Global leading medical-grade Active Leptospermum Honey base for advanced wound care products
MEDIHONEY® can be applied to almost any type of wound from light exudate to infected wounds with heavy exudate.
Why Active Leptospermum Honey?
Active Leptospermum Honey is the most studied commercially available medical grade honey that offers versatility, safety, and effectiveness for managing challenging wounds and helping with the removal of necrotic tissue.
What is Active Leptospermum Honey (ALH)?
MEDIHONEY® - Superior Sourcing, Rigorous Processing
How MEDIHONEY® helps to promote healing:
Dressings that can be used from the start of the wound through to closure, with a variety of dressing formats to help make wound management easier.
MEDIHONEY® dressings are available in several formats, including:
MEDIHONEY® HCS (Leptospermum Honey content – 63%)
Combines the healing properties of Leptospermum Honey with the fluid handling capability of Super Absorbent Polyment (SAP) technology.
|31622||2.4” x 2.4” 10/box, 5 boxes/case|
|31644||4.33” x 4.33” 10/box, 5 boxes/case|
|31722||2.8" x 2.8" 10/box, 5 boxes/case (4.3" x 4.3" with adhesive border)|
|31744||4 ½" x 4 ½" 10/box, 5 boxes/case (6" x 6" with adhesive border)|
MEDIHONEY® Gel (Active Leptospermum Honey content – 80%)
80% Active Leptospermum Honey and 20% Natural gelling agents.
|31805||0.5 oz tube 10/box, 4 boxes/case|
|31815||1.5 oz tube 1/box, 12 boxes/case|
MEDIHONEY® Paste (Active Leptospermum Honey content – 100%)
For use in hard-to-dress wounds and other wounds that would normally require a gel or paste.
|31505||2.4” x 2.4” 10/box, 5 boxes/case|
|31515||4.33” x 4.33” 10/box, 5 boxes/case|
|31535||2.8" x 2.8" 10/box, 5 boxes/case (4.3" x 4.3" with adhesive border)|
MEDIHONEY® Calcium Alginate (Active Leptospermum Honey content – 95%)
Honey impregnated into a calcium alginate dressing.
|31012||Rope Dressing ¾" x 12" (0.6 x 30.5 cm), package of 5 dressings, 4 packages/case|
|31022||Dressing 2" x 2" (5 x 5 cm), package of 10 dressings, 10 packs/case|
|31045||Dressing 4" x 5" (10 x 13 cm), package of 10 dressings, 5 packs/case|
MEDIHONEY® Honeycolloid™ (Active Leptospermum Honey content – 80%)
The honey colloid pad will form a gel as it warms up with body temperature and as it comes into contact with wound fluid.
|31222||Dressing 2" x 2" (5 x 5 cm), package of 10 dressings, 10 packages/case|
|31245||Dressing 4" x 5" (10 x 13 cm), package of 10 dressings, 5 packages/case|
|31422||2" x 2" 10/box, 10 boxes/case (3 ½" x 3 ½" with adhesive border)|
|31445||4 ½" x 4 ½" 10/box, 5 boxes/case (6" x 6" with adhesive border)|
Distributed by Victus, Inc.
All technical information obtained from manufacturer’s website and technical sheets.
Do not use MEDIHONEY®:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is active Leptospermum honey?
It is the most studied honey for the management of wounds and burns, and is ideal for use in injuries requiring medical-grade honey. Active Leptospermum honey is, with calcium alginate, the main component of the MEDIHONEY® dressings for wound care.
With what type of injuries can I use MEDIHONEY®?
MEDIHONEY® can be used in a variety of hard to heal wounds, whether acute or chronic, including:
Is the concentration of hydrogen peroxide produced cytotoxic?
According to the studies performed, the concentration of peroxide are below the risk level for cytotoxicity. The release of hydrogen peroxide occurs in a constant and continuous manner.
Is MEDIHONEY a fungicide?
Yes it is.
How does it destroy the fungi?
Leptospermum Honey has broad-spectrum effects. It is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive, both anaerobic and aerobic, as well as against fungi and protozoans. Leptospermum Honey has been shown to inhibit more than 80 different species of microorganisms (bacteria, dermatophytes, fungi and yeasts, protozoans and viruses). The action on microorganisms, as mentioned earlier, is a combination of several factors including production of peroxide, reduced pH and osmotic action.
How is MEDIHONEY® classifed and what activity level does it have?
MEDIHONEY® is evaluated against rigorous tests and standard patterns, including a classification to quantify the activity level. This standardization classifies all the Leptospermum honeys verifying its activity level and the special characteristics that makes them beneficial for the management of wounds and burns, according to the following classification:
The Leptospermum honey used in MEDIHONEY® preparations is Activity Rating 15 or higher.
How does it favor the immune system?
MEDIHONEY® promotes the growth of macrophages, keratinocytes and fibroblasts (immune cells), exerting anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation activities. It also stimulates the formation of TNF? (Tumor Necrosis Factor - alpha) in monocytes. This is a cytokine that acts as a mediator and activator of neutrophils and is one of the major mediators of the acute inflammatory response. In addition, the 5.8-kDa component of Leptospermum Honey stimulates immune cells via TLR4.