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Naturopathic wound care

David J Rowe, Arden C Baker
Most medications, herbal preparations, and nutraceutical supplements have notable effects on biochemical pathways and may influence wound healing, coagulation, and cardiovascular function. They can also interact with other drugs. A large portion of the data available regarding the effects of naturopathic medicines is anecdotal. Marketing of certain products may be misleading and potentially harmful, and quality control standards are highly variable. In order to ensure quality control and standardization of products, it is prudent to work with preparations manufactured by companies that adhere to pharmaceutical (good manufacturing practice [GMP]) standards...
March 2009: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Scott R Gregory, Nelson Piccolo, Maria T Piccolo, Monica S Piccolo, John P Heggers
BACKGROUND: Propolis, a naturopathic substance derived from bees wax extract, has recently been praised for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and cicatrization-enhancing properties. OBJECTIVE: In our study, we compare these properties in a high-grade Brazilian propolis skin cream directly with silver sulfadiazene (SSD) in the treatment of minor burns (superficial second degree) in the ambulatory care setting (less than 20% total body surface area burned). SETTINGS/LOCATION: The study was conducted at the burn clinic in Pronto Socorro para Queimaduras, Gioania, Brazil...
February 2002: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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