The bite of a brown recluse spider can spell very bad news for the victim. Their venom is extremely poisonous, more so than that of a rattlesnake. It is especially toxic to cells and tissue. When the venom is released into the skin it begins attacking the tissue. The venom is able to break down the skin, fat, and blood vessels. This eventually leads to tissue death or necrosis around the site of the bite. What makes the brown recluse’s bite even more dangerous is that it often goes unnoticed because the bite is usually painless. Symptoms don’t usually begin to develop until 2 to 8 hours after the bite occurs.
Amazingly, there is one natural ingredient that has the ability to actually heal the wound from a brown recluse spider bite. Honey has incredible wound healing powers, and can help heal everything from burns and bacterial infections to serious spider bites. Now, not just any store-bought honey works, however. It must be pure, raw honey, and manuka honey tends to work best. Manuka honey can release hydrogen peroxide, which is essential in the elimination of bacteria. Manuka honey specifically has been known to heal serious infections.
To properly utilize its healing properties you need to make sure you apply the appropriate amount of honey, spreading it evenly over the wound. What works even better is to spread the honey over a wound dressing and then wrap it around the infected area. There are even pre-packaged wound dressings that are made with honey contained inside them.
Have you ever tried using honey to help heal a wound? How well did it work for you?