The history of honey dates back to a time when it featured prominently in healing therapies for the skin. It was recently included in a study that highlighted its potential to fight sinus infections. Well, history tends to be cyclical at times and in a new study out of New Zealand, honey might be just what the doctor ordered for burns.
It seems that honey can accelerate the healing and rejuvenation of skin, helping to promote new skin tissue growth and the removal of dead tissue. Honey does have anti-bacterial properties, but it does not seem as beneficial to surgical scars, ulcers or cuts. When it comes to burns, honey actually healed areas faster than the standard silver sulphadiazine (SSD) creams. Since the number of participants in the study was low, researchers are not yet recommending that honey be used by the mainstream population.
More studies are planned.
Published On: October 11, 2008