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What are oligolectic bees?

Just like people, some bees are picky. They forage only some flowers and they are called oligolectic bees. There are even bees that like only one plant. They are monolectic bees. But most of the bees are polylectic and they will eat without much preferences. There are over 20,000 species of bees. Some say even 30,000. This is a more diversity than in all mammals plus birds put together. Only in North America there are 4,000 species, in California: 1,600 species, in Yolo County: more than 300 species. Considering… Read More

Revamil medical grade honey. Comparison to manuka honey.

revamil the perfect dressing for your wounds

Though it is medical grade honey, Revamil it is NOT MADE FROM MANUKA HONEY. Revamil is a CE-marked, standardized, medical-grade honey, produced under controlled conditions in greenhouses, by Bfactory Health Products, Rhenen, The Netherlands. Revamil is sourced in the Netherlands from healthy bee colonies under controlled circumstances. As a result of this controlled production process, Revamil has a reproducible, highly antibacterial effect. All products are CE-registered and therefore comply with all of the safety requirements which are important for professional wound care. The researchers at the University… Read More

Medihoney dressings – the best wound care dressing products

use medihoney for hard to heal wounds and ulcer foot

My recent posts are about the best wound care dressing products. I mentioned Medihoney® as the best antibiotic gel/paste to apply on a wound, followed by Xtrasorb®, the best absorbent dressing, which will retain the fluid and ensure a clear, free from maceration wound. The mechanism of action is based on two main features of honey: 1. high osmolarity which makes the fluid to be pulled out from the deeper tissue to the wound surface, helping the body’s natural processes to clear debris and necrotic tissue from the wound. 2.… Read More

Xtrasorb – the best in the list of wound care dressings. Product review.

use xtrasorb dressing for chronic wounds

It’s difficult to treat an old infected wound. Today the best solution is a medical grade honey dressing and then a good absorbent. MEDIHONEY® recommends using XTRASORB®, the global leading brand in the list of wound care dressing products. First apply MEDIHONEY® gel or paste directly on the wound and then use XTRASORB®, which is a super-absorbent, coming in three different types, according to the wound. ♦     XTRASORB® HCS: For dry to moderately exuding wounds – with and without adhesive border ♦ ♦   XTRASORB®… Read More

Medihoney wound dressing review

medihoney wound gel review

Wounds that never heal? Bacterial infection? Not any more. Use medical grade honey to treat your wound. Here is a Medihoney wound dressing review, that explains how it functions and what to do. MEDIHONEY® is the global leading brand of wound care dressings, made with manuka honey, also known as Active Leptospermum Honey, from the botanical name of the bush, the source of this honey. Manuka honey is different than the other honeys, and research confirmed that  it is the best for… Read More

Activon – a medical grade honey for wounds review

Activon honey is a medical grade honey for wounds, produced by Advancis Medical from manuka honey, New Zealand. When shall we use it? On infected wounds. Superficial wounds usually heal themselves quickly, but in cases of infected wounds or serious burns it is best to use Activon – a medical grade honey.  Use it for sloughy wounds, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, graft sites, malodorous wounds. How do we know the wound is infected? If the area of the wound is showing… Read More