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Effect of medical grade indian honey on biofilms: a case series

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Effect of medical grade indian honey on biofilms: a case series

Amit Kumar C Jain, HC Apoorva
9 December 2020

The presence of biofilms in a wound impairs healing. It is now thought that most chronic wounds contain biofilms, which are resistant to most antibiotics. A number of agents have been recently proposed to be effective in removing biofilms, one such agent being honey. Honey has been used for centuries in wound healing. Different types of honey have different properties, and although manuka honey is well known for its antimicrobial properties, there are other honeys which are also effective in wound management. One type of honey from India is obtained from Apis dorsata bee which is found in Western Ghats. Here we report our experience of three cases wherein the medical grade Indian rock bee honey was found to be effective in management of wounds in with biofilms.

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