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MEDIHONEY

Global leading line of medical-grade honey products for the management of acute & chronic wounds and burns.

History and heritage of honey in wound healing

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The use of honey for healing goes back thousands of years, to ancient Greece and Egypt. In recent years, a resurgence in the science and use of honey has driven research and clinical testing to understand the healing properties and effectiveness of medical-grade honey in wound healing. Most specifically, the Leptospermum species or Manuka plant has shown to produce a unique honey optimal for wound healing. As a result, clinicians worldwide are championing the use of medical-grade honey across the spectrum of care.

About MEDIHONEY®

MEDIHONEY® is the global leading line of medical-grade honey products for the management of wounds and burns.

Derived from the Leptospermum species of plant in New Zealand, these unique dressings have properties which are beneficial throughout all phases of wound healing.1,2,3 MEDIHONEY® offers a full line of dressing solutions, providing versatility for varying wound and wound management needs.

What is MEDIHONEY® with Active Leptospermum Honey? MEDIHONEY® is an advanced wound care dressing that is supported by over 234 pieces of evidence demonstrating its clinical ability to promote the removal of necrotic tissue and advance a wound toward healing. In a randomized controlled trial, the mean healing time was significantly faster for wounds treated with MEDIHONEY® impregnated dressings when compared to conventional dressings4.

Indications

Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, MEDIHONEY® dressings with Active Leptospermum Honey provides a moist environment conducive to wound healing and is indicated for lightly to moderately exuding wounds such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and leg ulcers of mixed etiology)
  • Pressure ulcers / sores (partial and full thickness)
  • 1st and 2nd degree partial thickness burns
  • Donor sites, and traumatic and surgical wounds

MEDIHONEY® products

  • MEDIHONEY Paste
    MEDIHONEY Gel
    MEDIHONEY HCS
    MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate
  • MEDIHONEY HCS Fenestrated - Non-adhesive
    MEDIHONEY Honeycolloid

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Testimonials

  • Calcium Alginate

    MEDIHONEY® has been a life-saver. I have uncontrollable diabetes and have experienced many painful, non-healing wounds on my feet which at times have required me to be in a wheel chair. From the very first time my doctor used MEDIHONEY®, it made a difference. My wounds cleaned up and got better. This product is one of the reasons I am mobile and back on my feet again.
    Susan

    Susan testimonial

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1. Acton C, Dunwoody G. The use of medical grade honey in clinical practice. British J Nursing 2008;17(20): S38-S44. 2. Dunford C. The use of honey-derived dressings to promote effective wound management. Professional Nurse 2005; 20(8):35-383. 3. Chaiken, N. Pressure ulceration and the use of Active Leptospermum honey for debridement and healing. Ostomy Wound Management 2010;56(5), 12-14. 4. Kamaratos AV, Tzirogiannis KN, Iraklianou SA, Panoutsopoulos GI, Kanellos IE, Melidonis AI. Manuka honey-impregnated dressings in the treatment of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers. Int Wound J. 2012 ; 9: 1-7. 5. Sare J. Leg ulcer management with topical medical honey. British Journal of Community Nursing 2008; 13(9):S22-316. 6. Gethin G, Cowman S. Changes in surface pH when a honey dressing was used. Wounds UK Conference Proceedings; 13-15 November 2006. Wounds UK, Aberdeen. 7. Milne SD, Connolly P. The influence of different dressings on the pH of the wound environment. J Wound Care. 2014 Feb;23(2):53-4, 56-7. 8. Leveen H, Falk G, Borek B, Diaz C, Lynfield Y, Wynkoop B, Mabunda GA et al. Chemical acidification of wounds. An adjuvant to healing and the unfavourable action of alkalinity and ammonia. Annals of Surgery. 1973. 178(6): 745-50.