New Breakthrough in Antibacterial Wound Care Products

Released on: December 13, 2007, 6:05 pm

Press Release Author: Frank Buonanotte / Honeymark

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Research has found that Manuka Honey is effective in treating
wounds, including those infected with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such
as Staph infections/MRSA and VRE.

Press Release Body: Many antibacterial substances have been evaluated by medical
professionals to find a treatment for wounds infected with bacteria that are
resistant to antibiotics. However, most of these substances have no proven
effectiveness on infected wounds, nor is it known if they have any adverse effects
on wound tissues. Scientists are now discovering that honey may offer a viable
solution. Numerous reports have shown that honey rates extremely well in comparison
to conventional dressing materials in its effectiveness in the treatment of wounds.
What most people don\'t know is that honey has a potent antibacterial activity and is
very effective in clearing infection in wounds as well as protecting wounds from
becoming infected. It also has a debriding action, an anti-inflammatory action and a
stimulatory effect on granulation and epithelialisation.

A particular type of honey has been found to have more healing properties than
others. This type of honey is called Manuka Honey which is being used as a key
ingredient in many new health care products because of its incredible healing
properties. \"The evidence that Manuka Honey is effective in clearing infection from
wounds is in numerous reports and is gaining more recognition within the medical
community, says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. \"Doctors are now
finding that Manuka Honey is cleaning wounds in cases where conventional medicine
had failed. These reports describe infected wounds quickly becoming sterile, mostly
within a week.\" It has also been discovered that Manuka Honey acts as a barrier,
preventing clean wounds from becoming infected, preventing cross-infection.
\"Studies have also found that Manuka Honey has no adverse side effects on tissues,
so it can be safely used on wounds and inserted into cavities and sinuses to clear
infection,\" says Buonanotte.

The antibacterial activity in honey is due primarily to hydrogen peroxide, produced
by enzyme action when it is diluted, remaining well below the level that causes
inflammatory effects. Researchers have determined that the antibacterial potency of
Manuka Honey is well in excess of that needed to stop the growth of MRSA and VRE.
Under laboratory conditions the unusual antibacterial activity of Manuka Honey is
about twice as great as the hydrogen peroxide activity of other types of honey.

For more information or to purchase Manuka Honey products, call 1-866-427-7329 or go

Web Site:

Contact Details: Brand Name: Honeymark
Company: Manufacturer of health care products containing Manuka Honey as a healing
Wound Care Product: First Aid Antiseptic Lotion with Manuka Honey
Contact: 1-866-427-7329

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