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Manuka honey: exploring the Kruuse range of products.

Manuka honey: exploring the Kruuse range of products.

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1 Abstract Title Manuka honey: exploring the Kruuse range of products.

2 Abstract Source The Veterinary Nurse, 3, 110-115.

3 Abstract Author(s) Hollis, G.

4 Article Affiliation MVWHAVeterinary Wound Healing Association and Founder of the Veterinary Wound Library.

5 Abstract Manuka honey (Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions.)is well recognized for its beneficial properties over and above mixed flora honey for use in wound management. Having been found to offer effective antimicrobial(to inhibit or eradicate microbe) anti-inflammatory ( refers to the property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation or swelling)and debridement (the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound.)properties as a dressing, it is only the medical grade Manuka honey that should be used in open wounds. A high UMF® (a quality trademark and grading system identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has a special unique natural property found only in some strains of manuka honey)grading above +10 is recommended for wounds and can now be applied easily via a range of dressings produced by Kruuse. Presentations include ready impregnated dressings (KRUUSE Manuka AD) and a non-adherent gauze (KRUUSE Manuka ND) suitable for fragile tissue. Tubes of pure Manuka Honey (Kruuse Manuka G 15 g) also allow direct application of medical grade Manuka honey to gauze or open wounds if preferred.

6 Summary Manuka honey contains enzyme  called glucose oxidase, which reacts with moisture,  i.e. wound  exudate,  converting glucose  to gluconic  acid and  releasing  low levels of hydrogen   peroxide which contributes   to the antimicrobial   effect.A range of phytochemicals  originating  from the  manuka  plant  are transferred  to the honey  from the  nectar  and  offer a broader,  more sustained  antimicrobial  action  than  standard  honey .Also Methylglyoxal, the active antibacterial ingredient of Manuka honey.

7 Article Published Date 16/08/2013.

8 Study Type Review.

9 Substances Manuka honey.

10 Diseases microbial infection.

11 Pharmacological Actions anti-microbial.

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