Phuapradit W, Saropala N. For further information about the Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato, its research activities and details of where to obtain honey for medical use, visit http: The effect of catalase on the inhibine and peroxide values of various honeys.
There has also been a clinical case report of a discharging deep pressure sore not responding to various treatments, including dressing with sugar, which was completely healed in six weeks when dressed with honey .
Whichever honey is used on a wound, consideration needs to be given to its quality and further evidence and understanding of the therapeutic and chemical properties of honey is needed to optimise the use of this product in the clinical management of wounds.
House of Lords, The harmful effects of hydrogen Thesis antimicrobial activity honey are further reduced because honey sequesters and inactivates the free iron which catalyses the formation of oxygen free radicals produced by hydrogen peroxide  and its antioxidant components help to mop up oxygen free radicals .
Therapeutic efficacy of honey in infected wounds in buffaloes. Burns ; 22 6: Honey as a carrier of intestinal diseases.
Practical aspects of using honey on wounds Substantial amounts of honey need to be applied to a wound to achieve adequate potency. J Dermat Treat ; Med Times ; Studies in animal models have demonstrated that honey reduces inflammation seen histologicallycompared with various controls, in deep  and superficial  burns and in full-thickness wounds .
A recent review on the successful usage of honey as a dressing on infected wounds shows that many authors support the use of honey in infected wounds and some suggest the prophylactic use of honey on the wounds of patients susceptible to MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, .
Experientia ; 51 Non-peroxide antibacterial activity in some New Zealand honeys. This is associated with an unidentified phytochemical component, although further investigations are still to be completed.
Effects of topical application of honey on cutaneous wound healing in rabbits. The use of honey in the treatment of infected wounds. Early tangential excision and skin grafting of moderate burns is superior to honey dressing: Anti-bacterial potency Honey is produced from many different floral sources and its antimicrobial activity varies with origin and processing.
A study with Escherichia coli exposed to a constantly replenished stream of hydrogen peroxide, showed that bacterial growth was inhibited by 0. Although the level of hydrogen peroxide in honey is very low it is still effective as an antimicrobial agent.
The antibacterial activity of honey. A low-adherent dressing helps prevent the honey dressing sticking to the wound in cases where this is a problem.
Healing of an MRAS-colonised, hydroxyurea-induced leg ulcer with honey. Antimicrob Agents Chemother ; 23 5: Select Committee on Science and Technology. Clinical and bacteriological outcome of wounds treated with honey.
Honey as a surgical dressing. In more than published reports on the clinical usage of honey in open wounds there have been no adverse reactions noted other than a localised stinging sensation described by some patients.
Healing effect of floral honey and honey from sugar-fed bees on surgical wounds animal model.Effect of hydrogen peroxide on antibacterial activities of Canadian honeys Katrina Brudzynski Abstract: Honey is recognized as an efficacious topical antimicrobial agent in the treatment of burns and wounds.
The antimicrobial activity in some honeys depends on the endogenous hydrogen peroxide content. The antimicrobial property of honey is well known and mainly due to the presence of peroxide and non-peroxide compounds as well as its high water activity.
The antibacterial activity of organic honey was compared with Manuka honey. The most inhibition was obtained with Manuka honey against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis with a peak inhibition against Staphylococcus epidermidis at.
Honey is produced from many different floral sources and its antimicrobial activity varies with origin and processing. Dioscorides (c AD) stated that a pale yellow honey from Attica was the best  ; Aristotle ( BC), when discussing different honeys, referred to pale honey as being "good as a salve for sore eyes and wounds" .
60 number determined by the method devised by Dold and Witzenhausen for such comparisons Dold and Witzenhausen coined the term 'inhibine number' in to describe the degree of dilution to which a honey will retain its antibacterial activity.
Discovery of the nature of the antibacterial activity of honey It used to be assumed that it was the high sugar content of honey that was responsible for it killing bacteria.Download