The use of honey-derived dressings to promote effective wound management

Prof Nurse. 2005 Apr;20(8):35-8.


Clinical observations suggest that honey holds significant promise as an effective treatment for a number of medical conditions and particularly in the management of non-healing wounds. This article explores the healing properties of honey and illustrates the effectiveness of using honey in the management of chronic leg ulcers.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Bandages*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
  • Female
  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Leg Ulcer / nursing
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing / drug effects
  • Wounds and Injuries / nursing*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents