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Manuka Honey Research Extracts
Below you can find information on some of the scientific research that has been done into manuka honey and its use for various things. Some of these will be summaries, and some extracts of the research.
These are presented for your information only. Your own judgement should be used, and you are encouraged to refer to the full published articles where appropriate.
Improved Wound Healing, Lower Incidence of Infection with Manuka Honey
Manuka honey vs. hydrogel – a prospective, open label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare desloughing efficacy and healing outcomes in venous ulcers. Authors: Georgina Gethin, PhD, RGN, Dip HE wound care, Dip Anatomy, Dip Applied Physiology, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; Seamus Cowman, MSc, PhD, RNT, RGN, RPN, FFNMRCSI, PG Cert (Adults), Dip N (London), Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Journal of Clinical Nursing , published online 25 August 2008
Boosted Healing of Colitis with Manuka Honey
Effect of Manuka honey and sulfasalazine in combination to promote antioxidant defense system in experimentally induced ulcerative colitis model in rats. B Medhi, A Prakash, P K Avti, U N Saikia, P Pandhi & K L Khanduja.
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol. 46, August 2008, pp. 591-598
Extract: Manuka honey (MH, 5g/kg) provided protection against trinitro-benzo-sulphonic acid induced colonic damage. Combination therapy (MH+sulfasalazine) also reduced colonic inflammation and all the biochemical parameters were significant compared to control and MH alone treated group. Combination therapy showed additive effect of the MH which restored lipid peroxidation and improvement of antioxidant parameters. Morphological and histological scores were significantly reduced in combination groups. In inflammatory model of colitis, oral administration of MH (5g/kg) and combination with sulfasalazine (360 mg/kg) with MH (5g/kg) significantly reduced the colonic inflammation. The results indicate the additive effect of Manuka honey with sulfasalazine in colitis.