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Acceleration of wound healing by topical application of honey. An animal model.

Abstract

Commercial unboiled honey was applied topically to open wounds of 12 mice. Twelve other mice served as a control group and their wounds were dressed with saline solution only. Wound healing was judged histopathologically by measuring the thickness of granulation tissue, epithelization from the periphery of the wound, and the size of the open wounds. The animals were killed 3, 6, and 9 days from the day they were wounded and treated, and their wounds were examined histopathologically. According to the three mentioned criteria, wounds of the honey-treated animals healed much faster than the wounds of the control animals (p less than 0.001). Unboiled commercial honey seems to accelerate wound healing when applied topically due to its energy-producing properties, its hygroscopic effect on the wound, and its bacteriocidic properties. Our results suggest that honey applied topically on open wounds accelerates the healing process.

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    American journal of surgery 145:3 1983 Mar pg 374-6

    MeSH

    Administration, Topical
    Animals
    Honey
    Male
    Mice
    Skin
    Wound Healing

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    6837863

    Citation

    Bergman, A, et al. "Acceleration of Wound Healing By Topical Application of Honey. an Animal Model." American Journal of Surgery, vol. 145, no. 3, 1983, pp. 374-6.
    Bergman A, Yanai J, Weiss J, et al. Acceleration of wound healing by topical application of honey. An animal model. Am J Surg. 1983;145(3):374-6.
    Bergman, A., Yanai, J., Weiss, J., Bell, D., & David, M. P. (1983). Acceleration of wound healing by topical application of honey. An animal model. American Journal of Surgery, 145(3), pp. 374-6.
    Bergman A, et al. Acceleration of Wound Healing By Topical Application of Honey. an Animal Model. Am J Surg. 1983;145(3):374-6. PubMed PMID: 6837863.
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