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[Apitherapy--the role of honey in the chronic wound healing process].

Abstract

With increasing frequency, modern medicine directs attention to natural products and biological therapy methods and their use in clinical practice. Bee honey as well as other bee products (propolis, royal jelly and venom) have already found use in medicine not only as immune system stimulants but also as chronic wound healing promoters. The major arguments for implementing apitherapy are the low cost in comparison with conventional therapies and the fact that honey has proved effective against resistant hospital pathogens. Besides antimicrobial characteristics associated with no antimicrobial resistance risk, honey has anti-inflammatory effects. Controlled clinical trials have shown honey to be effective in chronic wound healing and gave rise to medihoney. Nevertheless, further study is needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of honey in clinical practice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ustav Zoológie, Slovenská Akadémia Vied, Bratislava. Juraj.Majtan@savba.sk

Source

MeSH

Anti-Infective Agents
Honey
Humans
Wound Healing
Wound Infection

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

cze slo

PubMed ID

19750825

Citation

TY - JOUR T1 - [Apitherapy--the role of honey in the chronic wound healing process]. A1 - Majtán,J, PY - 2009/9/16/entrez PY - 2009/9/16/pubmed PY - 2009/10/3/medline SP - 137 EP - 40 JF - Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie : casopis Spolecnosti pro epidemiologii a mikrobiologii Ceské lékarské spolecnosti J.E. Purkyne JO - Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol VL - 58 IS - 3 N2 - With increasing frequency, modern medicine directs attention to natural products and biological therapy methods and their use in clinical practice. Bee honey as well as other bee products (propolis, royal jelly and venom) have already found use in medicine not only as immune system stimulants but also as chronic wound healing promoters. The major arguments for implementing apitherapy are the low cost in comparison with conventional therapies and the fact that honey has proved effective against resistant hospital pathogens. Besides antimicrobial characteristics associated with no antimicrobial resistance risk, honey has anti-inflammatory effects. Controlled clinical trials have shown honey to be effective in chronic wound healing and gave rise to medihoney. Nevertheless, further study is needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of honey in clinical practice. SN - 1210-7913 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19750825/full_citation/[Apitherapy__the_role_of_honey_in_the_chronic_wound_healing_process] L2 - http://www.scholaruniverse.com/ncbi-linkout?id=19750825 ER -