Friday, 27 May 2016

Honey and its uses in oral diseases- An overview

Santosh R Patil, Ravi Kumar Gudipaneni.
Recently, much attention has been given to natural products with health-promoting benefits. Historically, honey has been used as an eco-friendly medicine for many years in the management of wounds, burns, ulcers, cardiovascular, dermatologic, gastrointestinal and ocular disorders. Studies have shown that honey possesses potent broad-spectrum activities, like anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant and even anti-cancer. In this overview various composition, properties and application of honey has been described with specific relation to oral diseases.
Key words: Apitherapy, honey, properties, uses.