Honey Induces Wound Healing at Greater Rate Than Conventional Methods
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Honey Induces Wound Healing at Greater Rate Than Conventional Methods

Honey Induces Wound Healing at Greater Rate Than Conventional Methods

Friday, April 04, 2014

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Medical Honey and Its Role in Paediatric Patients

Br J Nurs, 2014 Mar 27;23(6):S30-4
Background: The use of complementary medical treatment in wound management has continued to grow throughout the world. There is a large body of evidence that supports the use of honey as a wound dressing for a wide range of wound types. The authors present an update of present knowledge about honey as a form of complementary medicine in paediatric wound management.
Methods: The literature cited was found by searching the PubMed, BIOSIS and ISI Web of Science databases for the phrase ‘honey and wound’. Papers where honey was used in a mixture with other therapeutic substances were excluded. Randomised controlled trials as well as case studies were taken into consideration.
Results: This paper reviews data on the effectiveness of honey in wound healing; 80 citations or references were found that matched the criteria. Furthermore, the wound-healing properties of honey are described and the mechanism of action discussed. The authors’ data show that honey induced enhanced epithelialisation, minimised scar formations and had an anti-microbiotic effect.

Conclusion: These results should encourage the use of medical honey in the field of paediatrics. It is a safe and natural substance that induces wound healing at a greater rate than conventional methods.

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