manuka honey

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A medicinal grade honey applied topically to treat decubitus ulcers or prepare wound beds for skin grafts
Application When compared to standard hydrogel therapy, venous leg ulcers dressed with manuka honey have less slough, better healing and a lower incidence of infection

manuka honey (m·nōōˑ·k huˑ·nē),

n honey gathered from flowers of the manuka bush,
Leptospermum scoparium, a wild plant found in New Zealand. The active honey, in the nonpasteurized form, contains a potent antibacterial compound called unique manuka factor (UMF). Manuka honey is used to treat sore throats, skin ulcers, heartburn, peptic ulcers, to fight
Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and as a wound dressing. Also called
active manuka honey.
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Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY(TM) Active Leptospermum Honey dressing was cleared by Health Canada in June of 2007 and in the United States by the FDA the following month.
The Leptospermum honey is intrinsically bound within the dressing, allowing the honey to stay at the site of the wound longer even in the presence of exudate.
Medical-grade Leptospermum honey is particularly effective in managing difficult-to-heal wounds because it promotes removal of dead tissue without damaging re-growing cells, while also promoting cellular proliferation," said Dr.
The products featured include MEDIHONEY dressing with Active Leptospermum Honey, ALGICELL Ag Silver Antimicrobial dressing, and XTRASORB(TM) Super Absorbent dressing.
The Use of Active Leptospermum Honey Dressings on Challenging Patients in an Indigent Wound Clinic; by LaVerne Graves, RN, BSW, CWS; Diane Maggio, RN, BSN, CRRN, CWON, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center; Princeton, NJ
MEDIHONEY dressings, a unique line of products containing active Leptospermum honey, provide a moist, occlusive environment conducive to optimal wound healing, enabling them to work effectively in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue, promoting an optimal healing environment.
The Use of Active Leptospermum Honey Dressings on Challenging Patients in an Indigent Wound Clinic LaVerne Graves, RN, BSN, CLNC, CWS, Nurse, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
MEDIHONEY, Derma Sciences' line of novel patented dressings, is comprised of a high percentage of Active Leptospermum Honey.
MEDIHONEY is a unique line of patented wound care dressings containing Active Leptospermum Honey from New Zealand which possess unique qualities that make them ideal for the management of chronic and acute wounds and burns.
MEDIHONEY is a unique line of patented wound care dressings containing Active Leptospermum Honey from New Zealand, which possess unique qualities that make them ideal for the management of chronic and acute wounds and burns.
coli, active Leptospermum honey produced a unique expression signature, suggesting that it works by a different mode of action to the other inhibitors.
The honey Val uses is not the honey you would spread on toast, but is special sterilised Leptospermum honey produced in New Zealand and Australia.