The use of medical grade honey in clinical practice

Br J Nurs. 2008 Nov;17(20):S38-44. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2008.17.Sup9.31665.


In the current healthcare environment, clinicians are increasingly under pressure to use wound care products that are cost-effective. This includes products that can be used in a variety of wounds to achieve different outcomes, depending on the wound-bed requirements. Medical grade honey has emerged as a product that can achieve a variety of outcomes within the wound and is safe and easy to use. This article reviews the use of a medical grade honey (Medihoney) in various clinical applications, with a view to placement on the wound care formulary in both primary and secondary care. It provides an in-depth account of case studies featured in a poster presentation at the 2008 European Wound Management Association meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*