Honey – Fact or Fake? Fact!

Honey – 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. “Honey reportedly has an inhibitory effect to
around 690 species of bacteria”. 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.

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