Honey and Scars

According to an article on the Ostomy Wound Management website:

"The anti-inflammatory action of honey provides the most likely explanation for the reduction in hypertrophic scarring observed in wounds that were dressed with honey.

The reactive oxygen species formed during inflammation stimulate the activity of the fibroblasts that produce the collagen fibers of scar tissue. In situations of prolonged inflammation, their over-stimulation can lead to hypergranulation and fibrosis."

Read the whole article titled: Re-introducing Honey in the Management of Wounds and Ulcers - Theory and Practice here.

For more general scar treatment information visit this site.


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