Manuka honey: an effective wound healing environment
Friday, October 1, 2010
Honey has been used for over 4000 years making it one of the oldest recorded therapies for treating wounds. Routinely and independently used over many different continents it was clearly a reliable method for wound management that had stood the test of time.The suggestion of honey for wounds today can still be looked upon as somewhat ‘alternative’. But in only a couple of years the use of honey, particlulary Activon Manuka Honey (Dechra Veterinary Products Ltd, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK) has become a popular and successful treatment for all manner of veterinary wounds. This product focus explores some of the science behind honey, why manuka is preferential and how it has been used to date in veterinary patients.
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