Comvita Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel with Manuka Honey is a topical gel with medical-grade Manuka Honey to help with dry skin conditions, stretch marks, sunburn, minor burns, bedsores, leg ulcers, cuts and grazes.
Honey is a natural antiseptic and has a long history of usage to heal wounds and for leg ulcer treatment. This specialised wound gel containing sterilised medical grade Manuka honey promotes wound healing and reduces the risk of infection for broken eczema prone skin and skin splits.
Medihoney® Wound Gel has been specifically formulated combining 80% Medihoney® Antibacterial Honey with natural waxes and oils to provide a high viscosity gel that is easy to apply with good wash off characteristics when dressings are changed. This Manuka honey gel can be used as a dressing to encourage the healing process.
Comvita Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel with Manuka Honey Benefits:
- Supports healing of eczematous skin including raw eczema and scratch wounds
- Protects and reduces the risk of infection
- Can be used for broken and infected skin, cuts, grazes, burns and ulcers
- Used in homes and hospitals around the world
- Manuka honey dressings can be used for broken and infected skin, cuts, grazes, burns and ulcers
One product, three actions:
- Heals: creates a moist, low pH environment that promotes wound healing and reduces scarring.
- Cleans: naturally cleans the wound of bacteria, dead tissue, dirt and debris by drawing it into the dressing.
- Protects: reduces the risk of infection.
Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel benefits:
How to use: Clean the wound and dry the surrounding skin. Apply a generous quantity of Medihoney® Antibacterial Wound Gel directly onto the wound or a bandage of your choice. Cover the wound with a bandage.
Due to the cleansing action and low pH of Medihoney Antibacterial Gel, some people may experience a slight stinging sensation. If stinging persists for over 30 minutes, remove the bandage, clean the area, and consult your health care professional. Serious wounds should be managed under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not use on individuals who have had an allergic reaction to honey. Always read the label. Use only as directed.
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What is Manuka honey and why is it special?
Manuka honey is collected from the nectar of the Manuka (leptospermum scoparium) tree native to New Zealand. Bees can only collect the nectar needed to make Manuka honey for around 6 weeks of the year when the Manuka trees are in flower. Renowned for its rich flavour, Manuka Honey is recognised worldwide for its unique properties.
What are the benefits of Manuka honey?
Honey has a long history of use since ancient civilisations. Modern scientific research shows that the health benefits associated with traditional uses of honey are not just a folklore. New Zealand Manuka honey, sourced from the indigenous shrub Leptospermum scoparium, exhibits a combination of bioactive properties that give it unique benefits beyond just culinary use. Manuka honey is renowned for its antibacterial properties and is well-researched for various topical uses such as treating wounds and burns and eczema and dermatitis.
Is Manuka Honey Antibacterial?
All honeys are antimicrobial to some extent. The high sugar, low pH and low water content of honey creates an environment which is unfavourable for bacterial growth (Molan 1992a, Bogdanov 2004). Most honeys also release hydrogen peroxide when diluted which kills bacteria. This hydrogen peroxide is generated by the enzyme glucose oxidase, which is added by bees to nectar during the honey-making process.
Manuka honey has a unique non-peroxide antimicrobial activity that distinguishes it from the other honey types. In comparison to the peroxide-based antimicrobial activity found in other honey types, the non-peroxide antimicrobial activity of manuka honey is highly stable, making manuka honey excellent for antimicrobial uses such as wound care.
Manuka honey also carries an abundance of other bioactive plant-derived compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids (Russell 1990, Stephens 2010). Phenolic acids and flavonoids are well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities (Gutiérrez-Grijalva 2016) which may explain some of the health-benefits reported for manuka honey.
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