Friday, October 12, 2018

'Mad Honey' Heals Infected Wounds

The effect of different types of honey on healing infected wounds

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J Wound Care. 2018 Oct 1;27(Sup10):S18-S25


To investigate the effects of treatments of 'mad honey', blossom honey and nitrofurazone on infected wound healing.


Male albino Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: 'mad honey' (MH), blossom honey (BH), nitrofurazone (N) and control (C). All rats were anaesthetised intraperitoneally. A circular skin incision was made to the back regions. Grafts containing slime-producing Staphylococcus epidermidis were placed on the incision area and then sutured to the skin. Infection in the wound area was confirmed after 48 hours. Wounds were dressed twice daily with the various treatment materials. Rats were randomly euthanised on days 7 or 14, and tissue samples taken. Tissue samples were assessed for hydroxyproline (HP), tensile strength (TS) and macroscopic measurement (area and intensity).


HP levels were higher in the treatment groups (MH, BH, N) at days 7 and 14 compared with the control group. 'Group x day' interaction was found in the HP levels (p = 0.015). Increases in HP levels in the MH and N groups between days 7 and 14 were significantly higher than those in the other groups (p < 0.05). Intensity was significantly lower in the control group and significantly higher in group MH compared with the other groups. Significant 'group x day' interaction was observed in intensity (p = 0.006). TS was significantly lower on day 7 than on day 14 (p = 0.022). No marked difference was observed between the groups, nor any 'group x day' interaction, in terms of TS.


Honey administration successfully healed infected wounds. However, there was no significant difference between the effect of MH and that of N in terms of wound healing.

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