Monday, May 25, 2009

Honey Performed Well on Light to Medium Burns - Researchers

Wellington, May 23 NZPA - A review of previous medical research has shown that honey can be an effective treatment for superficial and partial-thickness burns.

But the New Zealand Medical Journal reports that more research is urgently required before honey can be regarded as a mainstream treatment for burns.

It has published an analysis of the results of eight studies which compared the effectiveness of honey with alternative burn dressing treatments - some of them older remedies such as potato peel or amniotic membranes from a fetus…

See: Honey in the Treatment of Burns: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Its Efficacy
Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 22-May-2009, Vol 122 No 1295

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