Saturday, October 10, 2009

Honey as a Wound Dressing

The research supporting honey as an effective wound-healing agent is compelling...and plentiful. Just go to and search "honey wound," and you may see what I mean! The search results will come up sorted by date. I've only scanned over the first page of results (20 hits), and I am still in 2009. Wow. o.O

Not only did honey have remarkable healing effects in a study on rats, it also seems to be safer than standard silver treatments used for infected wounds (the very expensive kind we use at the hospital I work at). It doesn't, you know, kill good cells.

Beginning work on a new Suite101 article on this subject. With so much strong, positive research, this is going to be a lot of fun to write!

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