1) gal of our cold pressed Moringa oil for $4K, to be used within their clinical lipids trials. Based upon the above, we do believe that our monofleur Moringa honey may be as effective or at least comparative with Manuka honey for apitherapy applications. In addition, if an ointment is to used with the honey for treatments, we believe our Moringa oil would have very high attributes, within the ointment.
      Our intentions, Dr. Dennison, are to be able to provide an effective apitherapy product for Haitians, based upon Haitian resources. This may not be limited to Haiti. There are many aspects of such a goal, that I’m not sure I could touch via e-mail and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you, so as to discuss appropriate steps for such a goal. I will be in New England mid-Jan. and if you may be available to meet up, please advise. Please also note that I’m an American architect, co-founder of signa haiti, and do not have a medical background. However, we have a host of Haitian physicians to rely upon for future expertise and are in discussions with Dr. Annette Ouellette, from Physicians for the Hands, here in Miami, for a potential clinical trial. Your particular experience with apitherapy would be of appreciated value!
      Best regards,
      James Kishlar
      co-founder of signa haiti
      305 213 6473/miami cell
      james@signahaiti.com
      kishlar@aol.com

      • Allen on April 4, 2014 at 1:51 am said:

        James and I had the pleasure to meet at Rhode Island Hospital in March 2014 to discuss the project which he wants to take to Haiti. His project is to reforest Regions of Haiti with the Moringa Tree an amazing plant with many usable parts. It requires keeping bees for pollination and he and I hope that the mono floral honey will work well for healing wounds in Haiti and beyond. But we have to prove this the way Dr. Molan has done for the Manuka Honey of New Zealand. We plan to do this using culture plates of methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus with drops of different honeys observing zones of inhibition against known antibiotics such as Mupirocin and vancomycin. Then we need to use the honey in an ointment mixture on patients with minor wounds and observe the effect on the rate of healing in randomized controlled trials.

        We experimented with the ointment ingredient together. His Moringa oil which he sells as a light pleasant hand lotion is not miscible with honey and layers like Italian dressing. He needs to solve the problem of thickening and emulsifying his compound in order to maximize his product’s Haitian ingredients. Fat chemists can use platinum electrodes to catalyze the hydrogenation of oils, corn oil to margarine being a familiar industrial process. Whether Moringa oil and its hydrogenated version will equal Vaseline and hydrophor (Aquaphor TM) in acceptability for wound work remains to be seen. I do know from my presentations to beekeepers that however popular hydrophor may be with nurses, hippie beekeepers dislike petroleum products. Therefore, pursuing a vegetable oil alternative is worthwhile. “Unpetroleum” is a castor seed product which can be purchased on line. If this can be done, the problem of using an emulsifier such as lanolin to keep the compound smoothly combined without mixing remains. If we have any fat chemists in the audience who want to help Haiti in a specialized way, I hope you will contact Mr. Kishlar. While we are waiting for the results of the wound research, the Moringa tree oil is a great hand lotion, and the honey delicious and available above at http://www.signahaiti.com. Mr. Kishlar’s commitment to rebuilding the ecosystem and self-reliance of Haiti is an inspiration to all of us.

    • james kishlar on April 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm said:

      Thank you Dr. Dennison for bringing to the attention of Honey Ointment followers our ‘wound research’ project and supportive comments for our signa haiti programs. One other important factor that I would like to mention is that we are trying to find Haitian resources for improving the Haitian society with focus upon: food, water and jobs. That being said our ‘wound research’ will first be utilizing Haitian produced and processed resources to try and find solutions that are equal to or better than the FDA approved products currently available. The other challenge is to make it less expensive at the same time, than say MediHoney. For we believe, along with Dr. Dennision, that an affordable honey based wound ointment will allow folks to use it as a preventative, as well as, post infected wound dressing. Presently we are discussing with USA labs, possible MRSA trials and will first submit 100% honey samples to compare with already acceptable antibiotics such as Vancomcin. Our primary Haitian grown resource base is from the Moringa oleifera tree, a tropical tree whose leaves and seed oil, for centuries, have been used as a nutritional supplement, medicinal and therapeutic sources. The seed oil which is comparable to olive oil, has known antimicrobial components, as well as, one of the largest % of natural lipids available via ‘natural’ sources. The flowers on the Moringa blooms all year round, so as to provide adequate nectar for the bees on a permanent bases. We are the only mono-fleural Moringa honey processors that I know of, have the capability at our arn foundation nursery to grow out 1 million Moringa trees annually and also cold press our own Moringa+ oil. For an ointment base, we are looking at blends of USP grade beeswax with our Moringa+ oil. Hopefully our MRSA testing will provide positive results so we can continue our ‘wound research’ journey.
      I may mention that the arn foundation, the primarily arm of signa haiti for this research, is a Haitian non-for- profit and has a USA 501 C3 affiliate The ARN FoundationTrust, in case Honey Ointment readers would be interested in helping financially. All proceeds from our arn foundation products/programs go back to our Haitian re-forestation efforts. The arn is not dependent upon outside revenues, but we are grateful when we get them!