Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Honey a ‘Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Agent’

Using Honey to Inhibit Wound Pathogens
Nursing Times; 104: 3, 46–49, January 23, 2008

This article reviews the laboratory and clinical evidence that relates to the antimicrobial properties of honey. Observations show it is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent with efficacy against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. It is also capable of eliminating malodours from wounds, eradicating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria from wounds and acting as an effective prophylactic agent at the exit sites of medical devices.

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