Monday, November 19, 2007

Study: Honey Has ‘Valuable Therapeutic Role' in Wound Care

Antibacterial Honey(Medihoney™): in-vitro Activity Against Clinical Isolates of MRSA, VRE, and Other Multiresistant Gram-negative Organisms Including Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Narelle May George; Keith F. Cutting , Wounds, Volume 19 - Issue 9 - September 2007

The clinical use of honey has received increasing interest in recent years, particularly its use as a topical antibacterial dressing.Results thus far are extremely encouraging, and demonstrate that honey is effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including multiresistant strains. This in-vitro study complements the work of others and focuses on the impact that a standardized honey can have on multiresistant bacteria that are regularly found in wounds and are responsible for increased morbidity…

The findings of the present study add to the body of evidence and clearly demonstrate that honey has a valuable therapeutic role to play in wound care, often where modern approaches have failed…

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