[Clinical and bacteriological outcome of wounds treated with honey. An analysis of a series of 40 cases]

Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 1993;79(2):111-3.
[Article in French]


Since a long time, honey has been used in wounds and skin ulcer treatment. Nowadays, it's healing properties are again being discovered. Its good application on wounds and infected burns gives satisfactory results. This work is a study done on 40 patients with wounds of various origin. Honey has healed 88 per cent of the cases. Some germs have been found on the wound at the end of the cicatrization but have not blocked the healing process. This simple, efficient, cheap and with no side effects treatment deserves being better known and integrated in the set of common antiseptics.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Honey*
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / microbiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*