Honey may help heal burns

October 8, 2008 8:53:22 PM PDT
A new study suggests honey may help heal burns.

Researchers in New Zealeand examined 19 studies involving more than 2,500 participants.

They determined that putting honey on a burn may speed up healing by as many as four days.

The honey draws moisture away from the burn and also mimics the effects of hydrogen peroxide, which destroys harmful bacteria.