Honey as a topical treatment for wounds.

  title={Honey as a topical treatment for wounds.},
  author={Andrew Jull and Anthony Rodgers and Natalie Walker},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Honey is a viscous, supersaturated sugar solution derived from nectar gathered and modified by the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Honey has been used since ancient times as a remedy in wound care. Evidence from animal studies and some trials has suggested honey may accelerate wound healing. OBJECTIVES The objective was to determine whether honey increases the rate of healing in acute wounds (burns, lacerations and other traumatic wounds) and chronic wounds (venous ulcers, arterial… CONTINUE READING