Cicatrisation par le miel, l’expérience de 25 années

Twenty-five years of experience in healing wounds with honey

Résumé

Le miel est reconnu comme un produit efficient dans la cicatrisation des plaies, principalement du fait de son rôle antibactérien, résultat du peroxyde d’hydrogène produit sous l’effet de la glucose-oxydase. De 1984 à 2009, nous avons traité 3 012 lésions infectées ou non, essentiellement au niveau de la paroi abdominale. Pour 33 kystes sacrococcygiens et 102 fermetures de stomie, l’application du miel est de principe, dès la fin de l’acte opératoire. La vitesse moyenne de cicatrisation variait de 21 jours, pour les plaies inférieures à 10 cm2, à 75 jours, pour les nécroses pariétales supérieures à 30 cm2. La cicatrisation a toujours été obtenue de façon esthétique. Les échecs ont été le fait de tissus radiothérapés (sein, rectum).

Abstract

Honey is known as a successful product for healing wounds, mainly by the antibacterial effect of hydrogen peroxide produced by the enzyme glucose-oxidase. Between 1984 and 2009, we treated 3 012 lesions, both infected and uninfected mainly on the abdominal wall. For 33 sacral cysts and 102 stoma closures, honey was systematically applied immediately after the end of the operation. Wound healing varied from 21 days, for a lesion under 10 cm2, to 75 days, for necrotizing abdominal wall lesions of over 30 cm2. Wound healing was always aesthetically satisfactory except in cases where skin had been affected by radiotherapy.

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Descottes, B. Cicatrisation par le miel, l’expérience de 25 années. Phytothérapie 7, 112–116 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10298-009-0378-7

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Mots clés

  • Abeille
  • Miel
  • Cicatrisation
  • Plaie
  • Peroxyde d’hydrogène

Keywords

  • Bee
  • Honey
  • Wound Healing
  • Hydrogen peroxide