We usually don't talk very well about sugar which we should use very sparingly in the kitchen. However, it seems that this ingredient has a very important virtue, namely that of being a good disinfectant and healing for wounds. According to a study conducted in Great Britain.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
We don't usually talk very well about XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar which we should use very sparingly in the kitchen. However, it seems that this ingredient has a very important virtue, namely that it is a good disinfectant and healing agent for wounds. According to a study conducted in Great Britain.
Many of us would never think of it, but among the alternative uses of sugar there is also the possibility of spreading it on wounds to speed up healing. There is research conducted in the UK that has proven that sucrose has excellent healing power when applied locally where it is most needed.
This was stated by a team led by Moses Murandu of the University of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands who had experimented with this original use of sugar from an early age. The man, who grew up in Zimbabwe, was actually used to using salt to disinfect wounds but it happened that sometimes he had more expensive sugar available which seemed to be even more effective as well as a better remedy than salt as it did not burn. during application.
After becoming a nurse, however, he realized that sugar was not considered at all, in the medical field, a disinfectant remedy for wounds and so, later becoming a senior teacher of nursing, he decided to complete a first pilot study on the potential of this ingredient applied precisely on the wounds.
Murandu explained that to treat a wound and make it heal faster, just apply a good amount of sugar and cover it with gauze. The method would be effective on both animals and humans.
The scholar said that one of his patients had a part of his leg amputated with a wound not yet fully healed. It would have been the sugar that guaranteed a marked improvement (he used a whole pack at the beginning and only 4-5 teaspoons at the end of the experiment). Thanks to the use of this ingredient, Murandu assures us, the recovery was much faster.
But how would sugar work to promote healing? According to Murandu, recently awarded for his studies by the Journal Wound Care, sucrose would be able to draw water out of wounds thus avoiding that, by accumulating, it can become fertile ground for bacterial proliferation.
Exploiting this potential would be interesting not only in countries where antibiotics are scarce but also where they exist but the problem of the resistance that bacteria have developed towards certain drugs is increasingly felt.
At the moment, Dr. Murandu's experimentation is very small (it was conducted on only 35 patients) but the results have been very encouraging, the research has shown that some bacterial strains have been inhibited precisely by the application on wounds of high doses of sugar. .
All that remains now is to deepen the study, a goal that Murandu himself set himself.
For other alternative uses of sugar also read:
- Sugar: 10 alternative uses
On the remedies to treat wounds and scars read also:
- Wounds and scars: natural remedies to heal and reduce them