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dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Emma
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Siobhán
dc.contributor.authorDevery, Sinead
dc.identifier.citationBrowne, E., Kavanagh, S., Devery, S. (2022). The medicinal properties of Irish honey. Presented at TUS MMW Poster Presentation Seminary January 2022en_US
dc.description.abstractManuka honey is an internationally recognized honey licensed as a medicinal product for wounds1 . Medicinal honeys are often used in hospitals for partial thickness burns2 to surgical wounds and in veterinary clinics for surgical and traumatic wounds3 . Outside of the osmotic action and acidic environment of any honey a number of other components contribute to their medicinal properties. These components vary depending on the floral origin of the honey4 . A preliminary sign that a honey is medicinally active is the total phenolic content (TPC) which correlates with the honeys potential antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. Many honeys have exhibited immunomodulatory effects where stimulation or inhibition of pro-inflammatory components (TNF-α , IL-1β , NF-κB, and IL-6) as well as antiinflammatory components (IL-10, TGF- β, and VEGF) is observed after exposure. Because of their immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties honeys can be used for chronic wounds arrested in the inflammatory phase due to high reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, poor circulation (diabetes), and infections5 .en_US
dc.publisherTechnological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwesten_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectIrish honeyen_US
dc.subjectHoney - Medicinal propertiesen_US
dc.subjectHoney beesen_US
dc.titleThe medicinal properties of Irish honeyen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationAthlone Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorAIT Presidents Seed Fund 2020 along with support from three of the Irish beekeeping associations Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS) Federation of Irish Beekeepers (FIBKA) Irish Beekeeping Association (IBAen_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-1002-9598en_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-4827-4364en_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-8435-2243en_US
dc.subject.departmentFaculty of Science & Health TUS Athlone Campusen_US

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