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Saturday, 4 February 2012

How Honey can also Treat Wounds ?

Honey has long been known to have antimicrobial properties. It is made ​​of honey as one of the excellent traditional medicine.

One type of honey, which occupied the top position is the type of  honey. Types of honey are believed to treat chronic wound infections, and even prevent the injury to develop.

The study was conducted by researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In a study published in the journal Microbiology, said that manual honey is not only completely destroy the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, but also bind to components of scar tissue.

Streptococcus progenies is the bacteria on the skin that are often associated with severe injuries. Bacteria that infect wounds can clump together to form biofilms, which becomes a barrier for drugs consumed.

Honey comes from honey bees foraging on manual trees which are found growing in New Zealand and parts of Australia.

From these studies, manuka honey has been reported to inhibit more than 80 species of bacteria, but the antimicrobial properties of honey have not been fully exploited by modern medicine.

"We found that manual honey reduces the expression of bacterial surface protein, binds human fibronectin to inhibit the wound, thus making less likely the formation of biofilms. This is a viable mechanism with manual honey so as to minimize the acute wound infection and also the establishment of chronic infection," said Dr. one researcher


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