Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 805932, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/805932
Research Article

The Efficacy of Gelam Honey Dressing towards Excisional Wound Healing

1Division of Biohealth Science, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 27 September 2011; Revised 30 November 2011; Accepted 11 January 2012

Academic Editor: Ronald Sherman

Copyright © 2012 Mui Koon Tan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. B. Vidinský, P. Gál, T. Toporcer et al., “Histological study of the first seven days of skin wound healing in rats,” Acta Veterinaria Brno, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 197–202, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. A. M. Aljady, M. Y. Kamaruddin, A. M. Jamal, and M. Y. Mohd Yassim, “Biochemical study on the efficacy of Malaysian honey on inflicted wounds: an animal model,” Medical Journal of Islamic Academy of Science, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 125–132, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  3. L. Braiman-Wiksman, I. Solomonik, R. Spira, and T. Tennenbaum, “Novel insights into wound healing sequence of events,” Toxicologic Pathology, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 767–779, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. M. A. Abdulla, K. Abdul-Aziz Ahmed, F. M. Abu-Luhoom, and M. Muhanid, “Role of Ficus deltoidea extract in the enhancement of wound healing in experimental rats,” Biomedical Research, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 241–245, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. S. C. Davis and R. Perez, “Cosmeceuticals and natural products: wound healing,” Clinics in Dermatology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 502–506, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. E. J. Amy and M. E. Carlos, “Medical uses of honey,” Revista Biomédica, vol. 7, pp. 43–49, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  7. P. C. Molan, “The evidence supporting the use of honey as a wound dressing,” International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 40–54, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. A. Tomlinson and M. W. J. Ferguson, “Chapter 26: wound healing,” in Methods in Molecular Biology, P. G. Winyard and D. A. Willoughby, Eds., vol. 225 of Inflammation Protocols, pp. 249–260, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  9. B. M. Bates-Jensen, “Management of exudates and infection,” in Wound Care. A Collaborative Practical Manual for Physical Therapists and Nurses, C. Sussman and B. M. Bates-Jensen, Eds., pp. 216–232, Gaithersburg, Md, USA, Aspen Publishers, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  10. Y. T. Khoo, A. S. Halim, K. B. Singh, and N. A. Mohamad, “Wound contraction effects and antibacterial properties of Tualang honey on full-thickness burn wounds in rats in comparison to hydrofibre,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, p. 48, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. V. Schubert, “Measuring the area of chronic ulcers for consistent documentation in clinical practice,” Wounds, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 153–159, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. J. L. Richard, J. P. Daures, C. Parer-Richard, D. Vannereau, and I. Boulot, “Of Mice and Wounds Reproducibility and Accuracy of a Novel Planimetry Program for Measuring Wound Area,” Wounds, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 148–154, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. P. Gal, R. Kilik, M. Mokry et al., “Simple method of open skin wound healing model in corticosteroid-treated and diabetic rats: standardization of semi-quantitative and quantitative histological assessments,” Veterinarni Medicina, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 652–659, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. L. Chepulis, Healing Honey: A Natural Remedy for Better Health and Wellness, Brown Walker Press, 2008.
  15. N. Yusof, A. H. Ainul Hafiza, R. M. Zohdi, and M. Z. A. Bakar, “Development of honey hydrogel dressing for enhanced wound healing,” Radiation Physics and Chemistry, vol. 76, no. 11-12, pp. 1767–1770, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. V. Bansal, B. Medhi, and P. Pandhi, “Honey—a remedy rediscovered and its therapeutic utility,” Kathmandu University Medical Journal, vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 305–309, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. Z. Rozaini, A. B. Z. Zuki, M. M. Noordin, Y. Norimah, and A. Nazrul Hakim, “Macroscopic evaluation of burn wounds healing process treated with different type of honey,” Pakistan Journal of Biological Science, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 672–678, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  18. B. Medhi, A. Puri, S. Upadhyay, and L. Kaman, “Topical application of honey in the treatment of wound healing: a metaanalysis,” JK Science, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 166–169, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. A. Shukla, A. M. Rasik, and B. N. Dhawan, “Asiaticoside-induced elevation of antioxidant levels in healing wounds,” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 50–54, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus