A comparison of the sensitivity of wound-infecting species of bacteria to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey and other honey.

@article{Willix1992ACO,
  title={A comparison of the sensitivity of wound-infecting species of bacteria to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey and other honey.},
  author={D J Willix and Peter C. Molan and Christopher G. Harfoot},
  journal={The Journal of applied bacteriology},
  year={1992},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={388-94}
}
Both honey and sugar are used with good effect as dressings for wounds and ulcers. The good control of infection is attributed to the high osmolarity, but honey can have additional antibacterial activity because of its content of hydrogen peroxide and unidentified substances from certain floral sources. Manuka honey is known to have a high level of the latter. Seven major wound-infecting species of bacteria were studied to compare their sensitivity to the non-peroxide antibacterial activity of… CONTINUE READING

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