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Review: evidence on the effectiveness of honey for healing wounds is limited

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A B Jull

Dr A B Jull, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand;


Does topical honey improve rate of healing of acute and chronic wounds?


Included studies compared topical honey, alone or in combination with other dressing components, with dressings or other topical agents for healing acute wounds (burns, lacerations, and other traumatic wounds) and chronic wounds (venous or pressure ulcers and infected wounds healing by secondary intention), and reported data for ⩾1 primary outcome. Primary outcomes were time to complete wound healing and proportion of patients with completely healed wounds.


Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (May 2008), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2008), …

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