Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Honey Heals Burns More Quickly Than Standard Dressings

Honey: Best Treatment For Burns
Sky News, 10/8/2008

Natural honey can heal burns more quickly than some standard dressing treatments, a study has shown.

Scientists looked at data from 19 trials involving more than 2,500 patients with a range of different wounds.

They found that honey was better at reducing the time it takes to recover from mild to moderate burns than some widely used gauze and film dressings.

"We're treating these results with caution, but it looks like honey can help speed up ealing in some burns," said Dr Andrew Jull, from New Zealand's University of Auckland…

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