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    Default Water/Honey Preperation as it relates to the production of Hydrogen Peroxide

    This site offers a nice explanation of how mixing raw honey with water results in the production of hydrogen peroxide.

    http://www.sleepingbearfarms.com/raw_honey.php

    I am wondering if it makes a difference whether I mix the honey/water just prior to application or if I make a batch (honey and water mixture) in advance.

    It is much more convenient for me to make a larger batch of honey/water and keep it in a jar to be used as needed, but if this diminishes the benefit of the production of hydrogen peroxide it's not worth it.

    Any thoughts? Curious what others are doing.

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    It'd be interesting if someone with chemistry knowledge would answer your question.

    However, mixing two teaspoons of raw honey with 10 - 15 drops of water isn't that inconvenient. You could even pour some honey into the jar lid, add a few drops of water and mix with your finger.
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    So I emailed the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University in New Zealand and got the following reply.

    It seems that it is best to add water just prior to application.


    Incidentally, their site has tons of information about the healing action of raw honey as their director, Dr. Molan, appears to be on the forefront of research in this area.

    http://www.bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/contents.shtml

    Hydrogen peroxide readily decomposes in contact with a variety of different substances. Although pure hydrogen peroxide can be stored in a bottle, I suspect the ingredients in the diluted honey might cause decomposition or react with the hydrogen peroxide albeit slowly. There is a further problem in that dilute honey will grow fungus and bacteria as the dilute sugars no longer have a preservative action.
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    Associate Professor Merilyn Manley-Harris
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post
    So I emailed the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University in New Zealand and got the following reply.

    It seems that it is best to add water just prior to application.
    As I've been saying all along.

    Good to have the "official" confirmation, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auburn View Post
    It'd be interesting if someone with chemistry knowledge would answer your question.
    Hmmm....I thought your reply above indicated you were as curious as me. In any case, now we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachingking View Post

    Hmmm....I thought your reply above indicated you were as curious as me.
    Not at all. My previous post meant to encourage scientific rather than anecdotal replies.

    I've researched honey and medicinal uses of honey extensively and been saying that it is best to mix fresh batches of honey & water ever since I started to post about this treatment.
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    Default Team Honey

    Some speculate Auburn invented Honey...

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    I dont care whether u invented honey or not..
    But you sure are my queen bee Auburn

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