Antibacterial properties of tualang honey and its effect in burn wound management: a comparative study

  title={Antibacterial properties of tualang honey and its effect in burn wound management: a comparative study},
  author={Nur Aimi Mohd Nasir and Ahmad Sukari Halim and Kirnpal Kaur Banga Singh and A A Dorai and Mehru-Nisha Muhammad Haneef},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  pages={31 - 31}
BackgroundThe use of honey as a natural product of Apis spp. for burn treatment has been widely applied for centuries. Tualang honey has been reported to have antibacterial properties against various microorganisms, including those from burn-related diagnoses, and is cheaper and easier to be absorbed by Aquacel dressing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential antibacterial properties of tualang honey dressing and to determine its effectiveness as a partial thickness burn wound… 
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