Cure Eye Infection with Honey in 24 Hours

Honey as a remedy for eye infection? Are you mad? Are you sure?

Counterintuitive But Real

Honey is good for drizzling on toasts, biscuits, and mixing it with tea, coffee or any beverages. It's also a popular folk remedy for open wounds and cuts, skin disorders and infected skin for its antimicrobial properties. And most people have no qualms about using it as a facial mask, cleanser and even as a shampoo. But when honey is suggested as a natural eye cure for eye infection, pink eye, itchy eye and dry eye, you immediately get the most incredulous, eye-wide stares.

"That's hair-raising, it sounds almost too unorthodox or ancient for a remedy, you won't put a sweet sticky stuff like honey into your eyes!" are the usual reactions we get.

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But as more and more people begin to share with us in this page on the use of honey as an effective eye drop for eye infection and even cataracts and corneal problems, instead of dismissing it quickly, you can't help but to take one step back and ponder over its relevance in treating the eyes. Actually, does honey really sound that terrible as an eye cure when most of us would so readily put chemical laden synthetic eye drop dispensed by the pharmacies to treat eye infection?

"... honey is a good salve for sore eyes" ~ Aristotle (350 B.C)

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Science-Backed Eye Cure

Current Eye Research (Vol. 36, No.9) documented that honey has anti-inflammatory properties that can be explored in several corneal inflammatory and infectious conditions. Researchers at the International Bee Research Association also reported that honey is a better natural eye cure for dry eyes than artificial tears. Though the solution used contained only 20% honey, it was found that honey could treat eye infection even when diluted. 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 effectivenss of honey drop 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.

Try some honey on tired and bloodshot eyes at night and see how it brightens the eyes in the morning. Dailymail.co.uk.com published an astounding news about how someone had used a small jar of supermarket honey to cure a painful, chronic eye infection that has troubled him for years ("I don't bee-lieve it! Man, 62, cures painful eye infection with 99p jar of honey", Daily Mail). I'm not suggesting any quality superiority or goodness of supermarket honey here, but there is certainly more than meets the eye when it comes to honey as a medicinal topical agent.

How to Apply Instructions

Follow these steps:

1. Mix equal parts raw honey with distilled water to make a solution.
2. Using a dropper, queeze two to three drops of the solution into the eye.
3. Apply two to three times daily until infection clears.

"for cataracts... a drop of liquid honey in corner of eye at night would be helpful" ~ Paavo Airola, PhD (a naturopath), 1974, "How to Get Well" p. 161

What Honey Should I Use?

Raw honey which is totally unheated and unprocessed is the best. No specific floral varietal of honey is required, but if you are looking for a honey that has a relatively high level of antibacterial, medicial grade Manuka honey is an option. Whatever honey is used, do ensure that it is 100% pure, unadulterated and contamination-free. Water used for diluting the honey should also be 100% pure and clean. Always prepare the solution just before using it so that only fresh eye drops are applied.

Testimonies of Honey as Eye Drop

Below are some testimonies from real people on this subject of honey as a home remedy for eye infection and other related eye ailments. They are a compilation of postings from our visitors to the page: In What Ways Have You Experienced the Benefits of Honey?. Honey, a folk remedy in so many ways must make a comeback in modern research! If you have more stories about the healing benefits of honey for the eyes, reach out to us via the form below so that we can share your story with others. Thank you!

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        Taunja, United States     25/06/2018 @22:30:42

I had a red swollen eyes for almost 2 weeks and a sty formed on 1 eye. I tried all the natural treatments none worked. I went and picked up some raw honey Saturday and by Tuesday my eye was back to normal! I will always recommend this treatment to everyone!


        Tabish Raza, Pakistan     27/05/2018 @16:20:07

Surrounded by modern medicine with after effects, we should resort to natural remedies. I had redness and pain in my eyes for a day and it reached a spot where I couldn't bear the pain. I went for raw honey, applied it directly to my eye and it did sting a bit, as it should and now I feel fine.


        Sol, United States     15/04/2018 @13:32:08

I believe in raw honey for the eyes. I was told by my doctor that I had small cataracts in my eyes. I started to apply pure honey on my eyes every night. When I went back to my next check up, the doctor didn't find any cataracts.


        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     20/03/2018 @12:13:09

Rupashree, no one has specifically mentioned Uveitis yet, but I guess there is no harm trying?


        Rupashree Rao, India     20/03/2018 @02:33:24

I am suffering from Uvties from last one n half months .. Will honey drops to my eye helps me in recovering .. Plz do give me the feedback will be waiting for your response. Thank you


        Rekha, United Kingdom     18/03/2018 @18:36:21

Hi, my mum used honey for itchy dry eyes, and now that I have similar problem I use honey and it really works. I mix my raw honey with pure cold pressed castor oil. It stings less and works like an ointment.


