Honey’s sweet potential for wound healing

1920 bee on calyx 935Honey has exceptional antimicrobial and tissue-regenerative properties that should be exploited to the full to help wounds heal, say scientists from the UK’s University of Manchester. Their review of more than 250 articles over 85 years – with the oldest article from 1937 – is published in Pharmaceutics.

The sweet substance, the researchers say, is offering an alternative to conventional antimicrobial drugs that are increasingly becoming ineffective in the face of growing resistance.

For the full story, see the October 2022 edition of Medical Textiles.


Photo: University of Manchester