First International Conference on the Medicinal Use of Honey
Honey is popular as a folk medicine. In recent years, honey has been investigated for use in scientific medicine including control of wound infection, prevention of post surgical wound infections, treatment of burns and diabetic foot, to name a few.
1st International Conference on the Medicinal Use of Honey to be held in Kelantan, Malaysia on August 26,27 & 28 2006
This “International Conference On The Medicinal Use of Honey” is probably the first international conference of its kind.
Honey is an extract of flower nectar and honeybee body parts. Its beehive gives rise to its characteristic golden yellow colour and aroma. The composition of honey varies from place to place, depending on the method of extraction and the nectar source. The medicinal uses of honey have been documented in many civilizations, religions and system of medicine. Honey is popular as a folk medicine when used in its pure from or in combination with herbs and other ingredients. In recent years, honey has been investigated for use in scientific medicine. Some of the most successful uses include control of wound infection, prevention of post surgical wound infections, and in the treatment of burns , diabetic foot, radiation mucositis, sore throat, to name a few. Ophthalmologists, ortorhinolaryngologists, oro dental physicians and dermatologists are exploring its further use in other disease conditions. To date, there are about 50 published articles on the medicinal uses of honey.
In order to popularize the medicinal uses of honey, the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia is hosting an international conference on the medicinal uses. This would be a common platform where surgeons, physicians, oncologists, gynecologists, dermatologists, microbiologists, dentists, pathologists and complimentary medicine practitioners can share their views on the therapeutic uses of honey.
Professor Dr Nor Hayati Othman
Secretariat : ICMUH-2006
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia
16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan,Malaysia
email: [email protected]