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HoneyLab has undertaken the world’s largest programme of clinical research into the benefits of medical-grade honey for skin diseases, proving that our patented formulation Honevo is an effective treatment for several conditions. Clinical studies of kanuka oil products for skin diseases are ongoing and we have a large pipeline of other products at various stages of development.

Many of HoneyLab’s research studies have been published in prestigious medical journals including the British Medical Journal Open and the European Journal of Nutrition.  Below is a list of our published research.

 

Publications

TRG are conducting the world’s largest research programme into the medical uses of honey. We have a large pipeline of new products to test, with many trials planned and a number of trials ongoing. Below is a list of our published research.

  1. Holt S, Johnson K, Ryan J et al. New Zealand kanuka honey has high levels of MGO and antimicrobial activity. J of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. March 15 2012; 18(3): 203
  2. Holt S, Cole A. A pilot study of topical medical-grade kanuka honey for acne. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2011 (June): 190.
  3. Holt S. Honey from old wives’ tale to medical product. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2011 (Sept): 250-1.
  4. Holt S, Cole A. A pilot study of topical medical-grade kanuka honey for acne. Presented at World Dermatology Congress, Seoul, Korea, May 2011
  5. Holt S. Medical honey – sticky but very effective. Contact, the journal of the Pharmacy Guild New Zealand; 2013: April
  6. Greig G, Holt S. A Pilot Study of Topical Bee Venom for Wrinkles. Presented at World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Athens, Greece, May 2013
  7. Greig G, Holt S. A Pilot Study of Topical Bee Venom for Lip Plumping. Presented at World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Athens, Greece, May 2013
  8. Greig G, Holt S. A Study of the Effectiveness of Anti-Wrinkle Serums. Presented at World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Athens, Greece, May 2013
  9. Holt S. Medical-grade New Zealand kanuka honey as a topical treatment for acne and rosacea. Presented at World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Athens, Greece, May 2013
  10. Fingleton J, Sheahan D, Cave N, et al. Topical kanuka honey for the treatment of rosacea. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2013 (Dec): 221–222.
  11. Fingleton J, Sheahan D, Cave N, et al. Topical kanuka honey for the treatment of cold sores. Advances in Integrative Medicine 2014; 1(3) December: 119–123
  12. Holt S. Honey set for key role fighting infections. Pharmacy Today; 2014: August
  13. Fingleton J et al. A single-­blind randomised controlled trial of topical kanuka honey for the treatment of rosacea. British Medical Journal Open 2015;5 : e007651
  14. Fingleton J et al. A single-­blind randomised controlled trial of topical kanuka honey for the treatment of acne. In press
  15. Semprini A et al. A single-­blind randomised controlled trial of topical kanuka honey for the treatment of nappy rash. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2015.
  16. Holt S et al. A topical kanuka honey formulation is an effective treatment for rosacea. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology 2015, 21 March 2015. Poster 871
  17. Holt S et al. A single-blind randomised controlled trial of a topical kanuka honey formulation for the treatment of acne – oral presentation. New Zealand Dermatological Society Annual Meeting, 26th-29th August 2015, Auckland, New Zealand
  18. Holt S et al. A topical kanuka honey formulation is an effective treatment for rosacea – oral presentation. New Zealand Dermatological Society Annual Meeting, 26th-29th August 2015, Auckland, New Zealand 
  19. Holt S. A New Zealand topical kanuka honey product can treat rosacea and reduce antibiotic resistance.  Adv Integr Med 2015; 2: 141-2
  20. Semprini A, Singer J, Shortt N, et al. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of 90% kanuka honey versus 5% aciclovir for the treatment of herpes simplex labialis in the community setting. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017766
  21. Semprini A, Singer J, Braithwaite I, et al Kanuka honey versus aciclovir for the topical treatment of herpes simplex labialis: a randomised controlled trial  BMJ Open 2019;9:e026201.