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A number of studies and clinical trials have shown that honey is effective in reducing healing times in wounds and burns. The results of several of these studies have now been analyzed together to get a better overall picture of the usefulness of honey in healing burns and wounds. Andrew Jull and his team at the Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand, say that the studies show that topical application of honey could be more effective than conventional gauze dressings on moderate burns. Read more here.

Canadian Researchers from the University of Ottawa have examined the bacteriocidal effects of honey on biofilms formed by several species of bacteria involved in causing chronic rhinosinusitis, a disease that affects approximately 1 in 10 North Americans every year. The researchers found that honey was significantly better at killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA (an antibiotic resistant bacterium) than conventional antibiotics. The authors conclude that topical treatment with honey may prove effective in fighting chronic rhinosinusitis. Read more.