Effects of acacia honey on wound healing in various rat models
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Phytother Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):583-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2990.
Effects of acacia honey on wound healing in various rat models.
Iftikhar F1, Arshad M, Rasheed F, Amraiz D, Anwar P, Gulfraz M.
- 1Department of Honey Bee Research, National Agricultural Research Council, PO NARC, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Honey is a traditional remedy for the treatment of infected wounds, and is becoming more important as microbial resistance to conventional therapeutic agents increases. A study was conducted to assess the wound-healing activity of Acacia honey using incision, excision, burn and dead-space wound models in rats. Different formulations of honey were used and rats were treated topically as well as orally. Both the higher and lower doses of honey produced a significant effect on healing (p < 0.05). The area of epithelization was found to increase, followed by an increase in wound contraction, skin-breaking strength, tissue granulation. The hydroxyproline content also increased in the rats treated with higher doses of honey compared to control, indicating an increase in collagen formation.
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Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsBeing badly wounded
SuppressionsAcacia berlandieri (Guajillo acacia, Senegalia berlandieri, Britton & Rose Guajillo, Guajillo, Thornless Catclaw, Mimosa Catclaw, Round-flowered Catclaw, Huajillla, Matoral)
Acacia melanoxylon (Australian blackwood)
Gum Arabic tree