The objective of wound healing is to re-establish an epithelial cover and repair the integrity, strength and function of the damaged area. Bischofberger et al. (2015) showed that Mānuka honey, when used even in contaminated wounds, was able to decrease inflammation, increase angiogenesis, increase fibrosis and collagen organisation and increase epithelial hyperplasia. These effects resulted in a more organised bed of granulation tissue in the early stage of wound healing leading to reduced overall healing time.
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