Honey--a remedy rediscovered and its therapeutic utility

Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2005 Jul-Sep;3(3):305-9.


Honey is a common household product with many medicinal uses described in traditional medicine. Modern system of medicine is also finding the honey efficacious in various medical and surgical conditions. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and wound healing properties of honey are being evaluated with successful outcome. Prevention and treatment of various infections due to a wide variety of organisms and promoting surgical wound healing are some of the areas where honey is making its mark.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Infections / therapy*
  • Wound Healing*