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Honey may aid wound healing

9 years, 2 months ago

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Posted on Oct 09, 2008, 7 a.m. By Rich Hurd

Honey may aid wound healing, say researchers at the renowned Cochrane Library.

Honey may aid wound healing, say researchers at the renowned Cochrane Library.

The review of 19 trials involving 2,554 people led researchers to conclude that honey may improve healing times in mild to moderate superficial and partial thickness burns, and may also be a potent antibiotic. However, they found that honey is of no benefit in the treatment of leg ulcers.

Honey is thought to aid wound healing by providing a moist environment and topical nutrition, which both promote tissue growth. It is also thought to aid in the removal of dead tissue around the wound, a process known as debridement, which helps to clear the way for the growth of new, healthy tissue.

The Cochrane Library is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide.

Jull AB. The Cochrane Library. 2008; Issue 4.

 

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