How To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation

KJ Barber
By KJ Barber September 14, 2018 07:42

How To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation

If you have been around horses, or know someone who has, you might have heard of sugardine. It’s a popular antiseptic often used on horses. But, more and more people are also using on on themselves now as well.

Sugardine is a natural antiseptic that utilizes the antibacterial properties of iodine and pure sugar, which works to help in both preventing and treating infections. And, in addition to being a great natural treatment, it’s also very easy and inexpensive to make. Two ingredients…that’s all it takes. This, along with its practicality, makes it a popular choice among preppers.

Tradition has shown sugardine to work well on horses for ailments such as thrush, laminitis, abscesses, and various other wounds. When used on both horse and human, it has been efficient in drawing out the infection, as well as improving drainage. And it also has been linked to promoting growth of healthy tissue.

The Ingredients and Their Significance

The ingredients are simple and inexpensive:

  • Table Sugar
  • 10% Povidone Iodine

The use of sugar in a highly-concentrated form, hinders the growth of bacteria, as it sucks out the damaging moisture out of the wound. Moisture promotes bacteria. So, when it’s not present, the bacteria will die off.

And, the reason for using iodine goes beyond a simple additive to create a paste-like texture to adhere to the wound better than straight sugar. It also provides a line of defense.How To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation

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How to Make It

It is best to begin the process with the amount of sugar similar to the amount of finished product you want in the end. Adding the iodine will not add volume or mass. So, if you are looking for 1 cup of sugardine, start with 1 cup of sugar. Then add the iodine slowly, until you get to the consistency similar to a thick peanut butter-like texture. If you start with the iodine first, you will most likely end up using far more sugar than you intended.

Just a word of caution, you may want to wear gloves when making this, as it could stain your skin.

Follow these simple steps to make the sugardine:

#1. Add sugar firstHow To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation#2. Slowly add iodine (about half the amount of sugar)How To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation#3. Mix well (this is too thin)How To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation#4. Add more sugar to thickenHow To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And Inflammation#5. Good consistency, similar to thick peanut butterHow To Make Antiseptic Sugardine To Treat Wounds And InflammationOnce you have the desired amount and correct consistency place it in an airtight container with a lid.How-To-Make-Antiseptic-Sugardine-To-Treat-Wounds-And-Inflammation-8

Stir the mixture before using, if it has sat a while. But, it will not go bad.

How to Use It

Place the mixture on the wound and cover it with a bandage. If there is a lot of drainage and you see leakage, replace the sugardine on a regular basis. The goal is to dry the wound out, so replacing wet bandages is important.

In fact, by leaving a saturated bandage on the wound, the sugardine could do the opposite of its intent, by encouraging bacteria growth.

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KJ Barber
By KJ Barber September 14, 2018 07:42
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11 Comments

  1. Emanon September 14, 12:08

    I wonder the long-term health benefits vs negative effects on humans.

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  2. Manda September 14, 14:08

    Thank you!! Claude you help me each day I open the emails. My husband thinks im cracked, but when shtf he will thank me. Made the Comphrey salve last year it works so well. Bless you and be well.

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  3. Medievaldigger September 14, 15:43

    I wonder if adding herbs to the sugar is a possibility?

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    • Enigma September 18, 15:44

      KISS is better. If it ain’t broken, don’t ‘fix’ it.

      If you know herbs, separately make tisanes for immediate ingestion/applications, and tinctures to store. Some herbs, such as lily and other roots, are ordinarily poisons. See the drink given Socrates (So’krates.)

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  4. Maggie September 14, 16:54

    Would honey be better then sugar?? Honey has natural healing properties to start with .

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  5. Judge Holden September 14, 23:13

    This is the most important info that will ever appear on this site. I am completely skeptical of everything but this treatment is easy to research, there is a tremendous amount of material from Farriers, a trade that has used this treatment for generations on horses with great effectiveness. Many accounts in folk medicine old and new, surprisingly modern clinical studies also show it very effective. Lack of access to antibiotic drugs is going to be a disaster after TEOTWAWKI, but sugar+p.i. is even effective against drug resistant bacteria. The limitation is shelf life of p.i. unopened is 2 years, 28 days once opened. It can be purchased in single use packets so as not to waste a whole bottle on one treatment, put together a bunch of these packets and a pound of sugar with sterile dressings and you’ll have an excellent wound treatment kit.
    Sugar is also effective w/o the p.i. which really surprises me. Sweet article!

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  6. SteveF September 16, 03:07

    This method of using sugar to tread wounds was first written about in the medical literature of ancient Egypt. Practically any medium can be used to moisten and carry the sugar. The Egyptians used lard.

    I used this in my medical practice many times, with great success, and without failure, to treat the nastiest infected wounds. I highly recommend it.

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