        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     16/03/2018 @11:20:19

Iris, we've come across many reports on using honey for dry eyes. They may not be specifically related to Sjogren but you may want to do a Ctrl + F to search on this page for posts on using honey to treat dry eyes and see if there is anything relevant there. The older posts are in: Honey for Eye Infection - 2011 to 2014 Postings


        Iris, United States     16/03/2018 @03:26:08

I have sjogren and very dry eyes. Will this help my corneas. Thank you.


        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     11/03/2018 @16:20:13

Ruby, the little ones may find the honey too stinging on the eyes. But if anyone here has experience in applying honey on young children, please help advise. Thanks!


        Ruby, United States     08/03/2018 @05:36:03

I have a 3 and 2 yr old with discharge every day, eyes get stuck, can I use this honey treatment on them ..if so can someone tell me step by step how I do it. I heard a lot of good things about this, please help me.


        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     04/03/2018 @11:32:05

Earmon, you may want to try the pharmacies. But the Manuka honey eye drop is not available in every country.


        Earmon, United States     03/03/2018 @22:44:26

Where can I find honey eye drop?


        Ruthie C., United States     01/03/2018 @02:12:49

So glad to see so many people using this earth medicine. My eye specialist told me I was developing cataracts when I was in my late fifties and it was so heartbreaking because I have rare autoimmune disease that causes scar tissue to over develop. Somehow somewhere I found out about this remedy. So I put a small drop of undiluted honey in the corners of my eyes for a few nights it stung a little but way less than the RX my doctor had prescribed for my eyes. Next eye exam my doctor told me I did not have a sign of any cataracts!!! Go figure.... love Mother Nature and I love my bees.. we need to protect our little helpers!????


        Cynthia, United States     17/02/2018 @10:51:04

OMG!! I was desperate..my eyelids were facky..itchy red...litle swollen. Tried drops...changed makeup..expensive! Thought i need a dr!! But then the good Lord directed me here. I used manuka honey +10 from new zealand trader joes... Applied directly...your not going to believe this ..instant relief. I applied directly on my uppper lower lids...stung a little not bad. Left it on for 10 min. Swelling went down..flaky uggly crusty crap gone... Save the Bees!! Im making my eye drops too just ti keep it healthy. Folks it works! Thank you Jesus! My daughter started saying i was looking like . .a zombie!! Yikes


        Ruth, Benefits of Honey     10/02/2018 @09:18:20

Sana, some people find it too stinging on the eyes if the honey is not diluted. For first timers, better to mix the honey with water.


        Sana, Bahrain     08/02/2018 @12:54:32

I want to ask that if we are pouring only honey without water is it harmful. I want to improve my eyesight by pouring honey in eyes.


        Sue, Australia     06/02/2018 @07:21:47

I used honey on my cat's eye to treat an eye ulcer and was told he would probably need to have the eye removed. Now the eye is clear.


        Charles, United States     03/02/2018 @20:43:13

The only true honey is straight from the farmer. Basically, any mass produced product in the store is mixed with fillers and isn't pure. My father buys his straight from a farmer and it's about $25 for a small jar.


        Maria, Greece     03/02/2018 @07:40:01

Hello. I am searching an alternative for cataract surgery. I have read most of the comments about the raw organic honey (diluted or not with water) and its efficiency to cataract. However, I would like to ask: 1. There is a product called Optimel manuka honey eye drops which contains manuka honey. Does anybody know if it is effective for advanced cataract or if it is as effective as the manuka honey? 2. Is it safe to put honey in the eyes? 3. I think that putting honey in the eyes will stick and it will be difficult to remove it. Is it true? 4. In case that manuka honey is difficult to be found, any kind of honey is suitable? 5. How many times a day, could someone use honey as eyedrops in order to try to treat advanced cataract?6. Are there any research papers that provide information about honey as eye treatment? I really search for natural methods to reverse cataract so If anyone has managed to avoid cataract surgery using honey or any other natural method, I would like very much hear his/her personal opinion. Thank you


        Viv, Australia     29/01/2018 @22:00:14

I was told by the eye specialist that I had dry eyes and to use drops, Hated the drops she gave me and when looking up "dry eyes" I found the honey thing. As I have a friend with bees I had raw natural honey on hand and used it straight, into my eyes in the shower each morning. So far I do not have the runny itchy eyes I used to have and Im hoping it will help to slow down the cataracts I have just starting to form. I love using the honey and my eyesight seems clearer when I use it daily too.


        Barb J., United States     02/01/2018 @12:57:36

I have been diagnosed with dry eyes. My eyes water constantly except for sleeping. I would like to hear from those with constant watering eyes. I even had plugs put in the tear ducts to control it...it did not.






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