ManukaMed is a cost-effective option that can save you as much as 85% over traditional silver-based wound care products.
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Effective. Not Cytotoxic. No Bacterial Resistance.
Key actions of honey include broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, provision of a moist wound environment, autolytic debridement, wound deodorization, stimulation of wound healing, anti-inflammatory activity, immuno-modulatory properties, and reduction of oedema.
There is well-documented evidence for bacterial resistance to silver (Maillard, 2006), but there is no evidence of bacteria becoming resistant to honey (Cooper et al, 2010).
Honey-based treatments have been found to be preferential to silver due to comparative lack of toxicity (DuToit and Page, 2009). Clinical studies have found that silver-impregnated dressings are potentially cytotoxic to proliferating cells. Honey, by comparison, favors cell proliferation and was not shown to be cytotoxic (Cooper and Gray, 2012).
"Honey dressings make the wounds sterile in less time, enhance healing, and have a better outcome in terms of hypertropic scars and postburn contractures, as compared to SSD dressings" (Gupta et al, 2011).
Cooper, R., & Gray, D. (2012). Is manuka honey a credible alternative to silver in wound care? Wounds UK, 8(4), 54-64.
Cooper, R.A., Jenkins, L., Henriques, A.F.M., Duggan, R.S., Burton, N.F. (2010). Absence of bacterial resistance to medical grade manuka honey. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29: 1237–41.
DuToit, D.F., Page, B.J. (2009). An in vitro evaluation of the cell toxicity of honey and silver dressings. J Wound Care 18: 383–89.
Gupta, S. S., Singh, O., Bageel, P. S., Moses, S., Shukla, S., & Mathur, R. K. (2011). Honey Dressing Versus Silver Sulfadiazene Dressing for Wound Healing in Burn Patients: A Retrospective Study. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. Sep-Dec; 4(3): 183–187. (Accessed via http://www.gatherby.org/honey_dressing).
Malliard, J.Y. (2006). Focus on Silver. Available at: http://www.worldwidewounds.com/2006/ may/Maillard/Focus-On-Silver.html (accessed: 22 July, 2012).
Graphic Source: Perceptions in Wound Dressings, 2016; n=64