A review on recent progress of stingless bee honey and its hydrogel-based compound for wound care management

Esa, Nur Eszaty Farain and Ansari, Mohamed Nainar Mohamed and Abd Razak, Saiful Izwan and Ismail, Norjihada Izzah and Jusoh, Norhana and Zawawi, Nurliyana Ahmad and Jamaludin, Mohamad Ikhwan and Sagadevan, Suresh and Nayan, Nadirul Hasraf Mat (2022) A review on recent progress of stingless bee honey and its hydrogel-based compound for wound care management. Molecules, 27 (10). ISSN 1420-3049, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27103080.

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Stingless bee honey has a distinctive flavor and sour taste compared to Apis mellifera honey. Currently, interest in farming stingless bees is growing among rural residents to meet the high demand for raw honey and honey-based products. Several studies on stingless bee honey have revealed various therapeutic properties for wound healing applications. These include antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties related to wound healing. The development of stingless bee honey for wound healing applications, such as incorporation into hydrogels, has attracted researchers worldwide. As a result, the effectiveness of stingless bee honey against wound infections can be improved in the future to optimize healing rates. This paper reviewed the physicochemical and therapeutic properties of stingless bee honey and its efficacy in treating wound infection, as well as the incorporation of stingless bee honey into hydrogels for optimized wound dressing.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Innovative Research and Management Centre (iRMC), Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia J510050002, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stingless bee honey; Hydrogel; Wound healing; Antioxidants; Antibacterial; Anti-inflammatory; Natural moisturizer
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2023 04:27
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2023 04:27
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/42226

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