Honey and Wound Healing: An Overview
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 04/11/2011
Lee DS et al. - There is biologic evidence to support the use of honey in modern wound care, and the clinical evidence to date suggests a benefit.
- Honey has been used to treat wounds throughout the ages.
- This overview explores both historic and current insights into honey in its role in wound care.
- The proposed antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and physiologic mechanisms of action is described.
- The clinical evidence of the efficacy of honey in a variety of acute and chronic wound types is reviewed.
- Additional considerations of safety, quality, and the cost effectiveness of medical-grade honeys is considered.