Welcome to Manuka Health Woundcare
The use of honey as a wound treatment therapy is as old as recorded human history.
References and formulas for honey-based wound dressings can be found throughout the medical writings of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China, and honey was used as a first line treatment until the mid-twentieth century when synthetic dressing materials and antiseptics grew in popularity at the expense of natural treatments.
Manuka found to be pivotal in fight against MRSA
In what has been dubbed a “hugely important finding”, Australian researchers have found that medical-grade manuka honey can be used as a new weapon in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, such as the MRSA superbug.
How Manuka Honey Dressings Work
Manuka Health’s honey is a supersaturated solution of natural sugars (sucrose, glucose, and fructose), and approximately 17% water. This mixture exerts a strong attraction for water and, when placed in a wound bed, draws fluid up from the underlying tissues. This osmotic activity bathes the wound bed causing autolytic debridement - softening and lifting slough, eschar, and devitalized tissues from the wound.
Manuka Honey in Woundcare (Video) Part 1
It is a privilege to present the first in a series of eight videos on the uses of Manuka Honey in the treatment of wounds.
Professor Peter Molan, PhD, is an expert on the use of Manuka honey as a wound care treatment. In this six and a half minute video, Molan discusses his early research into using Manuka honey in wound care and some of the early challenges he faced.