Since ancient times, people used honey to treat medical conditions. It was only relatively recently, however, that we figured out how medical honey works.
In the late 19th century, researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial properties. Some honey also stimulates growth of special cells that can fix infection-damaged tissues. Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce pain and inflammation.
Since the 19th century, medical honey products have proven themselves time and time again. Professional medical manufacturers now incorporate medical honey into multiple products.
For example, TheraHoney wound care dressings contain 100% sterile, medical-grade Manuka honey with no fillers or additives. Manuka honey is derived from the pollen and nectar of the Leptospermum scoparium plant in New Zealand. The honey comb is used only once, and after harvesting, the honey is carefully filtered, irradiated and laboratory-tested for high efficacy.
Active Manuka gel is ideal for difficult to dress wounds. It is Indicated for use on wounds with no drainage to moderate drainage.
High sugar levels (87%) in TheraHoney result in osmotic pressure that attracts moisture to the wound bed. This helps prevent scab formation and promotes autolytic debridement of dead tissue, a moist wound healing environment, and rapid reduction of wound odor.
Medical honey wound care dressings are recommended for use on partial and full-thickness wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds and trauma wounds under the supervision of a healthcare professional, as well as minor abrasions, lacerations or cuts and small scalds and burns.