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The Use of Manuka Honey to Promote Wound Healing

Molan, P. (2013). The use of manuka honey to promote wound healing. L.O.G.I.C (Linking Opportunities Generating Inter-Professional Collaboration): The Official Journal of The New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses, NZNO, March 2013, 23-25. • November 26, 2021

Generally wounds do not heal or are slow to heal because
the wound is inflamed. Inflammation is also responsible for
scarring.The use of honey as a wound dressing
prevents these problems through its
potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory

Honey For Wound Care in The 21st Century

Coper, R, 2016 • November 26, 2021

This review, written in memory of Professor Peter Molan, who published a paper in the Journal of Wound Care in 1999 describing the therapeutic properties of honey in relation to wound care, provides an update to show how our understanding of the mode of action of honey has changed within the past 17 years. Cooper,…

The super-food Manuka honey, a comprehensive review of its analysis and authenticity approaches

Farag, M. et al. 2021 • November 15, 2021

Manuka honey (MH) stands out from other honey types as a unique super-food with clinically proven antimicrobial and wound healing activities. Its unique traits and the broad range of applications (i.e. food, cosmetics, nutraceuticals /natural health products) have marked up its price 6 to 25 times than other honey types. Concurrent to the increased market…

Nectary photosynthesis contributes to the production of mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) floral nectar

November 24, 2021

Nectar collected from mānuka​ trees (Leptospermum scoparium)​ is the basis for a special type of honey that has what the honey industry calls a “unique mānuka factor” (UMF).

In vivo absorption and metabolism of leptosperin and methyl syringate, abundantly present in manuka honey.

Ishisaka. A. et al. (2017) • November 9, 2021

Manuka honey, which shows strong nonperoxide-dependent antibacterial activity, contains unique components, such as methyl syringate 4-O-_-D-gentiobioside (leptosperin) and its aglycone,methyl syringate (MSYR). We investigated the absorption and metabolism of these components in manuka honey. Manuka honey (15 g) was fed to healthy human volunteers.  MSYR-GA, MSYR-S, and MSYR were detected in both plasma and urine….