Navigation Links
Sugar's Healing Powers
Date:9/9/2008

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We all know that sugar makes good foods taste better, helps breads rise, creates cookies' crunchiness or chewiness, and protects the safety of jams and jellies. But, did you know the same preserving power sugar brings to jams and jellies can also help heal wounds?

Sugar is one of Mother Nature's most miraculous creations. Many of the same properties that make sugar an excellent food preservative also bestow it with its healing powers. Sugar has been used to treat wounds according to records dating back to 1700 B.C. Today, scientists here and abroad are rediscovering sugar's wonderful healing powers and reporting surprising success in the use of sugar to treat serious wounds and especially burns that fail to respond to conventional therapy.

When sugar is applied to an open wound, it absorbs the wound's moisture necessary for the growth of infectious bacteria. Physicians also believe sugar supplies the very nourishment damaged tissues require for healing and re-growth.

From the Microbiology Infectious Diseases Journal, Vol. 7, 1998, p. 524-25: "Sugar is thought to exert an antibacterial effect by lowering water activity; the desloughing and debridement that is achieved with the paste is in part related to an osmotic effect on necrotic tissue and in part to mechanical cleaning."

From the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 78, 1996, p. 82-85: "Granulated sugar has been used with success in treatment of open mediastanitis after cardiac surgery with the bacterial contamination of the wounds being eliminated in a few days. This study also suggested that sugar treatment leads to faster healing of infected wounds than conventional packing methods."

From the Southern Medical Journal, November 1981: "Over a 56-month period we treated 605 patients for wounds, burns, and ulcers with granulated sugar and povidone-iodine. Rapid healing ensued... The requirements for skin grafting and antibiotics were greatly reduced, as were hospital costs for wound, burn and ulcer care."

So, maybe Mary Poppins wasn't wrong when she said a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Science is showing that it helps wounds heal, as well as preserve the safety of our foods.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sugar Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Gender Plays Role in Post-Concussion Healing
2. Purple Dog Tag Launches; Provides Hope and Healing to Thousands of US Servicemen & Veterans
3. Effects of healing touch therapy being studied
4. The Chopra Center Co-founders Will Teach a Beginning Course in Meditation and Mind-body Healing This August in Chicago
5. A Drug With Efficacy Superior to That of Remicade at Inducing Closure and Healing of Fistulas Would Earn a 30 Percent Patient Share in the Crohns Disease Drug Market
6. Rapid wound healing
7. The Chopra Center Co-founders Bring Mind-Body Healing to New York City
8. Clinical Solutions Subscribes to NetSuite for Global Healing of Disparate Operations
9. Creating Healing Environments: Healthcare Industrys Largest Sustainability Conference to be Held May 20-22 in Pittsburgh
10. UCR cell biologist co-leads joint international conference on wound healing
11. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers Relax and Recover
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who ... Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by ... to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from ... the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June ... , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to ... is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van ... Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite ... 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her ... would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he ... he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 If ... Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is in ... at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation ... the way of academic and community service excellence. ... since 2012, and continues to advocate for people with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, ... Surgical Procedure Volumes: ... provides surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. ... analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: