Cooper, R.A., Molan, P.C., Krishnamoorthy, L. & Harding, K.G. (2001). Manuka Honey Used to Heal a Recalcitrant Surgical Wound. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 20. 758-759.
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Ancient civilizations used honey to heal wounds. Despite the rediscovery of honey by modern physicians1 its use in conventional medicine, unlike in complementary medicine, remains limited. Much anecdotal evidence, some clinical observations, some animal models and some randomised controlled trials support the efficacy of honey in managing wounds2,3 , but few detailed descriptions of the use of honey in healing difficult surgical wounds have previously been published.
This is the accepted manuscript version of an article published in the Journal Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis