Honey â€“ Fact or Fake? Fact!
More than just a sweet idea, a lot of research supports the use of
Honey as a healing agent. Honey is most likely effective as a wound
Healing agent due to its antibacterial properties, says Adam Friedman,
The Director of dermatologic research at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in New York. â€śHoney reportedly has an inhibitory effect to
around 690 species of bacteriaâ€ť. Honey not only produces a high osmotic
effect (this refers to shifts in water content in bacterial cells which lead
to cell damage or death), but it can produce low levels of hydrogen peroxide,
a free radical that is toxic to bacteria at this low concentration but safe to
human cells, says Friedman Ideally, Friedman recommends using medical-
grade honey products for wound healing purposes, such as New Zealand
manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey and Australian Leptospermum
honey, also known as Medihoney. Apply liberally and cover with a non-
adherent dressing. Change once or twice a day.