Current Aspects and Perspectives Regarding the Usage of Honey in Different Wounds Treatment (Review)

Octavia TAMAS-KRUMPE, Otilia BOBIŞ, Cornelia DOŞTEŢAN ABĂLARU, Adrian CIOTLĂUŞ, Laurenț OGNEAN

Abstract


Throughout time, honey proved to meet all the criteria for its usage as a topical treatment in wounds, due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.A major importance was attributed to the compounds found in honey, such as glucose oxidase, methylglyoxal, low pH and hydrogen peroxide.
The aim of this review is to provide an updated scientific support regarding the current state and the perspectives on honey application in the veterinary medical therapeutics. We sustain the utility of this documentation because of the contradiction between the abundance of research in the human medicine field and their sporadic character in the medical veterinary one.
We assess that honey should not be simply considered as a ‘folk remedy’, but as a modern therapy. Moreover, this review intends to inform the veterinary clinicians about the therapeutic potential of honey, exerted especially on wounds healing and regenerative therapy.


Keywords


honey; wounds; therapy; medical field.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:2018.0017


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