Manuka honey used for bowel pa­tients

Daily Mail - - Good Health -

MANUKA honey could improve care for bowel pa­tients.

It’s be­ing in­cluded in the man­u­fac­ture of stoma bags, which are used by many pa­tients af­ter surgery, tem­po­rar­ily or per­ma­nently, to col­lect waste.

How­ever, the bags can trig­ger an al­ler­gic skin re­ac­tion. Manuka honey, which comes from New Zealand, is known for its an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties and it’s hoped this will re­duce skin ir­ri­ta­tion. The bags are be­ing tri­alled at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Southamp­ton NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

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