The efficacy of Gelam Honey dressing towards excisional wound healing

Tan, M.K.; Hasan Adli, D.S.; Tumiran, M.A.; Abdulla, M.A.; Yusoff, K.M. (2012) The efficacy of Gelam Honey dressing towards excisional wound healing. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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    Honey is one of the oldest substances used in wound management. Efficacy of Gelam honey in wound healing was evaluated in this paper. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups of 24 rats each (untreated group, saline group, Intrasite Gel group, and Gelam honey group) with 2 cm by 2 cm full thickness, excisional wound created on neck area. Wounds were dressed topically according to groups. Rats were sacrificed on days 1, 5, 10, and 15 of treatments. Wounds were then processed for macroscopic and histological observations. Gelam-honey-dressed wounds healed earlier (day 13) than untreated and saline treated groups, as did wounds treated with Intrasite Gel. Honey-treated wounds exhibited less scab and only thin scar formations. Histological features demonstrated positive effects of Gelam honey on the wounds. This paper showed that Gelam honey dressing on excisional wound accelerated the process of wound healing.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Tan, M.K.
    2. Hasan Adli, D.S.
    3. Tumiran, M.A.
    4. Abdulla, M.A.
    5. Yusoff, K.M.
    Journal or Publication Title: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Additional Information: Division of Biohealth Science, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Correspondence should be addressed to Mui Koon Tan,
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Biohealth Science
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 09:40
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 08:59

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