Honey is a common ingredient that many people are familiar. Being a delicious, natural sweetener, many people use it as a good natural choice for a sweetener instead of processed sugar.
Honey contains a wide range of nutritional and medicinal value, and has been used since the early days of Egyptian tombs. Today, it is considered “liquid gold”.
In recent times, it has become very popular because of its benefits to increase energy and weight loss. Add a little honey lemon water has helped people lose significant weight.
Not only weight loss, honey is a popular ingredient in home remedies for common ailments, including headaches, acne, pimples, heartburn, nausea, constipation, dry skin, insomnia, anxiety, indigestion, cough and sore throat, to name a few.
In addition, this product in the common kitchen can be used to treat leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, burns, cuts and wounds. Honey promotes rapid healing by stimulating tissue regeneration, angiogenesis and fibroblast growth.
When applied to a wound, enzymes introduced in honey bees slowly release hydrogen peroxide antiseptic which is effective against bacteria. However, it does not cause tissue damage and inhibit the growth of fibroblasts. Furthermore, the osmotic effect of honey keeps the wound moist and clean, which is important for the formation of healthy granulation tissue to prevent scarring.
also softens the anti-inflammatory action of honey and promotes healing by reducing pain and swelling.
have been conducted
Numerous scientific studies to observe the wound healing properties of honey possessing.
A 2006 study published in the International Journal of wounds of the lower extremities conducted 22 trials with 2,062 patients receiving honey as a wound dressing. The researchers found that honey was beneficial as a wound dressing as follows:
- Its antibacterial quality clears an existing infection and protects wounds from additional infection
- its anti-inflammatory properties. activity reduces edema and minimizes scarring.
- stimulates growth granulation tissue and epithelium regeneration to accelerate healing.
- eliminates odors.
A 2009 study by the University of Auckland researchers found honey to be effective in reduce healing time of burn wounds . Using data from 19 clinical trials with 2,554 patients treated with untreated wounds, the researchers found that honey helped wounds heal faster compared with gauze dressings and normal film commonly used to treat burns.
A 2011 study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine shows the medicinal property and the antibacterial activity of honey in the area .
After a thorough analysis, the potential of Manuka and the Tualang honey against microorganisms led researchers to suggest their possible use as an alternative therapeutic agent in certain medical conditions, especially wound infections
Another study published in 2012 in AYU -. An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda evaluated wound healing property of unprocessed honey traumatic cutaneous wounds on.
In this study, 10 patients with skin wounds were randomly selected for the clinical trial. The wound site, shape, size, floor and the margin registered in day 0 and day 7 observed, 15, 20 and until the end of the healing process.
Ultimately, it was found that honey provides a significant improvement in the healing process, as it has healing properties antibacterial wounds, cleaning wounds and
Another 2015 study published wounds -. A compendium of Clinical Research and Practice concludes that honey, and Manuka honey in particular, is an important tool for wound care.