Sugar: Cheap, effective wound treatment with a long shelf life

Processed sugar is bad for the health when consumed in sugary foods or sweetened beverages. However, it can potentially save lives when applied to wounds as a disinfectant and healing ingredient. In ancient times, Egyptian healers used sugar to speed up the healing of injuries. During the Napoleonic wars, soldiers stuffed sugar into wounds inflicted by muskets until … Continue reading Sugar: Cheap, effective wound treatment with a long shelf life