Thursday, October 04, 2007

Topical Application of Honey for Burn Wound Treatment - An Overview

Subrahmanyam M., Department of Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters

Summary: The use of honey in the treatment of burn wounds is discussed and an attempt is made to assess honey’s current status as a burn wound dressing. Various kinds of honey are considered, as also the history of its use for this purpose since ancient times. The scientific reasons for honey’s appropriateness in burns treatment are reviewed and an account is provided of the main benefits of such treatment.

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