Novel nanofibrous honey as a wound dressing material– A Review

  • S. Kanimozhi et al.


Honey is a sweet and naturally obtaining substance from the floral parts of the plants which has
been used for the treatments of wounds since 2200BC by the Egyptians. The presence of
hyaluronic acid in honey is made it use in the eschar free wound healing. The wide ranges of
administration of honey in wounds are clay tablets, plasters, topical ointments, and dressing
such as gauze, hydrogel, hydrocolloid and alginate dressing. Every method has been made
different kind of disadvantages like biofilm formation, biofouling, Microbial infection and also
removal of grown neogenic tissue at frequent dressing are delay the wound healing time and also
leads to chronic condition and necrosis. The draw backs might be overcome by modified form of
natural honey only by the fabrication technique Electrospinning to produce the honey in the form
of nanofibrous scaffold. The Electrospun scaffold will mimic the ECM and will prevent the
infection free wounds, high absorption, high oxygen permeability, high porosity, eschar free
wound healing, providing moist environment, anti-fouling and also safe wound sterilization.
Hence, the organic band aid would be the promising novel wound healer for deep wound with
patient friendly administration method.